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by Curt Sunshine
25 Nov 2008, 19:20
Forum: Support
Topic: What do you enjoy? What is hard to sit through?
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: What do you enjoy? What is hard to sit through?

I enjoy almost any lesson, since I don't go into them with any expectations. I don't enjoy every class.

There is a difference, and it's important. That EQ class did not include a lesson, and it can be hard to sit through that.
by Curt Sunshine
25 Nov 2008, 19:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Intellectual Faith?
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Intellectual Faith?

I've made this point more than once in other discussions, but I realized fairly early in my life that I could construct a reasonable argument for just about anything I wanted to do or believe. I mean that; if I apply my mind to construct a justification for almost anything, I can do it. Everyone doe...
by Curt Sunshine
24 Nov 2008, 20:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 119
Views: 13767

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

I view it as a revealed account of actual people - a (loose) "translation" of an actual record that might or might not have been recorded on the plates Joseph used as the catalyst for the translation. I don't care one whit if the plates he used actually were an accurate historical record, just as I ...
by Curt Sunshine
24 Nov 2008, 20:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 57
Views: 7935

Re: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?

Fwiw, I comment at a number of very different sites (no surprise there - *grin*), and I spend more time on one or another sometimes depending on my mood. I want this site to take more and more of my blogging time as it progresses, because I believe deeply in the core mission of dealing with "issues"...
by Curt Sunshine
23 Nov 2008, 19:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: the short of my story
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: the short of my story

Gail, you might be interested in two things I wrote a while ago:

A "Fresh View"of Repentance (http://thingsofmysoul.blogspot.com/2008 ... tance.html)

More Thoughts on Repentance (http://thingsofmysoul.blogspot.com/2008 ... tance.html)
by Curt Sunshine
22 Nov 2008, 16:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Best to live in or out of Utah?
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: Best to live in or out of Utah?

My wife and I were raised in Utah County. Since our marriage, we have lived in UT, MA, AL, UT (again) and OH. We have been in the greater Cincinnati area for 11 years - and we LOVE it. We have enjoyed everywhere we have lived (except for UT the second time, but that was due to my unemployment), but ...
by Curt Sunshine
22 Nov 2008, 15:53
Forum: Introductions
Topic: the short of my story
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: the short of my story

Monkey, for what it's worth, there is nothing in the temple recommend that requires one to believe that God has a body of flesh and bones. NOTHING. The question simply is if you believe in Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Nothing more. If your Bishop is saying what you say he is, he is wrong. If there's ...
by Curt Sunshine
22 Nov 2008, 07:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 57
Views: 7935

Re: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?

That's my vision and hope for this site, as well. I know there is a place for those who have been exposed to all of the "issues" but remain faithful anyway, and I want to be able to contribute to that community. I respect what NOM does, and I am so glad it is available, but it's not for me. At the c...
by Curt Sunshine
18 Nov 2008, 21:10
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Path Thus Far
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: My Path Thus Far

weissadler, I probably will post the full account here separately as we build a section about our own journeys to find peace and activity in the Church despite exposure to everything you mention, but fwiw, the following are excerpts from something I wrote a while ago on Mormon Matters: I have never ...
by Curt Sunshine
14 Nov 2008, 20:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I have great hope for this forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: I have great hope for this forum.

My father said something once when I was very young that burned into my soul: This is my church. Nobody and nothing can take it away from me. It's mine. He was not an educated man by any stretch of the imagination, but he was a very wise, good man. I hope this forum strengthens that feeling in all w...