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by Dkormond
07 Oct 2018, 13:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Those that leave the church.

Different views are fine here, including orthodox ones, but we try hard here not to insult or condemn people for choosing to live differently than we do. The Golden Rule and all that Jazz applies to those who leave, and it applies to those who stay. Following that guideline isn't easy, and we fail ...
by Dkormond
07 Oct 2018, 13:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: Secular Knowledge

Curt Sunshine wrote:Yep. I get that. Mine was a very shorthand attempt to say what you said.

Sorry if that wasn't clear. :D
You’re good.


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by Dkormond
07 Oct 2018, 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Secular Knowledge

I share your frustration. I usually eye roll and think they are doing their thing where they say their thing from their point of view but you just take it with a grain of salt and say to yourself...."I simply disagree." I usually feel the same also when they talk about the evil world...when all I c...
by Dkormond
06 Oct 2018, 14:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Secular Knowledge

After listening to, yet another, secular knowledge diatribe by Dallin Oakes I have to speak my mind. The level of frustration I have over this topic is beyond explanation. Church leaders have repeatedly demonstrated that their knowledge isn’t necessarily “the truth,” and “Secular” knowledge has spre...
by Dkormond
18 Mar 2018, 17:56
Forum: Support
Topic: The Source of My Discomfort
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: The Source of My Discomfort

Thought provoking to see this. I had what I considered a good day at church today because I caught up with an old friend, enjoyed some of the sacrament meeting talks (on service), teacher training was a decent discussion, and in YM's I helped the youth set some goals. In my TBM day's it would have ...
by Dkormond
05 Nov 2017, 18:03
Forum: Support
Topic: This article broke my shelf
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: This article broke my shelf

I don't blame the church for my depression and anxiety problems however when I read an article such as this about spiritual abuse, I realize that the church has been a contributing factor. At the very least, it doesn't provide me with any help or comfort. There are many other articles and books tha...
by Dkormond
05 Nov 2017, 10:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Nature of God
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Nature of God

I have been trying to write this post in my head for about 2 weeks now. One of the things I learned in studying the Old Testament through the Yale Great Courses class last year is that the Bible narrative is very fluid and very dynamic. Moses is not prophesying about the same things that Isaiah, or...
by Dkormond
19 Oct 2017, 21:26
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 1956

Re: Struggling

One last clarification/elucidation. I'll share the story because I hope for insight. As I said I work with children. I have a family I work with where dad was abusive. The mother divulged the abuse to her bishop. The bishop told the Stake President who called the father. The father went home and sod...
by Dkormond
19 Oct 2017, 20:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 1956

Re: Struggling

Thanks everyone. Do you feel like denying your truth has a long term negative affect on your soul?


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by Dkormond
19 Oct 2017, 20:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was the priesthood ban revelation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1520

Re: Was the priesthood ban revelation?

This is really hard issue for me. Brigham taught the ban as if it was revelation, using clear wording to that effect. So it begs the question, if a prophet can teach false doctrine believing it comes from God, and members can hear and accept that doctrine and get a confirmation from the spirit that...