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by DarkJedi
06 May 2021, 14:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters

I just flat out disagree with the idea of excommunication because it doesn't help anybody. I believe the church is now and always has been wrong to excommunicate people . Christ never kicked anybody out except in the temple, it is not his way. I agree that excommunication or "withdrawal of membersh...
by DarkJedi
06 May 2021, 04:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 36
Views: 1793

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

The church has a long history of revelation leading to failure and then us adjusting the understanding of what God's intent must have been for the revelation in the first place (IOW "God must have wanted for us to learn from our failures" or "God must have wanted to achieve this silver lining side ...
by DarkJedi
04 May 2021, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 36
Views: 1793

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

Update regarding the Manti Temple and its renovation: “As we have continued to seek the direction of the Lord on this matter,” President Nelson said, “we have been impressed to modify our earlier plans for the Manti Utah Temple so that the pioneer craftsmanship, artwork and character will be preser...
by DarkJedi
04 May 2021, 07:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tribune article about faith crisis and the pandemic
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Tribune article about faith crisis and the pandemic

I thought this article from the Salt Lake Tribune was great. While it does address faith crisis specifically related to COVID, it also hits on general faith crisis. https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/05/02/it-just-hurts-my-heart/ Excerpts I found poignant: Up until then, Davis thought Latter-day S...
by DarkJedi
03 May 2021, 12:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon

She has never been hurt by the “gospel,” Liv said, but by what members have said to her. My wife and I had a discussion this morning about some hurtful facebook posts an otherwise good woman that we know posted. We discussed that from her perspective she is defending what she sees as her group or t...
by DarkJedi
02 May 2021, 03:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon

This was wonderful and BYU Women's Conference is a pretty big stage relatively speaking. Something like this would have been very nice to have in General Conference. But giving credit where credit is due,it was acknowledged by two apostles in GC that the majority of the membership is single. It was ...
by DarkJedi
01 May 2021, 14:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Now what?

Just out of curiosity, are you moving outside the Corridor? Things are different out here and the farther away the more different. I will be moving to the Southeast. Don’t really know what the church is like over there, the area overall is very conservative but I don’t know if that means anything f...
by DarkJedi
30 Apr 2021, 05:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters

The fact that such a large percentage of people view pornography kind of undermines the church’s narrative about how addictive or dangerous it is. For every person whose life is destroyed by it, there are hundreds who use it and still have normal, productive, happy lives. But the church likes to us...
by DarkJedi
30 Apr 2021, 05:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Now what?

You've really got an eternity to figure it all out, so as Nibbler says, take your time. I think several here see the church as mostly community/tribe without really believing all of it. You can try to make it work or not. Some people try other churches and religions but they're often so different it...
by DarkJedi
29 Apr 2021, 11:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters

Psychologists will tell you that pornography is not an addiction but can be a compulsory behavior. Psychologists go with prevailing trends, in this case sexual license. As I always remind people, they used to class being gay as a mental illness, now they class homophobia as one. All to do wth socie...