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by Reuben
28 Jul 2017, 14:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism

I agree that it's humans being human. I get that. Its a big part of how I cope. What I'm absolutely bewildered by is the sentiment that it has nothing to do with religion - that it's just humans being human. I have two problems with it. 1. Is there a StayDodgers.com? RemainDemocrat.org? KeepCarnivor...
by Reuben
28 Jul 2017, 11:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism

Are you Zen masters saying what I think you're saying? Go read up on the JW doctrine and discourse surrounding shunning. Then browse reddit.com/r/exjw for a while. Then come back here and state, completely honestly, that their religion wasn't a huge aggravating factor in all the pain they experience...
by Reuben
27 Jul 2017, 10:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: 2 Snake Tales
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: 2 Snake Tales

I'm more interested in which story I need than which one I prefer . This has changed over time. I needed the first story as a child and as a teenager. I need the second story as an adult. The second wouldn't have made sense to me as a kid. I didn't have enough experience to understand that sometimes...
by Reuben
23 Jul 2017, 18:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Time only sealing? Concubines?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Time only sealing? Concubines?

It could also be saying that you've put all the effort into it that you feel the question justifies. It could also mean that you're satisfied with your level of confidence in whatever answer you think is most likely. Both of these statements describe what I think. There's no shelf, because I'm not e...
by Reuben
19 Jul 2017, 00:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it a test of faith?
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Is it a test of faith?

The next time someone says that anything about LGBT issues is a test of faith (e.g. backing the Q15 on the November policy, believing the current doctrine, wrestling with the idea that God would make someone transgender), I have a reply ready.

"What if it's a test of love instead?"
by Reuben
18 Jul 2017, 15:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closets and Shelves
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Closets and Shelves

Roy wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 14:20
"Soooooo Bishop..... If I understand you correctly, your advice is to break the shelf and to come out of the closet?" :lol:
:clap:
by Reuben
17 Jul 2017, 13:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me change my thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 757

Re: Help me change my thinking

The only aspect of your thinking that I can detect as possibly flawed is expecting non-financial benefits in return for financial donations. I don't see a strong causal link. (Do you see one?) I think that's more of an aspect of how you feel, which is significant, but not exactly what you asked us t...
by Reuben
13 Jul 2017, 12:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Questions for Hofmann
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Questions for Hofmann

I'd like to know if he had a faith crisis, and if so, what caused it.
by Reuben
12 Jul 2017, 15:12
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: A new interpretation of Matt 5:48
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: A new interpretation of Matt 5:48

I noticed the same thing about the context for this verse a few years ago, but still regarded it as a commandment. Interesting take. Also I think we take this verse often alone by itself and it's completely out of context. Just... just this one? I've come to strongly dislike the very idea of perfect...
by Reuben
11 Jul 2017, 14:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our ward's alternative to lesson 24 on apostasy
Replies: 36
Views: 819

Re: Our ward's alternative to lesson 24 on apostasy

I didn't feel like I could contradict the class too many times in a row ...just curious...but do you feel you have some social capital built up in your ward that you can choose to spend some at certain times without negative repercussions? If so (because it sounds like you do)...how do you think yo...