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Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 08:37
by Gerald
I was checking my user information and realized that it's been five years (give a day or so) since I joined this board. Hard to believe that five years have passed. It's been a good experience for me and an opportunity for me to read about and post ideas about the Church and the gospel that are not precisely orthodox. I appreciate the moderators and participants that make the discussions on this board a real joy to read and participate in. I particularly like that while anger and bitterness are acknowledged and sometimes expressed, they do not overwhelm the conversations. For me, what happens here is perfect. I am still an active member of the Church with a few of my own ideas that I generally keep to myself. I am personally not angry or bitter with the organization but recognize its defects and try to laugh at some of the absurdities in its social conventions (and I try to laugh at my own---underscore "try").

I linked my intro below for those interested in reading my original introduction.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2738

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 08:40
by nibbler
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Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 09:39
by Roy
Happy Anniversary,

I just went back and checked to find that this month marks 6 years for me.

Roy

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1937&hilit=when+good+things+happen

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 09:49
by Curt Sunshine
I am glad you found us, Gerald.

It is hard to believe it will be eight years for me later this month.

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 15:22
by Ann
Happy anniversary!

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 16:18
by LookingHard
It made me look. It is 2 years for me this month. And I still have not been kicked off!

I want to express my thanks for the help all of you have been to me. I REALLY do appreciate it.

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 20:03
by Daeruin
I agree, this is a great, safe place to mourn and explore unorthodox ideas and methods to stay connected to the church. It was a lifeline for me when I was in a dark place. I'm coming up on three years as part of the forum.

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 07 Oct 2016, 14:04
by Heber13
It's interesting how that time can go by like that...glad you're here Gerald.

What is your general feel when you look back at early posts and your intro? Do you feel much different now then you did then?

Re: Five year anniversary

Posted: 09 Oct 2016, 05:57
by Gerald
Good question, Heber. I don't know that my attitudes and beliefs have changed much in five years. However, they have resolved and sharpened. I have been able to say more confidently to myself "I believe this" or "I don't believe that." Obviously, reading this board has played a major role in that clarification. I haven't always agreed with everything (who does) but I have been given plenty of food for thought.