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by longbottom
14 Apr 2018, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came out to some friends and I liked it!
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: I came out to some friends and I liked it!

By the way, these are people I considered VERY good friends before they left the ward. To my shame, I never considered talking to them after they left, because that would've made for an uncomfortable conversation. What a difference a little time makes. And how clear my errors are now. I can tell we ...
by longbottom
14 Apr 2018, 15:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came out to some friends and I liked it!
Replies: 5
Views: 293

I came out to some friends and I liked it!

I have some friends, both couples, that were high profile departures from our ward. I have been considering lately talking to them about my own internal departure from the church. But, I have been afraid that if I tell anyone then word might get out, and then... It could get messy. But, I had an exp...
by longbottom
13 Apr 2018, 19:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was I really like that? Yes.
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Was I really like that? Yes.

Yes, that's the one.
by longbottom
13 Apr 2018, 11:54
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An unexpected journey
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: An unexpected journey

Man, your story really resonates with the way my journey has been! What a comfort it is to know that there are others on the same path on this INCREDIBLY strange trip.
by longbottom
13 Apr 2018, 08:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "The CES Letter"
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

"The CES Letter"

I just last night read the entirety of Runnell's "The CES Letter", and...just wow. It was refreshing to read it, now that I am fully in Stage 4+ thinking. I also read the Fair Mormon rebuttal, and found it weak at best. I haven't read Runnell's rebuttal to the rebuttal yet. Fair Mormon claims "this ...
by longbottom
12 Apr 2018, 09:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Island of Misfit Toys
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Island of Misfit Toys

I have heard this term as a description of our group a few times on this board, and I was curious: before your FC, were you one (through high school, for example) who felt like they didn't fit in with the typical crowd? I'm wondering if there is a certain personality trait that we, as Questioners, h...
by longbottom
12 Apr 2018, 09:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was I really like that? Yes.
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Was I really like that? Yes.

Did I read on this forum: "The Catholics say that the Pope is infallible, but nobody believes it, the Mormons say that the prophet is fallible, but nobody believes it." This is the essence of a major problem. We are told over and over about the prophet being human, subject to weakness,etc. But, then...
by longbottom
12 Apr 2018, 08:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was I really like that? Yes.
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Was I really like that? Yes.

I wish I posted more here (or at all, really), but let me give my heartfelt thanks to those regular posters on this board who have literally given me hope when the world looked hopeless. I lurk on this site EVERY SINGLE DAY, and it has helped me immensely in my new spiritual journey. Anyhoo, I was r...
by longbottom
09 Oct 2017, 07:52
Forum: Support
Topic: I thought I would teach Gospel Doctrine, when suddenly...
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: I thought I would teach Gospel Doctrine, when suddenly...

I was called to be a ward missionary + Gospel Principles teacher. It's a calling I would have wanted a year ago (If I weren't in Utah at that time), but in light of my recent disillusionment with churchy things (which looking back, stretched farther than the last 2 months), it seems more complicate...
by longbottom
09 Oct 2017, 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God of the Lost Car Keys!
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: God of the Lost Car Keys!

AAAAHHHH!!!! I haven't laughed that loud in a LONG time! The thing is, I feel sure that this is actually funny to God. I am much more apt now to see God with a sense of humor, and as Beefster portrays, one that is generally not too interventional, but to me is definitely way cooler than I ever used ...