My Introduction

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latterdaytemplar
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My Introduction

Post by latterdaytemplar » 19 Mar 2021, 08:14

Good day everyone. I'm new to this forum and look forward to being able to contribute.

I was raised in the Church and am a faithful, active member; I have served a full-time mission in Mexico, been sealed to my wife, and am currently a CTR-4 co-teacher with her.

I was studying for a BA in Spanish Language and Literature, but am now pivoting to getting a BAS in Aviation Science (will likely still have Spanish as my minor). I currently work two jobs: one full-time as a compliance specialist for a non-emergency medical transportation coordinator and another freelance job as a writer. I am also a volunteer officer in four local units of secular, non-profit organizations (Masonic).

I came here because I have had issues with Church history and doctrine in the past; although I have overcome those thus far, it was somewhat difficult to do so with limited resources. My hope in joining here is that, if I ever have any other doubts in the future, I might be able to hash them out here and resolve them more efficiently. I also hope that I can provide my own resources and firsthand knowledge/experiences for any who may be going through the issues that I have already overcome.

I'm not sure what else to include here, but I look forward to getting to know a lot of you. If you have any questions to get to know me, shoot and I'll do my best to answer them!
"… Behold, we will end the conflict."
—Captain Moroni (Alma 44:10)

Whatever conflicts that you come across in life, they can be beaten. Adopt Captain Moroni's attitude: be of the disposition to end the conflict, and then act on that disposition.

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Re: My Introduction

Post by DarkJedi » 19 Mar 2021, 08:27

Welcome to our little island of misfit toys. New voices and perspectives are always welcome (within the guidelines of course). This is a safe place to express yourself.

As kind of a side note, most of us here value the place in part because of the afforded anonymity. You have given some info which could identify you to people who know you, and there's a picture. If you're not concerned about that, fine - but be aware anyone can look at anything here.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

My Introduction

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Re: My Introduction

Post by nibbler » 19 Mar 2021, 11:47

Welcome.

I look forward to your contributions.
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
— Hippocrates

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latterdaytemplar
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Re: My Introduction

Post by latterdaytemplar » 19 Mar 2021, 18:20

DarkJedi wrote:
19 Mar 2021, 08:27
Welcome to our little island of misfit toys. New voices and perspectives are always welcome (within the guidelines of course). This is a safe place to express yourself.

As kind of a side note, most of us here value the place in part because of the afforded anonymity. You have given some info which could identify you to people who know you, and there's a picture. If you're not concerned about that, fine - but be aware anyone can look at anything here.
I appreciate the welcome.

I also appreciate the heads-up regarding the benefit of anonymity that this forum affords. For personal reasons, however, I have decided forgo that benefit here.
"… Behold, we will end the conflict."
—Captain Moroni (Alma 44:10)

Whatever conflicts that you come across in life, they can be beaten. Adopt Captain Moroni's attitude: be of the disposition to end the conflict, and then act on that disposition.

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Re: My Introduction

Post by latterdaytemplar » 19 Mar 2021, 18:21

nibbler wrote:
19 Mar 2021, 11:47
Welcome.

I look forward to your contributions.
Thank you. I hope that my contributions can be of value here.
"… Behold, we will end the conflict."
—Captain Moroni (Alma 44:10)

Whatever conflicts that you come across in life, they can be beaten. Adopt Captain Moroni's attitude: be of the disposition to end the conflict, and then act on that disposition.

Minyan Man
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Re: My Introduction

Post by Minyan Man » 20 Mar 2021, 08:21

Welcome, Keep coming back.

Roy
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Re: My Introduction

Post by Roy » 21 Mar 2021, 09:46

Welcome aboard!

We don't claim any one correct way to navigating the tension of remaining LDS after a crisis of faith. However, we do share what has worked and is working for us as well as our frustrations and failures. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forums.

Roy
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13

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Re: My Introduction

Post by latterdaytemplar » 24 Mar 2021, 06:26

Minyan Man wrote:
20 Mar 2021, 08:21
Welcome, Keep coming back.
Thank you!
"… Behold, we will end the conflict."
—Captain Moroni (Alma 44:10)

Whatever conflicts that you come across in life, they can be beaten. Adopt Captain Moroni's attitude: be of the disposition to end the conflict, and then act on that disposition.

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Re: My Introduction

Post by latterdaytemplar » 24 Mar 2021, 06:27

Roy wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 09:46
Welcome aboard!

We don't claim any one correct way to navigating the tension of remaining LDS after a crisis of faith. However, we do share what has worked and is working for us as well as our frustrations and failures. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forums.

Roy
Thanks. I look forward to learning/reading from all y'all and I hope that my contributions here help.
"… Behold, we will end the conflict."
—Captain Moroni (Alma 44:10)

Whatever conflicts that you come across in life, they can be beaten. Adopt Captain Moroni's attitude: be of the disposition to end the conflict, and then act on that disposition.

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Re: My Introduction

Post by PazamaManX » 25 Mar 2021, 09:09

Welcome! I also at times find myself running into issues with things from the church's past. Particularly the Joseph Smith era. I look to reading your contributions to the forum.
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness, even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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