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by HiJolly
14 Apr 2011, 09:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Existential crisis
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Existential crisis

What you hunger for is the life you left behind when you came to this mortal sphere of existence. You can't have it back, not really, until you die. Sorry about that. For now, you are required to be as wise as a serpent, and as harmless as a dove. You need to be 'worldly' enough to survive and thriv...
by HiJolly
13 Apr 2011, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love Wins!
Replies: 40
Views: 4873

Re: Love Wins!

Mercyngrace, you *heretic*, you! ;) HiJolly Want to know what's funny? I read comments by others like me who feel marginalized. And though I've felt that way from time to time, I refuse to move to the fringe. I'm intent on bringing my whole ward with me... LOL! And most of the members seem happy to...
by HiJolly
13 Apr 2011, 12:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love Wins!
Replies: 40
Views: 4873

Re: Love Wins!

Mercyngrace, you *heretic*, you! ;)


HiJolly
by HiJolly
13 Apr 2011, 11:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?
Replies: 76
Views: 1724

Re: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?

hawkgrrrl wrote...Just a side comment. Does anyone actually NOT take TSM's stories with an enormous grain of salt? He is an obvious embellisher. Hawkgrrrl, I really would like to add to your comment, but I fear that Ray is watching. :silent: Ray does a marvelous job on this board. This site is an u...
by HiJolly
13 Apr 2011, 06:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Numbers 13 & 14
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Numbers 13 & 14

In summary, this is why I don't like the 14 Fundamentals - not because they all are crap in and of themselves, when parsed ONLY for what they say, but because of the foundational message to which they point in #14 with which I just don't agree as worded. I think they should be focused on prophecy, ...
by HiJolly
12 Apr 2011, 20:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?
Replies: 76
Views: 1724

Re: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?

I'm not trying to look down on anyone and disrespect or criticize their decisions based on their sincere beliefs, I'm sorry if anything I said came across that way. I appreciate that. A more accurate description of my point-of-view is that I feel sorry for some of these members that are making extr...
by HiJolly
12 Apr 2011, 19:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?
Replies: 76
Views: 1724

Re: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?

... and after reading "The Mysteries of Godliness- a history of Mormon temple worship- I see it as a complete waste of time, and money. This is just my opinion. I *have* to dig that out of the box it's in and read it. I bought it 6 years ago or so, and still keep finding other things to read before...
by HiJolly
12 Apr 2011, 19:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love Wins!
Replies: 40
Views: 4873

Re: Love Wins!

Mercyngrace,

I have really enjoyed your comments in this thread. Carry On.


HiJolly
by HiJolly
12 Apr 2011, 18:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?
Replies: 76
Views: 1724

Re: Really, why do we put so much emphasis on temples?

The temple president and others who advocated this practice have long forgotten who I am, for sure, but the memory remains with my family. And I still feel the effects of that today. If any GA's read this, please consider a kinder, gentler approach to non-member families that don't force you to ali...
by HiJolly
12 Apr 2011, 18:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: When rules replace religion
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: When rules replace religion

I hear you. This tendency with many of my brothers & sisters troubles me as well. But because I have the living spirit within me, I don't see it quite so negatively. Granted, they probably won't ask me to teach Gospel Doctrine to the Adults anytime soon after my year of teaching the D&C and Church h...