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by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

And what is the worst about JW (and scientology) shunning is how it is "enforced" especially in families. For a JW that finds himself on the outs, his parents are really pressured to knot even make eye contact with the child, let alone ever talk with them. That is just cruel.
by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 47
Views: 828

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have one question though, how do having all these resignations help Protect the Children? This initially started to protect kids and youth during interviews. Now what happens? If everyone who had a stake in the initial agenda leaves, was the effort worth it? What about all the children left behin...
by LookingHard
16 Sep 2018, 18:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

Gerald wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 08:55
I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result.
Shunnings within the JW is WAY more than in the LDS church. Go listen to the podcast "Shunned" to get a sampling.
by LookingHard
16 Sep 2018, 08:26
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 33
Views: 676

Re: YSA Fireside

You did call it Reuben. I just listened to an episode this morning from MormonDiscussionPodcast that Bill Reel and "Radio Free Mormon" both weigh in on how many questions are VERY carefully answered so that someone that REALLY knows all the history can't say "they are lying", but for someone not in ...
by LookingHard
13 Sep 2018, 05:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 655

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I also find myself wondering just how much control we have over how much time we spend in angerland. Do we will ourselves away from it or only move on once we're ready to move on? Very good question. I have thought about this also as I see staying in the anger phase isn't all that healthy. It does ...
by LookingHard
12 Sep 2018, 04:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 655

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I think the anger isn't always just his behavior, but the frustration of the totally whitewashed version presented by the church. When you realize the real man - it can make you very angry. I look at John C. Bennett in Nauvoo. That guy seemed like a scoundrel - but I can look back on him without get...
by LookingHard
11 Sep 2018, 19:09
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 33
Views: 676

Re: YSA Fireside

I have been listening to the Saints podcast today talking about this. It is good that they are being MORE open. They seem to be implying that they are FULLY open now. They are talking about "new" history ? what??? Revised maybe, Corrected maybe. To me "new" history sounds like they are making it up....
by LookingHard
10 Sep 2018, 03:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saints: the Standard of Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Saints: the Standard of Truth

I set it to record and I turned it on for a few minutes and it was covering. They asked about polygamy. Elder Cook asked the Sister historian (Kate Holbrook) to answer (interesting). It was typical apologist stuff and "I am glad to have been born of that lineage". The historian then said something l...
by LookingHard
09 Sep 2018, 13:02
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saints: the Standard of Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Saints: the Standard of Truth

I will put this in my frame of context: What do we mean when we say a prophet is not perfect? I will answer this indirectly. It seems we can clearly read that past prophets have made mistakes, but we can't say, "I firmly feel that the Nov 15th policy was not of God and that whomever in the COB and t...