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by hawkgrrrl
03 Dec 2008, 14:02
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Skin cursings and the Priesthood ban
Replies: 20
Views: 5013

Re: Skin cursings and the Priesthood ban

Salo - I find it intresting that you would admit that our prophets can be faillible but not concide that our sacred books written by prophets can be. I'm not sure Ray concludes that, but he can speak for himself. I certainly don't conclude that at all. The scriptures, IMO, absolutely can be misinter...
by hawkgrrrl
03 Dec 2008, 13:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Considering a new Recommend
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: Considering a new Recommend

Orson, that's great. I agree with what has been said thus far. Let us know how it goes.
by hawkgrrrl
03 Dec 2008, 13:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy
Replies: 18
Views: 4652

Re: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy

I wish also that we could just lay it all out there and talk about it. Hiding it, as usual, seems to cause a lot of trouble. I somewhat agree, but then I think "What can we really say about it?" From a correlation committee standpoint, the party line is impossible to draft, which is probably why th...
by hawkgrrrl
03 Dec 2008, 13:44
Forum: Support
Topic: My Calling
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: My Calling

This comment may be totally irrelevant, so take it for what it is worth. I grew up in an area with few church members (we had six high schools in the same branch). Our seminary teacher was someone who had a lot of struggles, but as kids in his class we really didn't perceive it. He was open to our q...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Dec 2008, 14:13
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just Mike
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Re: Just Mike

Mike, Welcome! What a great yet difficult story. Thanks for sharing. I would recommend changing your reading list a bit at this point, leaning toward books that open up questions vs. books that try to be confident and certain about answers (such as the God Delusion). It's easy to exchange one black ...
by hawkgrrrl
30 Nov 2008, 21:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy
Replies: 18
Views: 4652

Re: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy

Salo, I like this thought: As I said I think it was a failed social experiment. As far as BY's polygamy goes, polygamy was JS's baby and BY did the best he could with what JS gave him to work with, in the end it failed because the system was flawed and not of God IMO. One thing I was interested to r...
by hawkgrrrl
27 Nov 2008, 22:51
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salo
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Salo

Salo - welcome. I enjoyed your intro. Personally, I think "humanism" is a very good place to be since it's pragmatic.
by hawkgrrrl
26 Nov 2008, 10:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 119
Views: 14578

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

This is a topic that is very personal to me. I agree with all of the comments here, even though many are contradictory. When I was in college, I went through the BOM and wrote down all the things I didn't believe, disliked about it, thought were just laughable, etc. I kept these in a journal. I real...
by hawkgrrrl
22 Nov 2008, 20:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Best to live in or out of Utah?
Replies: 10
Views: 2083

Re: Best to live in or out of Utah?

There are probably pros & cons on both sides. I grew up the only Mormon in my graduating class in PA. As a result, I think I always felt like an outsider (despite having many friends), but distance also gave me perspective. When I went to BYU (in UT for my first time), I REALLY felt like an outsider...
by hawkgrrrl
22 Nov 2008, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 57
Views: 8424

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

I agree with Ray's perspective on this one. I think we can grow stronger as we try to understand all the theology including things we misunderstood previously.