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by Daeruin
03 Jul 2017, 22:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Podcast episode recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Podcast episode recommendations

It's hard to recommend specific episodes, because there are so many. They all blend together after a while. Plus I haven't been able to listen to podcasts much for about a year now, because my commute is so short these days. In my heyday of listening to podcasts, I really enjoyed Mormon Matters the ...
by Daeruin
02 Jul 2017, 18:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Me Figure This out -- Teacher's Council
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: Help Me Figure This out -- Teacher's Council

I haven't been on the site for a long time, so I may be missing some context here. But what about the manual for the class? I've been using it in my ward, and have found that there is plenty to say every Sunday. I'm not sure how effective it is—I don't have any training or special insight, myself—bu...
by Daeruin
02 Oct 2016, 20:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking from the Outside In
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Looking from the Outside In

I really like this analogy. To make it through boring or frustrating lessons at church, I often take a step back and play the role of an anthropologist, observing as a respectful outsider. It can really help.
by Daeruin
02 Oct 2016, 20:03
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Five year anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Re: Five year anniversary

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.
by Daeruin
28 Sep 2016, 20:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Finding my Truth -- Staying LDS
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Finding my Truth -- Staying LDS

Thank you for this. Like others, I always look forward to your posts. The way you identify God with Love is an inspiration to me. I have tried to make that idea work for myself without success, but seeing how you have reconstructed your faith has been inspirational to me nonetheless. I really identi...
by Daeruin
03 Aug 2016, 21:04
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Book: When Mormons Leave
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

Re: Book: When Mormons Leave

I've put this book on my Amazon wish list. It looks great. A quote from the blog post LookingHard linked to: If we’re not careful, what we call truth is merely that which has been repeated often enough to make us feel comfortable. This is why nearly everyone’s default worldview is the one we were bo...
by Daeruin
02 Aug 2016, 22:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God like Faith Crises?
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: Does God like Faith Crises?

I tend to agree that God probably likes faith crises. I've come to believe that if God is both just and loving, then he must be less interested in what facts we discover or propositions we believe in—in fact, he probably doesn't even care if we believe in him at all—but rather cares a lot about what...
by Daeruin
02 Aug 2016, 22:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 20
Views: 2237

Re: Speaking up in class

When it comes to speaking up I've often struggled with feelings of "why bother?" I'm just some idiot sitting in the corner of a meaningless class in a town no one has ever heard of (dust in the wind). I will usually not speak up in class. I have to think about the subject or topic more than the tim...
by Daeruin
19 Jul 2016, 23:28
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Samuel Morris Brown
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Samuel Morris Brown

He has been interviewed on Mormon Matters several times in relation to his book "First Principles and Ordinances." Definitely worth a listen if you want to get a feel for what he's all about, or if you have more time for listening than reading.
by Daeruin
26 Jun 2016, 14:00
Forum: Support
Topic: The state of me
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: The state of me

The biggest obstacle to me is the temple recommend interview, specifically question #1. When I say I'm agnostic, I really do mean that I just don't know whether God exists. I have no clue. Yeah, there are some things that seem to make a higher power more likely, but in the end we don't actually und...