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by FaithfulSkeptic
06 May 2021, 13:11
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2463

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

My wife has asked me several times, "Why can't you just choose to believe?" I've tried to explain, but most of the time it just turns out badly and she and I both end up feeling frustrated and hurt. I don't know that belief is a choice, although I can choose how I act based on my belief (or lack the...
by FaithfulSkeptic
08 Apr 2021, 14:49
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2463

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

nibbler wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 11:35
It tells me that Nelson doesn't understand the position of the doubter. Perhaps he's a lazy learner. :angel:
I have one word to describe President Nelson's understanding of the position of the doubter: Myopic
by FaithfulSkeptic
19 Oct 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 146
Views: 17158

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

SamBee wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 08:34
The RLDS/CoC name change was I believe more understandable.
Once again, The Community of Christ is way ahead of us!
by FaithfulSkeptic
01 Oct 2018, 08:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: Can you be "All in?"

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. This has helped me a lot to see things differently and realize that there are many different ways to be "all in." Or not, but still have a choice to be constructively engaged at whatever level makes sense to you. For example, I am "all in" with tryi...
by FaithfulSkeptic
29 Sep 2018, 05:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: Can you be "All in?"

I realized I can’t be all in when at the most basic fundamental level I simply don’t believe. It felt too fake going every week and pretending to be orthodox. However, when I was still attempting this, I found the following website to be very helpful. http://www.churchistrue.com Here is an unorthod...
by FaithfulSkeptic
29 Sep 2018, 03:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: Can you be "All in?"

Old Timer wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 16:03
I am all in - but I define those terms for myself and don't care if others define them differently.
Curt, I'd like to be all in on my own terms. Can you share what some of those terms are? PM me if that is more appropriate.
by FaithfulSkeptic
28 Sep 2018, 14:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: Can you be "All in?"

This reminds of President Uchtdorf's phrase "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith". It's one of the very few things I disagree with him on. I think doubts are important. VERY important. I agree with you. I resonate with almost every talk that the Silver Fox has given, but this is not one o...
by FaithfulSkeptic
28 Sep 2018, 13:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: Can you be "All in?"

There's probably a lot of overlap with discussions on cafeteria Mormonism but shooting from the hip... no one at church is all in. There aren't enough hours in a day. So you magnified three callings. You cleaned the building on Saturday. Helped with that move. Spent 6 hours indexing during the week...
by FaithfulSkeptic
28 Sep 2018, 11:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Can you be "All in?"

It's been quite a while since I've participated here. I've lurked occasionally, but just have tried to take a break. My temple recommend recently expired, and I didn't renew. This has caused quite a bit of strife with my wife, who loves the temple and can't understand my reasons for doubt/unbelief a...
by FaithfulSkeptic
15 Nov 2017, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 44
Views: 5635

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

I'm one of those who was freaked out by my first temple endowment experience (in the mid-80's). I've never liked it, but I eventually learned to get used to it and not get so bothered by it. I really tried to prepare for it (temple prep class, talk with dad, reading The Holy Temple), but I was woefu...