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by nibbler
27 Apr 2018, 07:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical situation
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Hypothetical situation

Let's say there was a talk General Conference about how you are either all in, or all out, that middle way Mormonism is not the way to go, and even implies that sites like these are not good for you spiritually... I gotta admit, when I first read this I thought you were setting us up. You're going ...
by nibbler
27 Apr 2018, 06:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you participate in Symposia ......
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Do you participate in Symposia ......

I remember this message from the first presidency: https://www.lds.org/ensign/1999/12/news-of-the-church/policies-and-announcements Which I believe was translated into the following in the General Handbook of Instruction (2006). I'll end up grabbing more that what is relevant but this way you get to...
by nibbler
26 Apr 2018, 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden History
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Hidden History

People in the silent generation were young adults during McCarthy era. It wasn't safe to hold certain opinions, so certain opinions were kept to oneself. Dissenting from majority opinion was treasonous. So... I hope this isn't off topic, but setting aside history and examining present day. Are we cu...
by nibbler
26 Apr 2018, 10:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony

You guys are dredging up lots of memories, specifically because: What it does give us is an out-of-the-ordinary experience, meant to cement in ourselves some very important ideas, in hopes of retaining them throughout our life. I remember specifics of the day I was sealed because it was a day like n...
by nibbler
26 Apr 2018, 04:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss

But on this article - I have mixed feelings. I do think the less some people stand up and say, "I don't believe that is doctrine" the greater the chance that the church moves into a much more conservative stance (and probably starts shrinking - at least in the Northern Hemisphere). One thing I can ...
by nibbler
26 Apr 2018, 04:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss

Dissenters, Nemeth says, help us to be better thinkers because they make us actually look at evidence more closely. We ask harder questions. We’re open to fresh strategies to solve problems. In the context of church, I'd say that people that ask harder questions and don't just go with the flow are ...
by nibbler
24 Apr 2018, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

It looks like dande48 and I have shared very similar experiences with Mormonism. Mormonism gave me a family I never had growing up. Mormonism helped break me of mild xenophobia by extending me an opportunity to love another culture and learn a new language; this would serve as the beginnings of me b...
by nibbler
24 Apr 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 26
Views: 543

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

AmyJ, I appreciate your post. While rereading these thoughts I found myself wondering about another nuance that often worked its way into the conversation when I discussed these things with orthodox members. I think another aspect we wrestle with is whether we're simply making excuses/justifications...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 12:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 26
Views: 543

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

As Amy and Dande have stated - our ability to choose is not unencumbered. I myself am a strong proponent of "limited agency." I'm right there with you. I've attempted to have conversations about this topic with some orthodox friends and the idea doesn't get much traction. We tend to only extend thi...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 11:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

Those juxtapositions can be tough. In the past I used to visit some other religion/church once per month. Just as an attempt at being more balanced, always with this idea that the LDS church was my home church. I've had the contrast between the two experiences go both ways, sometimes I felt more pos...