Hello from WA!

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West
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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by West » 21 Jan 2015, 00:40

Welcome to the forums, Grudunza! It's always lovely seeing more viewpoints around. :)
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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by StoneGypsy » 26 Jan 2015, 11:51

Hello, Grudunza. I'm not a regular contributor here, but I'm a faithful lurker. I especially love reading the intros and learning the different stories. They help me feel less alone. I haven't commented in a while but yours really spoke to me and I wanted to say hi and welcome.
I feel it's important for people to know that they can be faithful members and fully belong and serve and be blessed in the body of Christ that is His church even if they accept evolution, have a beard, disagree with some particulars of policy/history, etc.
I couldn't agree more, and I couldn't have said it better. I think the perception of what is "acceptable" in the church is often skewed, and some people seem to think standing out or having a different opinion on anything is wrong and needs to be corrected. I consider myself a TBM, but I'm there with you on nudging the tent doors a little wider.

And I had to laugh at your beard and colored shirts setting you apart from the rest of the flock. It reminded me how, as a YW, I always kind of had a thing for the YM with the colored shirts at church. Especially with suspenders. Not sure now if I liked the colors, the boys, or just the fact that they stood out from everyone else. Funny that I married a white-shirt-and-tie guy who has since stopped believing, and as far as I know, those other boys I liked are still happily wearing their colored shirts to church. (Not at all sad I married DH, but the very idea of judging TBM-ness by shirt color...... :lol: )

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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by LookingHard » 26 Jan 2015, 12:26

StoneGypsy wrote:I'm a faithful lurker.
I like that term. :-)
StoneGypsy wrote:...as a YW, I always kind of had a thing for the YM with the colored shirts at church. Especially with suspenders. Not sure now if I liked the colors, the boys, or just the fact that they stood out from everyone else. Funny that I married a white-shirt-and-tie guy who has since stopped believing, and as far as I know, those other boys I liked are still happily wearing their colored shirts to church. (Not at all sad I married DH, but the very idea of judging TBM-ness by shirt color...... :lol: )
How ironic! :-)

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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by Orson » 26 Jan 2015, 14:42

StoneGypsy wrote:...as far as I know, those other boys I liked are still happily wearing their colored shirts to church. (Not at all sad I married DH, but the very idea of judging TBM-ness by shirt color...... :lol: )
I think an interesting point has been made in the past that those who are comfortable wearing colored shirts to church may be better equipped to weather the storms of historical issues. The point being they are used to interacting with the church on their own terms, they don't get too stuck on fine points. I think it is an area worth exploring, maybe even for a gospel topic ;) .
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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by LDS_Scoutmaster » 26 Jan 2015, 15:58

Hi and welcome, I resonate with much of what you said, although in honesty, I am all over the place.
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Re: Hello from WA!

Post by SamBee » 28 Jan 2015, 09:09

WA = Western Australia?
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