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by mackay11
27 Dec 2014, 01:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Age of Faith Crisis
Replies: 43
Views: 2870

Re: Age of Faith Crisis

Had a brief questioning blip at 16 or 17 and then mid 30s for the full transition. My wife was the same. Most of the people I know (in "real life") who have gone through this have been 30s or 40s. A few in their 20s.
by mackay11
26 Dec 2014, 17:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues

It's worth saying that the best thing about Wikipedia is the requirement to provide sources. If possible, click through and read the source behind the claim being made. Sometimes I discount claims based on weak sources.
by mackay11
26 Dec 2014, 17:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues

Wikipedia is a surprisingly good place to work through some of the big issues. They go into more detail than the LDS.org essays but don't carry the same "snidey" spin of a CES letter or mormonthink. The advantage of Wikipedia is they are fully referenced for further reading and have both "pro" and "...
by mackay11
15 Dec 2014, 22:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 489
Views: 55190

Re: Useful quote of the day...

First time I read this quote, I didn't like it. Then I read it again and realised there was a distinction being drawn between revelation and divine revelation. I found it interesting. Especially the second paragraph: "Then if we have the religion of the Savior we are entitled to the blessings precis...
by mackay11
23 Nov 2014, 02:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Part Tithe Payer Relinquishing Recommend
Replies: 32
Views: 2715

Re: Part Tithe Payer Relinquishing Recommend

Given tithing was instituted as 10% of increase/excess there's no "right or wrong" amount to pay. If you're in financial difficulties and having to go into debt to cover basic necessities then it doesn't sound like you have much "excess." Perhaps you and your wife could spend time thinking about wha...
by mackay11
17 Nov 2014, 22:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Essays Would You Still Like To See
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

What Essays Would You Still Like To See

Mckay, My complaint with the Essays is that I find no listing of what is available, short of clicking 26 times on their alphabetic list. My cynical twin brother would say they are attempting to make it difficult for people to find embarrassing stuff But then this would not be the first time I've be...
by mackay11
15 Nov 2014, 10:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Essays Would You Still Like To See
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: What Essays Would You Still Like To See

I'd like to see a few more essays but I'd also like a few more to see the essays.

I want them in the Ensign and I want them read from the pulpit and referenced in conference.

I want an acceptance of nuance, uncertainty and abandonment of dogmatism.
by mackay11
15 Nov 2014, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moderation and Me
Replies: 31
Views: 1963

Re: Moderation and Me

Hi, Ray... And the other mods. Keep up the good work. This is possibly the only forum/group on the bloggernacle that maintains a good tone (A Thoughtful Faith on Facebook is perhaps the only one that comes close). I got "modded" the other day by Heber. It was completely justified as I'd stepped out ...
by mackay11
15 Nov 2014, 09:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Historical Perspective
Replies: 37
Views: 2155

Re: Historical Perspective

That's not what I said , mackay11 - and ripping part of a sentence out of the sentence and presenting it as if it was the entire thought is not fair. I love you, friend, but, please, don't do that to me. What I said was: The LDS Church is not unique in ANY way when it comes to having historical iss...