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by DoubtingTom
24 Mar 2017, 12:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A scary awakening
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: A scary awakening

I think that makes sense that doubting God is less threatening than doubting the BoM. After all, we are inundated from the beginning that it is the keystone and if it falls, everything falls with it. We are sold this dichotomy that either it's all true, or all a big fraud, but I reject that dichotom...
by DoubtingTom
24 Mar 2017, 11:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I ask to be released?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Should I ask to be released?

I guess part of my challenge is I have a hard time separating the obligation and time commitments from my desires. Part of me never wants to spend time away from family or personal interests for calling related stuff, and part of that is my admitted laziness. Another part of me doesn't want to spend...
by DoubtingTom
24 Mar 2017, 10:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I ask to be released?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Should I ask to be released?

I'm meeting with my stake president this Sunday and could use some advice. Should I ask to be released from my calling? (EQP). I have already met with him several months ago and I told him then about my doubts. But he wants to meet again and see where I'm at. Since my last meeting, I have become mor...
by DoubtingTom
23 Mar 2017, 14:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you enjoy going to the opera?
Replies: 27
Views: 2028

Re: Do you enjoy going to the opera?

Kids complicate things. I don't love the opera, fine. How do I feel about my kids being handed a program and reading that they must attend the opera to be saved, to be happy and right with God. Can we talk about that as a family and shape the message? Yes! This makes it so hard. I don't hate the op...
by DoubtingTom
23 Mar 2017, 06:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A scary awakening
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: A scary awakening

Thanks for your replies. I agree that I'm fortunate to have support. I was hesitant to even go to my bishop because I've heard advice on forums against that, but for me it was more of an integrity thing. I felt he should know honestly where I'm at and if he still felt I should stay in my calling, th...
by DoubtingTom
23 Mar 2017, 06:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you enjoy going to the opera?
Replies: 27
Views: 2028

Do you enjoy going to the opera?

I don't go to the opera, but I'm going to use it to make an analogy here. Let's say, for analogy sake, that my wife loves going to the opera. She believes it is the best thing ever and will ultimately lead to her eternal happiness. She knows fully that I used to enjoy going, but that I don't enjoy i...
by DoubtingTom
22 Mar 2017, 14:06
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A scary awakening
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

A scary awakening

Hello all and thanks for letting me join the forum! This will just be a quick introduction post. I have harbored doubts and skepticisms about the church for years. I've always been fascinated with church history and will say that I have probably been better informed than the average member regarding...