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by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2013, 21:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A childs question nobody could answer.
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: A childs question nobody could answer.

I agree that the TBM answer would be that it will all be sorted out in the millennium. We could play all sorts of "what ifs." Ray's point about the atonement, however, validates all of that. I know it's widely believed, even among members, that Mormons don't believe in grace. But we absolutely do! T...
by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2013, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is missionary work service?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Is missionary work service?

I agree with Ray, as usual. I might add that converting someone to the gospel, as opposed to converting one to the church, is indeed a service to the individual. There are many who convert to the church that did not have the gospel in their lives at all, and while the two are connected in the conver...
by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2013, 19:28
Forum: Support
Topic: What Works For Me
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: What Works For Me

Thanks for sharing this DT. As someone trying to make the transition to return to church after a long absence, I find your thoughts helpful. Most of them I do anyway (like follow Christ's teachings). My crisis of faith was more of a crash, and the opposite of your experience has been true for me in...
by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2013, 13:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good-Bye, Dad
Replies: 54
Views: 1320

Re: Good-Bye, Dad

I'm truly sorry for your loss, Ray.
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2013, 13:46
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ensign...
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: The Ensign...

OK, found it. I didn't realize the Oct issue had come and TBM DW took it to our room where she always takes the new one (she reads it at bedtime). I will admit that my coat was roughed by the first part. I am sure the church leadership is concerned about activity levels and that is an attack point f...
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2013, 13:04
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ensign...
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: The Ensign...

It might be helpful to know which month you are referring to. Like you, I used to be a regular reader in my TBM days, but find it difficult to read because it's filled with the kinds of things that bug me about the more blind and deaf of the TBMs. They are around here, but the article you refer to d...
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2013, 07:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Cultural Religious Beliefs in 1800's - Josephs Think Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Cultural Religious Beliefs in 1800's - Josephs Think Tan

The God Who Weeps does a very good job of showing the vast majority of Mormon ideas and doctrines were in the world already . If we still call it a restoration then it's a collation, a distillation, a gathering together. I agree with this. I'm not done with The God Who Weeps yet, but I love it so f...
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2013, 06:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Cultural Religious Beliefs in 1800's - Josephs Think Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Cultural Religious Beliefs in 1800's - Josephs Think Tan

I personally like the idea of "Joseph Smith the reformer" over "Joseph Smith, Gods only voice on earth" Not sure why this is so uncomfortable for so many. This allows him to be way more human and explains some of his...um..stranger behaviors. I have also come to this way of thinking. I actually thi...
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2013, 03:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Book of Abraham
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: The Book of Abraham

The fact that gets me the most is that all of the mental gymnastics set forth by the apologists are only necessary if you accept the claim "Joseph Smith is a true prophet" as absolutely true. In order to preserve the veracity of that statement, we find ourselves throwing out all the things he said ...
by DarkJedi
19 Sep 2013, 10:03
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A young doc from Texas...
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: A young doc from Texas...

Welcome Doc. I am a relative newcomer myself, also having stumbled upon this site via another. Unlike you I have been inactive in the church since my crisis of faith, but like you I have been supportive of my family. I also looked into other churches, but also didn't find anything else appealing. Th...