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by Always Thinking
09 Sep 2017, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "You Lost Me"
Replies: 24
Views: 1393

Re: "You Lost Me"

You lost me at: - Prop 8. When I participated in the Yes on 8 movement in California, I felt very powerful. But as I matured, and the more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. The idea of taking away agency in something that didn't hurt others just felt so so wrong. - being secretive about f...
by Always Thinking
30 Aug 2017, 18:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really well done article
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Really well done article

An article LDS Living recently came out with is very reassuring. I hope many leaders read it and learn new tactics to help those who doubt. It's worth it to click on the link at the bottom of the article to read the full article, because they really did a good job! http://www.ldsliving.com/Being-an-...
by Always Thinking
26 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Psych prof addresses faith crisis at Ed Week
Replies: 24
Views: 1021

Re: BYU Psych prof addresses faith crisis at Ed Week

@dande I agree. While some things are part of the culture and aren't necessarily doctrine, some things that aren't doctrine are taught or not addressed by the brethren. For example, the idea that young men HAVE to go on a mission is a cultural one, however, the brethren push this one. Also, there ar...
by Always Thinking
15 Aug 2017, 09:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

I was just thinking a few days ago about how often miracles and visions happened in Joseph Smith's time and I was realizing that maybe part of the reason was they expected them and were looking for them. Joseph had a lot of visions and revelations, but other people had them too. It made me think how...
by Always Thinking
09 Aug 2017, 10:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated
Replies: 46
Views: 2417

Re: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated

Something odd I noticed with this whole thing is that people are saying the church wouldn't announce why he was excommunicated. The problem with that is, they've done that before. When George P. Lee was excommunicated, it was immediately in Deseret News and they told their readers why. They didn't s...
by Always Thinking
07 Jul 2017, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: By their fruits...
Replies: 5
Views: 279

By their fruits...

So we all know that saying from Christ that "by their fruits ye shall know them". Here's the quote: "15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? ...
by Always Thinking
21 May 2017, 06:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Priesthood and infidelity
Replies: 23
Views: 1735

Re: Priesthood and infidelity

I'm so sorry this happened. I have to side with you, it really sounds like he's had enough chances and you've been putting up with it for 21 years. There's a point where you can't pay attention to words anymore. Church people tend to push for members to stay together and forgive each other, but I th...
by Always Thinking
08 May 2017, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you stopped attending the temple and wearing garments, but still go?
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Have you stopped attending the temple and wearing garments, but still go?

Yep! As soon as my shelf fell, the garments were the first thing to go. I'd always hated them and never felt any sort of testimony that they were actually from God. So as soon as I started questioning what things I still believed in, garments were a definite NO. The only things I miss about the temp...
by Always Thinking
04 May 2017, 10:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: What was your shelf-breaker?
Replies: 35
Views: 2419

Re: Poll: What was your shelf-breaker?

For me, it was an incorrect strong answer to a prayer, that I received in the temple. I had some shelf items at the time, I was starting to empathize with lgbt people and disagreeing with the church's stance on lgbt issues. I also had the realization that prophets can be completely wrong, but I'd al...
by Always Thinking
24 Apr 2017, 20:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The church essays
Replies: 8
Views: 427

The church essays

Wondering what your thoughts are on suggesting the church essays to people? My family doesn't know yet that I'm having serious doubts about the church. I'm planning on telling them sometime in the next couple weeks. But I was having a religious discussion with my dad and it made me think about bring...