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by Shawn
24 Jun 2012, 08:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Being an Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Being an Example

Seeker wrote "However, doubts have surfaced in my mind about... women's roles in the Church..." That's it! We don't even know the details, and its as if you are saying "Grasp the doubt, feed it, and become bitter!" It may be that the orthodox answer might work here.
by Shawn
23 Jun 2012, 20:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plato's Cave
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Plato's Cave

The more I lose sight of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the darker my life is, like dwelling in a cave. The more I'm following the Gospel of Jesus Christ and experiencing the influence of Holy Ghost, the more I see "things as they really are, and of things as they really will be." That is when the worl...
by Shawn
23 Jun 2012, 20:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Being an Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Being an Example

Women can't hold most callings or participate in most priesthood functions and ordinations because....because...they don't have a penis? Yeah, I get it now. Sorry women. Sorry jwald. I understand the pain that patriarchy is causing some of the members. I don't see that could help someone stayLDS. I...
by Shawn
22 Jun 2012, 19:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Book of Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: The Book of Mormon

"Keystone" does not necessarily mean the most sacred or important. It was just an imperfect metaphor.
by Shawn
22 Jun 2012, 19:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Kingdom of God
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: The Kingdom of God

"And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God has already come unto you." (http://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luk...
by Shawn
22 Jun 2012, 15:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Being an Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Being an Example

...It was great and I have never felt the Spirit stronger than in that experience. However, doubts have surfaced in my mind about the origins of the Book of Mormon, women's roles in the Church, and the Church's stances on gay marriage and homosexuality. As first assistant in my priest's quorum, I f...
by Shawn
22 Jun 2012, 14:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Celestial Room
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: The Celestial Room

I was a rascally teenager. I dropped out of school to drop LSD and smoke pot. I then had a very powerful experience and became a very dedicated LDS kid, focused on serving a mission. So I got my mission call and went through the temple for the first time. I thought it was "meh" and a little weird. I...
by Shawn
22 Jun 2012, 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking Beyond the Mark
Replies: 68
Views: 3716

Re: Looking Beyond the Mark

Everyone, I am here to apologize. I AM SORRY . In my original post, I wrote: I have had many questions and came here for help STAYING in the Church. What I found was people wallowing in the mud and feeding the doubt. This site has hurt me, not helped me. This site encourages each other to be a jack ...
by Shawn
20 Jun 2012, 15:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking Beyond the Mark
Replies: 68
Views: 3716

Re: Looking Beyond the Mark

I have read every post in this thead and I have not found any to be bitter or wallowing. People have expressed to you what they believe and why they believe it. If you have found another way good for you, but please don't call the beautiful responses I have seen in this post - responses that expose...
by Shawn
20 Jun 2012, 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking Beyond the Mark
Replies: 68
Views: 3716

Re: Looking Beyond the Mark

Ray, I'm 33 years old. Shawn, thank you for sharing your thoughts and your experiences with us-I hope it is helpful to you and others reading this thread. You mentioned that you had been struggling for a long while with concerns about the church, but then received a witness that gave you peace. If y...