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by hawkgrrrl
31 Dec 2008, 14:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Feel deeply deceived
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Feel deeply deceived

The dogmatic people at chruch think they run the joint (in many ways they probably do) The dogmatic folks are vocal and run every joint they belong to, and many they don't! So, I think this is a key point - most people are not the vocal dogmatic individuals. They are folks just like you and me, try...
by hawkgrrrl
17 Dec 2008, 12:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Great Apostasy
Replies: 18
Views: 4122

Re: The Great Apostasy

I tend to agree that the heavens never close to those who are seeking revelation, although the dark ages were a pretty dark time IMO, and there are some major problems with all world religions if you trace them back to their origins. If you keep a perspective of things being open (hearts, minds, the...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2008, 11:43
Forum: Support
Topic: All or Nothing
Replies: 41
Views: 4188

Re: All or Nothing

I totally agree with KM and Katie about the need to be genuine and authentic at church. I don't see why we shouldn't be honest, but respectful, in speaking up about things. Here are some examples: - "facts" that aren't right - opinions we don't share I also think a lot of people on this kind of jour...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2008, 11:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 57
Views: 7804

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

KM: I still feel more welcome and supported by NOM, even as my standards and goals direct me to StayLDS. No need to choose just one! Go to NOM to vent, and bring what fits better here, here. And there's some room for venting here, too. I think Valoel's point is a good one - the extremes of both site...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2008, 11:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating the Waters of Disbelief
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Navigating the Waters of Disbelief

I saw a bumper sticker today that said "Ignorance is the world's greatest problem" or something like that, and I thought, "No, Certainty is."
by hawkgrrrl
12 Dec 2008, 12:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 57
Views: 7804

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

To be candid, I certainly picture myself as faithful. That doesn't mean I truly am, but it's nevertheless my self-conception. I think this is a good description (from another thread) of the key difference between NOM and StayLDS. You're in a good place when you are ready to own what you want (your ...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Dec 2008, 12:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Resurrection and Reincarnation
Replies: 10
Views: 3527

Re: Resurrection and Reincarnation

Reincarnation is one of the most compelling aspects of Buddhism to me, and I see Mormonism's stages of existence as the closest thing to reincarnation that exists in all of Christianity. I kind of see Mormonism as an institutionalized, Christian version of Buddhism. I certainly think we are exponen...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Dec 2008, 11:20
Forum: Support
Topic: All or Nothing
Replies: 41
Views: 4188

Re: All or Nothing

The "all or nothing" camp might be a majority.
Maybe. Or just a vocal, very confident minority. I think the majority are people who just have other things on their mind, like whatever's going on in their own life.
by hawkgrrrl
10 Dec 2008, 16:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Spiritual Knowledge
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: Spiritual Knowledge

If the purpose of that is to say that "know" = "feel," that's a pretty accurate description of religious "knowledge," IMO. I personally don't like the word "knowledge" applied to religion. It seems to imply a certainty that we can't really possess. We can have a strong feeling. I'm okay with that. W...
by hawkgrrrl
10 Dec 2008, 14:38
Forum: Support
Topic: My Calling
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Re: My Calling

How did their leaving the church affect you? Did you look back and say, "What a liar!"? I sometimes think about this and wonder if I just walk away how will it affect all the youth that I've worked with over the past 13 years in this ward. I never thought "what a liar" about that guy. I just though...