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by wayfarer
22 Jun 2014, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room for All in this Church
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Room for All in this Church

"whether or not the june disciplinary courts for kate and john were coincidental, i am now hearing every day about more bishops seeking unsolicited meetings with women who have been publicly feminist. not just leaders, but rank and file members with views no different than mine. i so wish this were...
by wayfarer
20 Jun 2014, 21:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room for All in this Church
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Room for All in this Church

i have to say that the press response to our letter has been amazing: huffingtonpost, nyt, wsj, others have taken up the story.

sadly, though, the more conservative wing of the bloggernacle think us to be like the expositor....interesting analogy.

the divide in the church is as deep as ever.
by wayfarer
16 Jun 2014, 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room for All in this Church
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Room for All in this Church

StayLDS-ers. Please see the following statement authored and signed by a broad set of Bloggernacle podcasters, bloggers, moderators, and participants. Room for All in this Church June 16, 2014 We face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS leaders and church members wrestle more openly w...
by wayfarer
01 Jun 2014, 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?
Replies: 44
Views: 2329

Re: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?

Wayfarer! So good to hear from you again! I do believe that it is important not to think of ourselves as 'more' or 'better' or 'higher' than anyone else. It might be better FOR ME, but I don't need to compare myself to anyone else. My SP and his wife are wonderful people. They are faithful believer...
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?
Replies: 44
Views: 2329

Re: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?

cwald wrote: But no. It is a waste of time to have this conversation.
you're such a skeptic...
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 18:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?
Replies: 44
Views: 2329

Re: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?

This probably won't work, but it's worth a try: What if we consider that a person who has come to question or even reject his or her literal faith is someone who has progressed to a higher spiritual plane than those who require literalism? Alma 12:9 suggests that the Church teaches "the lesser porti...
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 18:09
Forum: Support
Topic: should I stay or should I go
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: should I stay or should I go

breaks are good for the soul, particularly when we become resentful of the complicated, forced way to live life as a TBM. I have come to realize there is a more real god than the big judge in the sky. honestly, i have never understood it: we taught in missionary discussions that Jesus was our judge....
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 18:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Thank you all, and adieu
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Thank you all, and adieu

Peace, my friend. I have long lost any beliefs in the truth claims of the church...or any other church for that matter. Each person's solution, once coming to this place, is a bit different, and I do hope you keep in touch.

Cheers!
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 17:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Meet with An Area Authority?
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Meet with An Area Authority?

this is really a great thread to read. I think the key comment in all of this is: With that, we talked about how digging into the answers some people give, such as apologists, can be an addictive habit. I realized that I need to stop looking for answers from apologists. amen, amen, and amen. We have...
by wayfarer
29 May 2014, 17:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Special assignment by the SP
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: Special assignment by the SP

Like Ray, I think I'm impressed with your Stake President. That he has called you to the HC knowing your issues, he has a purpose. I suspect that the amount of disaffection in the church is rising to epidemic proportions. I moderate a Facebook group supporting those with faith challenges, and we are...