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by adrift
25 Apr 2018, 04:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

Well that's a tough call. I guess the best I can do is say that I used to consider myself Mormon; thinking about it now brings more sorrow than joy; and knowing what I now know I'd have never joined in the first place. As has been said, it's a mixed bag. On the one hand, I have no venereal diseases,...
by adrift
26 Mar 2018, 03:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him

Totally. Looking back, I can see my bias regarding the BoM, history, and evidence. It was easy to see things that seemed to prove or strengthen the case for it all while completely ignoring facts and evidence to the contrary.

I just need to figure out where to put everything.
by adrift
25 Mar 2018, 17:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him

Maybe because it's still so raw for me but it DOES matter if it isn't historically accurate because it's been sold as such. It does matter to me, at least. If I can't trust that then what else can't I trust?
by adrift
25 Mar 2018, 06:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Hagoth and the Nephites that went with him

Now that I've lost my testimony, the questions I've never had answered and had to shelf are coming back up. So Hagoth took a lot of Nephites and two ships and we are taught that they populated the islands of the sea. That's cool but what happened to all of the Nephites in the group? Did the Lamanite...
by adrift
13 Mar 2018, 08:42
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad it's not just me
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Glad it's not just me

I am not even really upset with myself for my previous lack of understanding and more black/white perception of the world. While I may wish that some things were different, I can extend myself grace because I understand that my understanding is now different, and I can make different choices based ...
by adrift
12 Mar 2018, 16:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad it's not just me
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Glad it's not just me

I remember going to a party/"Nerd board game night" that said BYOB on the invite. DW was worried that I would drink there. I was incredulous at her response. She said, "With all of the other stuff changing with you, how am I to know what is going to change next." It was a scary time for both of us....
by adrift
12 Mar 2018, 15:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Essays in the MTC?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Essays in the MTC?

I guess all we can do is teach our own families and hope for the best. This past week I've been thinking about my life and choices I made with the understanding I had at the time. It's hard to think about all of the things I excused or chose to be ignorant about. I had such conviction, too! If I wer...
by adrift
12 Mar 2018, 06:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad it's not just me
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Glad it's not just me

Thanks, it's definitely been crazy. My wife says I'm cynical and is worried that the pendulum will swing as far the other way as I was a die hard TBM. I can see that possibility and am trying not to let that happen.
by adrift
12 Mar 2018, 05:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Essays in the MTC?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Essays in the MTC?

We had a testimony meeting yesterday, which have always felt a little uncomfortable to me, but moreso during this time in my life. I listen to every word, trying to find inspiration and something good to take away. I'm trying so hard not to be cynical. Anyway, a senior missionary stood and said that...
by adrift
05 Mar 2018, 21:13
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad it's not just me
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Glad it's not just me

Man, thank you guys so much. I would say that you don't know how much it means to me but you do. It's incredible the discrepancies you can find. And while most of it is stuff I could live with (if it were true), the fact that the Church has twisted, distorted, maniplulated the truth (and sometimes l...