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by nibbler
27 Nov 2013, 18:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: tbm -> atheist
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: tbm -> atheist

In the beginning I took the easy path - I'd treat church and doctrines like a branch of mathematics and when called upon to teach or talk I'd express myself within that limited branch of "mathematics." In that sense everything you say comes from deductive reasoning where the initial assumption is th...
by nibbler
25 Nov 2013, 12:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Recommend Time
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: Temple Recommend Time

Thanks for the warning. I'll certainly take it to heart after reading some first hand accounts from some of the members of this forum.
by nibbler
24 Nov 2013, 20:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Recommend Time
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: Temple Recommend Time

Late to the party... as usual. Since joining the site I've started reading the backlog and just came across this. I'll echo others in pointing out the distinction between restoring the gospel and restoring the church. You could even take it a step further and compartmentalize the scope of the "resto...
by nibbler
23 Nov 2013, 17:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Need a little help giving a lesson tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Need a little help giving a lesson tomorrow

Thanks. I'll add the one about beards and the one about white bread to my list. Several people in the group are very insistent on white shirts so I'll leave that off... since the focus is to get people to think, not to provide a list of incorrect beliefs we hold. I'll start searching the forums in e...
by nibbler
23 Nov 2013, 08:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Need a little help giving a lesson tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Need a little help giving a lesson tomorrow

Sorry for the late notice, I would have started my search earlier but I only recently got invited to give the lesson. Some of you know how that goes. I'm looking for a list of things that are church culture that, over time, have been interpreted to be commandments. I'd like to ease people into the i...
by nibbler
22 Nov 2013, 10:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Well, hello there!
Replies: 18
Views: 1106

Re: Well, hello there!

Hearing perspectives from others that have had similar experiences helps give me the strength to continue to discover and blaze my own trail.

Thanks for sharing your story.
by nibbler
22 Nov 2013, 08:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Sacarament Meeting to remember
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Sacarament Meeting to remember

I know it's none of my business, just curious. Did you ever write that missionary? Heck, I feel like I need to write to him. Sometimes events like this can lead people down a path of self-deprecation that is very difficult to come back from. I'm sure the poor guy felt judged by the entire ward. My h...
by nibbler
22 Nov 2013, 07:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Utah

So heres my Sunday update. Mostly everything was positive and easy. But a very nice Primary President straight up asked me what callings I was interested in. What is going on here? When I read that I thought you were going to go in a different direction... I know I've never been asked what callings...
by nibbler
19 Nov 2013, 17:46
Forum: Support
Topic: My new calling - a little daunted but also feeling hopeful
Replies: 25
Views: 729

Re: My new calling - a little daunted but also feeling hopef

I'll be very interested to hear your experiences. I didn't initially want to share this but just so you know, I'm currently a branch mission leader and I share all of your sentiments (except the strict members one, only my branch president and wife know my current feelings/thought processes). In fac...
by nibbler
19 Nov 2013, 15:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Student Review on BOA
Replies: 28
Views: 1154

Re: Student Review on BOA

I suppose I should have been more careful with my words. I meant to say that whether the Book of Abraham contains any edifying teachings is a separate issue from the questions that the problems with its origins raise. As Roy points out, you can find inspiration anywhere. I already accept that the bo...