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by shoshin
09 Oct 2014, 08:53
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: LDS.net Interview with Terryl and Fiona Givens
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

LDS.net Interview with Terryl and Fiona Givens

http://lds.net/blog/faith/belief/wrestling-the-angel-exclusive-interview-with-terryl-and-fiona-givens/ A couple gems from this interview with Terrl and Fiona Givens: Terryl : ... in writing The God who Weeps, we came face-to-face with a remarkable fact: Joseph was utterly alone in the Christian worl...
by shoshin
12 Sep 2014, 08:39
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Crucible of Doubt - Terryl and Fiona Givens on KUER
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

The Crucible of Doubt - Terryl and Fiona Givens on KUER

http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/crucible-doubt If you didn't catch it, this KUER interview yesterday about the Givens' new book was excellent. The Mormonism that the Givens describe in this interview is the Mormonism I believe in. I'm going to have to finally read their books. They also said the chur...
by shoshin
22 Jul 2014, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 18
Views: 1186

Re: Best wishes

How about this? I just found this. Does it ring true with anyone here?

Faith Crisis 101
http://www.fairmormonsupport.org/fc101.php
by shoshin
22 Jul 2014, 09:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 18
Views: 1186

Re: Best wishes

Thanks for the kind words.

If someone wants to try to explain to me why the traditional answers don't help folks here, I would like to understand that. It's totally outside my own experience.
by shoshin
21 Jul 2014, 17:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 18
Views: 1186

Best wishes

I have decided to stop visiting this site because I don't feel I can make a constructive contribution. Thank you for considering things I've said here. I apologize if I've offended anyone. iI wish you all the best in finding your individual paths back to our Father in heaven. A few parting thoughts,...
by shoshin
21 Jul 2014, 12:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why did this happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2869

Re: Why did this happen?

So, to claim that it's all God's will and He doesn't need people telling how to run his church is a very simplistic way of addressing issues like Kate's disciplinary council. That simplicity works for some people, but I think you'll find it's not an approach that works for most people here. For som...
by shoshin
20 Jul 2014, 14:45
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why did this happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2869

Re: Why did this happen?

I guess I'm a TBM. But here's my take: If the church is led by Christ, then he doesn't need us to tell us how to run it or point out problems. He is already aware of them. Is that too simplistic? Maybe. I ran across the following yesterday, about how Blacks got the priesthood. I highly recommend it:...
by shoshin
20 Jul 2014, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics... Yikes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Politics... Yikes!

Politics and Mormons. A topic I think about a lot. I think of myself as a left-leaning independent. I am conservative on most social and family values issues. But fairly liberal about most other things - economic justice, role of government, environment, taxes, corporations, anti-nationalism, etc. F...
by shoshin
06 Jul 2014, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Message from First Presidency
Replies: 20
Views: 2018

Re: Message from First Presidency

I'm late to this party, apologies. When I read the official statement it sounded exactly right. All these official first presidency statements do. I guess that means I'm a TBM. Regarding Kate: I assume this topic has already been beat into the ground here, but someone raised it here so I'm respondin...
by shoshin
06 Jul 2014, 16:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: I Reject the "Abrahamic Test"
Replies: 30
Views: 3869

Re: I Reject the "Abrahamic Test"

I've thought about this a lot over the years. I have concluded that the classic "Abrahamic Test" is bad theology. God is straightforward. He doesn't mess with us, set us up, move the goalposts, or test our loyalty with cruel manufactured scenarios. It is not in His character to deceive. What you se...