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by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 11:56
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Everyone, thank you so much for your comments and support. I was thinking last night about how my wife and kids will repeatedly hear references to a "worthy priesthood holder" and "eternal families" at church. I will be supplanted as the father figure in the family. I thought about my baby girl who ...
by Shawn
04 Dec 2016, 13:21
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

I Feel My Life is Over

I've posted many things about depression. I have dealt with it for 20 years. Before, it was only clinical depression due to a chemical imbalance in my brain (at least, that's what they say). Now I am also grieving. I have been mourning the loss of my religion for some time. More recently, the affect...
by Shawn
10 Nov 2016, 14:59
Forum: Support
Topic: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications

DarkJedi wrote:In my ward they did the whole thing but the congregation joined in the last two verses. Not me, of course, I had a urgent restroom need that couldn't wait until after the meeting. :smile:
I would have walked out too! I like your bathroom break idea.
by Shawn
10 Nov 2016, 08:03
Forum: Support
Topic: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications

By the way, the kids sang that song in the Primary program a couple weeks ago. I was hoping they wouldn't sing the second and fourth verses, and they ended up singing the first and third verses. Interesting. Maybe they just picked two verses to sing, or maybe someone said "Let's skip those verses th...
by Shawn
10 Nov 2016, 08:00
Forum: Support
Topic: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications

She replied: We are singing the books of the New Testament in the tune of praise to the man. Would that be too upsetting? I understand if so. We're just short staffed this Sunday, but I can find someone else! Haha! I feel stupid. So I'm going to do it. I told her I don't mind the tune. It's an old S...
by Shawn
10 Nov 2016, 07:46
Forum: Support
Topic: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications

Thanks for the response, DJ. I don't think they really need my help, but I also don't think they are trying to give me a job. Jane is cool. It won't be a regular thing. I already quit my calling and I definitely won't miss out on any "fulfillment or edification." I just decided to send her this: "I ...
by Shawn
09 Nov 2016, 23:20
Forum: Support
Topic: A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 832

A Stupid Conundrum with Possibly Serious Implications

My dear StayLDSers, I have missed you. I am no longer a believer at all and I need help dealing with a situation. The Primary President, "Jane," texted me and asked if I'll sit with my daughter's class during Sharing Time on Sunday. I would not have to teach the class. I typed "Yeah, I can do that."...
by Shawn
21 Oct 2016, 08:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 32
Views: 2905

Re: I have a question.

This is also from the "Marriage" section of chapter 25 of Rough Stone Rolling: We might expect that Joseph, the kind of dominant man who is thought to have strong libidinal urges, would betray his sexual drive in his talk and manner. Bred outside the rising genteel culture, he was not inhibited by V...
by Shawn
21 Oct 2016, 08:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 32
Views: 2905

Re: I have a question.

Bushman does present a lot of problematic things, but he seems to excuse Joseph Smith too much and ultimately lead the reader toward belief. This is from the "Marriage" section of chapter 25 of Rough Stone Rolling: Before the marriage revelation, women were in the shadows in Joseph’s theology, impli...
by Shawn
18 Oct 2016, 15:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 32
Views: 2905

Re: I have a question.

I recently realized that Rough Stone Rolling is an apologetic work. Bushman is just much more tactful than FAIR.