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by university
09 May 2016, 21:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubting Thomas and Doubting Everything
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Doubting Thomas and Doubting Everything

Hi StayLDS community: I feel like I should apologize. I'm a big time lurker here, although posting for me comes in spurts. So often this community has given me wonderful feedback and I don't reply. I often have varying reasons for not responding but most often it's a busy schedule followed by a peri...
by university
29 Apr 2016, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sexual assault and its aftermath at BYU
Replies: 109
Views: 8197

Re: Sexual assault and its aftermath at BYU

One of the cases described in the article above indicates a woman who reported a rape to the police, but not to BYU, got a call from the Honor Code office afterwards and they had the police report. Perhaps it is public record? Or they read something about it in the newspaper? But the fact the woman...
by university
21 Mar 2016, 13:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU or Michigan
Replies: 25
Views: 1899

Re: BYU or Michigan

From someone whose name is “university” perhaps I should comment? :smile: :oops: I didn’t go to BYU. I didn’t want to even as a TBM. I can’t quite recall the reasons why, but I believe it had something to do with me not liking the culture of BYU, and that’s even before I was aware of some of their a...
by university
03 Mar 2016, 16:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do LDS members marry so fast?
Replies: 87
Views: 8633

Re: Why do LDS members marry so fast?

Rob & Heber, it may seem like a paradox (maybe especially to you, Rob) but I think you're both correct in your views. Rob, thanks for responding to me a while back in such a respectful and thoughtful way. I'm not going to quote it, but there was one thing I wanted to clear up: I mentioned in my post...
by university
03 Mar 2016, 16:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being gay is your trial in life
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: Being gay is your trial in life

Hypothetically: There are physical conditions which alter our essential experience of ourselves in mortality . Somehow the body hijacks the emotional core of our being, and replaces it with something else. There's no way to overcome this condition, and there's no reliable way to separate our “true”...
by university
03 Mar 2016, 15:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Interesting quote from Bednar's video in Argentina on LGBT
Replies: 36
Views: 2918

Re: Interesting quote from Bednar's video in Argentina on LG

Thank you for posting this on here. I saw an article about it pop up on my social media a while ago and watched the clip. I understand his perspective. I used to share it, which is why I’m so frustrated with his conclusions. To clarify, just because I “understand” his perspective doesn’t mean I in a...
by university
17 Feb 2016, 17:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do LDS members marry so fast?
Replies: 87
Views: 8633

Re: Why do LDS members marry so fast?

The magic number is once or twice a week with a clear drop off on following weeks. But,...no human could possibly want sex on consecutive days. That is addiction,...surely (this is actually something communicated to me,...very toxic). I have a friend who thought he was going crazy, so he started to...
by university
15 Feb 2016, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What in the world is wrong with being wealthy
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: What in the world is wrong with being wealthy

I'd hate to bring up a somewhat political discussion. But why? Why is it we're always trying to demonize the wealthy in this country? Do people not realize that most of those who have a lot of money have worked hard for their money? I know several people who have come from nothing and now are milli...
by university
07 Feb 2016, 12:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church has lobbyists?
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: The Church has lobbyists?

This article is not misleading. The Church is a very active, powerful lobbying force at the Utah legislature. Yes, some Mormon politicians will go against what the Church wants if their mindset is absolutely against what the Church is advocating...but the keyword is some here, meaning a very, very s...
by university
03 Feb 2016, 13:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubting Thomas and Doubting Everything
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Doubting Thomas and Doubting Everything

I believe that "Doubting Thomas" gets a bad rap. That doesn't mean I'm not apprehensive about my current phase on this faith transition...as I feel like I've become him but perhaps even worse. I think this line from the Great Gatsby fits me pretty well right now: "Well I've had a very bad time...and...