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by Reuben
14 Oct 2018, 18:02
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 34
Views: 642

Re: I May Throw Up...

Today was F&TM in our ward and there were several about doing as Pres. Nelson "inviting" (apparently read commanded by some people) members to read the BoM before the end of the year. After the first couple I was thinking to myself "I don't remember him saying that." I was texting during the meetin...
by Reuben
12 Oct 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 387

Re: The Church to match box office sales ...

It might be "repentance", but it's a different brand of repentance than they teach over the pulpit. It's like when a man becomes afraid his wife is going to find out about an affair from a few years prior. He brings her flowers, does the dishes, and steps up his "husband" game, so she won't believe...
by Reuben
10 Oct 2018, 11:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: Secular Knowledge

Bro. Bennion advises a degree of compartmentailisation and an effort to stay well rounded. Religion can be like music or art - he argues. Science has it's truths and science can provide many useful methods for descirbing and deconstructing a masterpiece - but at the core, a masterpiece is a masterp...
by Reuben
10 Oct 2018, 10:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: Secular Knowledge

From his work he defined what a cult is. His definition burrows deal into my soul. 1.) Cults control information. 2.) Cult Leaders are chosen by God and considered infallible. 3.) Cults demand purity 4.) Cults demand confession of imagined sins. 5.)Cult doctrines are inflexible. 6.) Cults Load the ...
by Reuben
09 Oct 2018, 10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

I thought Sister Cordon's talk was similarly an antidote. Hers was meant to be administered to all the straight cis members, though. She knocked it out of the park.
by Reuben
25 Sep 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 2578

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

Sam didn't stop where they did, and he only got excommunicated when he pushed beyond where they stopped. He didn't just "speak out publicly". His original activities (speaking out publicly) led to awareness and open dosucussion of a serious issue (ecclesiastical abuse), as well as necessary practic...
by Reuben
25 Sep 2018, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 2578

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

Nobody here has said people should never speak out and challenge. What we have said is that there is a line that is impossible to erase once it has been crossed - so if your desire is to continue to work in a supportive role from within to facilitate change, don't cross the line. Thanks for the cor...
by Reuben
24 Sep 2018, 05:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 2578

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

It's worth pointing out that StayLDS self-selects for people who work quietly behind the scenes. It's part of its character. People like Sam Young would get bored and frustrated here. And so you get narratives that talk about "the" way to get the church to change, all involving small local effects. ...
by Reuben
23 Sep 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being a Woman in the Church - An Ongoing Existential Crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Being a Woman in the Church - An Ongoing Existential Crisis

bdavis3 wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 10:53
I'm a therapist for troubled autistic teens.
If you had been doing this 25 years ago, I could have been one of your patients. God bless you for this.
by Reuben
15 Sep 2018, 18:25
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 1079

Re: YSA Fireside

I applaud the increased transparency and honesty. I had three predictions for the event, all of which came true. 1. The church is pushing "Saints." 2. There still isn't the barest hint of reconciling with anyone who discovered what's now in "Saints" and lost belief, trust, friends and family over it...