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by grobert93
17 Sep 2020, 07:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1019

Re: The Church and transsexualism

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. I'd love it if the teachings and policies moved away from finding ways to condemn and move towards love, acceptance, and ministering. I am in general convinced that there are kinder and comp...
by grobert93
16 Sep 2020, 08:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I had a lot of thoughts to share, but since many are led by my emotional reaction to how to church handles doubts, I wanted to give myself some time to compose things better. However, one of my favorite website blogs updated with their take on this, and it articulates my thoughts much better. I hope...
by grobert93
13 Sep 2020, 07:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

Plus now that I've decided that swearing, drinking coffee and not paying tithing is normal and healthy, there's a lot less to "repent" for anyway. :thumbup: :angel: I think this is the key, along with letting go of the associated guilt/fear. And again, let us not confuse or conflate repentance and ...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1019

Re: The Church and transsexualism

I think it will take another 10-20 years before a shift occurs in the church leadership. Thread tangent. This comment made me curious so I whipped up a quick spreadsheet. Assuming all current leaders live to be 95, this is roughly how things would play out (of course some will live longer, some sho...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 07:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1019

Re: The Church and transsexualism

First of all, I would like to thank all those who have responded here. I now understand a little more why the Church has problems with the subject. I still have one question: If science accepts transsexuality and no longer tries to heal it, as they have done it with the issue of homosexuality for m...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 07:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

I used to feel like the most unworthy sinner in the world when I actually believed the claims from the church and took it into my heart. I begged god for forgiveness when I discovered private time, I begged God to forgive me when I accidentally said words like beaver dam. I thought I was horrible an...
by grobert93
06 Sep 2020, 07:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

I struggled as a youth to overcome a natural part of boyhood which the church drilled in my head was a horrible sin. I felt guilty, felt awful and never thought I could feel forgiven. And indeed, I'd hide this struggle in temple interviews, held callings and more. Eventually the mission came and I f...
by grobert93
06 Sep 2020, 07:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Where is everyone?

The church ls less relevant to me now that I'm out, so I find less reason to be actively involved. While I believe this site is perfect for those who want to STAY, for those who want to LEAVE it doesn't fulfill as satisfying. That, and the pandemic caused a lot of life events to not occur and thus w...
by grobert93
06 Sep 2020, 07:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
Replies: 31
Views: 2192

Re: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?

I like all three responses to my question and the OP question. But if God is hiding in the shadows quietly getting work done and allowing us to give ourselves credit, then I will cycle once again to the merits of the truth claims from the mormon church. What makes the mormons right or more correct f...
by grobert93
29 Aug 2020, 07:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
Replies: 31
Views: 2192

Re: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?

Why would we want to worship a god who hides and lets is suffer. Makes no sense Maybe God does expect us to worship. Maybe instead of the "sovereign God" who sees us as servants and expects worship, God really is the loving parent God LDS theology alludes to (Givens's God who weeps)? What if God ca...