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by DarkJedi
23 Sep 2022, 04:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

My relationship with God is much more complicated and much as you describe in the quote above. I could confidently say that God and I are not on speaking terms (and we definitely were not for a while) but I'm not sure that's really true. It's not like I never "talk" to God even though I r...
by DarkJedi
23 Sep 2022, 04:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Archuleta LGBTQIA+
Replies: 17
Views: 3567

Re: David Archuleta LGBTQIA+

Roy, I think what you quoted really sums up where many of us in faith crisis and transition were and are.

I continue to hope for the best for David. He has a very tough road to traverse with his sexuality and church membership which is complicated even more by his celebrity.
by DarkJedi
23 Sep 2022, 04:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Compare & Contrast...

As much as I would like to be or think otherwise - in over 76 years of experience and with all my effort - the bless them that curse you thing -- I have not made much progresss. My father and my mother could do that and a few others I have known (my wife included and a couple of general authorities...
by DarkJedi
22 Sep 2022, 10:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Compare & Contrast...

I am thinking that perhaps you should be the example to others to help them understand what they are missing. I wish I had your kind of insights. For me, I know that it is taught that we should love everyone but I have great difficulty loving anyone that I do not like very much. I could really use ...
by DarkJedi
22 Sep 2022, 08:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Compare & Contrast...

I am thinking that perhaps you should be the example to others to help them understand what they are missing. I wish I had your kind of insights. For me, I know that it is taught that we should love everyone but I have great difficulty loving anyone that I do not like very much. I could really use ...
by DarkJedi
22 Sep 2022, 08:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

... and all the evils we experienced will somehow be made right. That's one of the things that helped crack the nut for me. What is "made right?" Person A might feel like action P is what is required as restitution but action P might be a "wrong" in person B's eyes. Person B mig...
by DarkJedi
22 Sep 2022, 07:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

In hope, I choose to perceive the existence of God. I see it as "I need to see that God exists and is not out to deliberately and cruelly harm me.". - It isn't a case of "God needing me to see God a certain way/serve God a certain way" at all. - God and I are either a) not on ta...
by DarkJedi
22 Sep 2022, 04:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

The question I have often had is why God didn't intervene when I wish He would have. There are times for all of us when when it sure would have been useful for God to step in and force a change of direction or show me the right way, but God doesn't show up most of those times. Then when it's not ex...
by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2022, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Compare & Contrast...

I agree that perhaps church leaders are not speaking out about the right things. The United States is undoubtedly becoming more divided each day, and many of the things Nibbler mentions (greed, hate, spite, etc.) are at the heart of that divisiveness and are demonstrated by political leaders ad naus...
by DarkJedi
21 Sep 2022, 06:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

Up front, I haven't previously responded to this thread because I don't believe God has individualized plans for each of us nor do I believe God directs certain experiences. However, I respect your freedom to believe it. ... (In other words as Obi Wan said "Many of the truths we cling to depen...