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by BeJoyful
20 Sep 2018, 07:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

For me, living my life as if God was not part of the equation (either because of non-existence or being more hands-off and letting us have the space to grow) has made me think about what it means to be a good person, and how to choose to be a better person from a values/ethics perspective. I love t...
by BeJoyful
20 Aug 2018, 19:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."

Sorry it's been so long since I posted- thank you for your responses! I love love love all of them. I'll jump on my computer tomorrow and address each more directly, plus contribute my own. [emoji173]️

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by BeJoyful
06 Aug 2018, 16:41
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."

A few weeks ago, my (TBM) sister challenged me to come up with articles of faith that I ascribe to. Her declared intention has more to do with behavior than belief (she's concerned about no type of 'sin' being off the table unless I declare I have a rule against it), but I think that it is a great e...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 13:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

Dande48 is correct about the doctrinal result of ending up in a lower kingdom, if membership is not restored, but, if we are being technical and precise, Dehlin was flat-out wrong to call it being "condemned to Hell". First, lots of people come back I to the LDS Church after excommunication, and th...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

So I'd be willing to say, according to Church doctrine, excommunication is a condemnation to hell (meaning spirit prison and a lower kingdom), which can only be reversed through repentance, re-baptism and the restoration of blessings. There are some technicalities I'm sure I'm missing, but I'd say ...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 12:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

Yeah- it made sense to utilize him, I just didn't like how he handled it. I disagree with him on what excommunication means, in particular. He said it's a condemnation to hell, which I don't think there's any doctrinal support of.

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by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 09:45
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Believer (HBO)
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Believer (HBO)

The documentary about Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. I watched it and liked it. A major premise is that we need more voices and I agree. I also cried at a couple of the teen suicide stories. Even if the Utah higher suicide rate has not actually increased or is not due to the church's LGBTQ stance...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 09:19
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Believer (HBO)
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Believer (HBO)

LookingHard wrote:I don't have an HBO subscription, but I may just join HBOgo for a month so I can watch this on my computer.
That's what I did. They have a 2 week free trial.

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by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 09:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

I haven't seen a thread on it, I'll have to look. I don't think blame is a useful concept in any death. My family is deeply affected by suicide, and no matter what, a family will always ask why, what could we have done differently, etc. I didn't feel like Believer was blaming family at all. I didn't...
by BeJoyful
03 Jul 2018, 07:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

I saw this- lots of good things in it. I do agree though- they're avoiding a cause and talking about a symptom.

Have you watched "Believer"? It came out last week on HBO. I think Dan Reynolds did an excellent job for the most part.

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