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by Beefster
19 Jan 2018, 09:11
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Advice is just that: advice
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Advice is just that: advice

When I was on my mission, zone conferences had their way of making me feel like crap for all the things I did "wrong" During one of these, my companion (actually my favorite companion) noticed that I was taking it all really hard (they were really drilling in obedience) and started writing something...
by Beefster
18 Jan 2018, 00:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The White Bear Problem
Replies: 34
Views: 532

Re: The White Bear Problem

That would make the most sense. All the serotonin related pills I tried did nothing or made me high-strung. Folate affects dopamine production. ADHD traits (I exhibit many) are partly caused by a shortage of dopamine in the brain. Definitely a dopamine issue for me. It also turns out that modest amo...
by Beefster
17 Jan 2018, 18:41
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The White Bear Problem
Replies: 34
Views: 532

Re: The White Bear Problem

I've highlighted one part as it is often blamed on Mormonism! https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/can-living-at-altitude-lead-to-depression-20141204/ Could you describe the Utah paradox? Look at any survey published in the last 30 years, and you’ll see there’s a high quality of life associat...
by Beefster
16 Jan 2018, 23:21
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

I'll admit I'm sad about Uchtdorf not being in the FP anymore and I'm bracing myself for DHO, but perhaps there's a silver lining in all this. I don't think we really know all the sides to RMN and DHO. RMN has never really rubbed me the wrong way and he has always had good variety in his talks. DHO ...
by Beefster
16 Jan 2018, 19:48
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

I do see where it could be hard serving as a ward missionary teaching investigators/new members. I am not exactly sure what I would do if a Missionary turned to me and said "Bro. Roy could you share your testimony of the First Vision?" I do not know that I could honestly say what the Missionary wan...
by Beefster
15 Jan 2018, 12:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: Hi!

Welcome! I know how you feel regarding the temple. The endowment is cultishly ritualistic and it completely freaked me out my first time through. I frankly don't understand how people went through it and loved it . It still bothers me a little and is something I don't particularly care to do. There ...
by Beefster
15 Jan 2018, 11:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

I don't go out of my way to talk about the church, but when it comes up, I'm not bashful about it. If people have questions, I answer them as candidly as possible and I don't whitewash. I present the facts as I understand them and I let them decide for themselves. I don't push or pressure. I don't p...
by Beefster
15 Jan 2018, 11:30
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

Thing is, it started as a "teach Gospel Principles" calling. I was reluctant to accept at the time because the faith transition was already in full swing at the time. But my conditioning meant I said yes. Now I'm being roped into calling members (active or not) to have them feed the missionaries (wh...
by Beefster
14 Jan 2018, 18:29
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

To start, I think defining intellectual dishonesty (or "authenticity") is important. Are you intellectually dishonest when you try to present yourself in the best light on a first date? How about when you do not want to go on a date but do not want to hurt the askers feelings? I defined the term in...
by Beefster
14 Jan 2018, 12:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

I guess this is sort of a sequel to "Can God really hold us accountable for anything?" I have been struggling lately with reconciling my feelings on the "one true church" mentality. There are hundreds of thousands of churches/faiths/congregations in this world right now . There are so many conflicti...