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by LookingHard
28 Jan 2019, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No longer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: No longer Mormon

We should be Christian, first and foremost and act like it. Amen! I find the banishing of the word "Mormon" a bit hipocritical. If the church wants to tell people, "this is what we want to be called", then they should also respect others when they say, "we are 'gay', not 'struggling with same sex a...
by LookingHard
28 Jan 2019, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No longer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: No longer Mormon

We should be Christian, first and foremost and act like it. Amen! I find the banishing of the word "Mormon" a bit hipocritical. If the church wants to tell people, "this is what we want to be called", then they should also respect others when they say, "we are 'gay', not 'struggling with same sex a...
by LookingHard
22 Jan 2019, 05:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What Does Everyone Here Think of The New Church History Book Called Saints
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: What Does Everyone Here Think of The New Church History Book Called Saints

I would agree that they are opening up on some historical items, but it feels to me to be a bit like the essays - giving up ground that they have already lost. As in they are finally admitting some of the troubling issues that just about every historian agrees upon. I struggle when I hear it as "the...
by LookingHard
18 Jan 2019, 08:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Mental Exercise

I would say the bigger issue for me is the reaction of members, especially top leaders, to my doubts. I still do attend, but mainly for my wife's sake.

Although I wouldn't say that I have doubts as I feel I have conclusions (which can be wrong and can change).
by LookingHard
02 Jan 2019, 08:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

Gina and her Husband did a very good interview on Mormon Stories on the topic just the other day.
by LookingHard
01 Jan 2019, 06:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

She had publicly criticized Latter-day Saint leaders, including President Russell M. Nelson, preferring Jesus to a “white man in Salt Lake City.” I take it that Ms Colvin is herself white? Why does she have to be racist about this? People's definition of "white" differ greatly. At one point if you ...
by LookingHard
04 Dec 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Bokovoy on Mormon Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: David Bokovoy on Mormon Stories

I listened to it when it came out. I enjoyed it. I agree that I could go an listen to him as a SS teacher.
by LookingHard
30 Nov 2018, 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 121
Views: 8745

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

It does seem that that criticizing church leaders in public is a line that the top leaders will not tolerate.

But that does remind me of a quote that was attributed to Voltaire (but might not be from him)
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
by LookingHard
01 Nov 2018, 02:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophets rule the roost
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Prophets rule the roost

The corporate manager in me looks a bit at Nelson and he is doing just what a corporation head should do. Shaking up a few things can get people excited. I do think he has done that with a few of the changes. People like ministering as they don't feel guilty every month. Two hour church - anybody wi...
by LookingHard
30 Oct 2018, 18:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to jail!
Replies: 49
Views: 3692

Re: I'm going to jail!

Glad for you and I hope it turns out good for you and your husband and also that you can help those in need. I hope your heart comes out of the calling bigger and stronger.