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by azflyer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 120
Views: 4101

Re: Forced Turning Point

Brother Graey, I have anot posted here in quite a while. A little Red bird suggested I should come here and read your story. As I read the words you had written, my heart swelled with happiness, and the begginings of little droplets of "moisture" started to form in my eyes. During my departure from ...
by azflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a new identity?
Replies: 16
Views: 6127

How to find a new identity?

How have any of you dealt with the feeling of no longer belonging to a group? I miss it. I've been making lots of new friends, but all of my friends are really different kinds of people. And I'm not saying that is bad. I'm just saying it's different. When I went to church, all of my friends were lik...
by azflyer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: It's been a while. What next
Replies: 33
Views: 6823

Re: It's been a while. What next

Kishkumen wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:20 am
wtfluff wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:11 pm
I've done pretty much everything wrong when it comes to this truth awakening thing, so take this for what it's worth...
I'm pretty sure I could challenge this claim...
What!?!?!? You're back here too?
by azflyer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Observation #2: Salvereeno's opinion is off Limits
Replies: 20
Views: 5407

Re: Observation #2: Salvereeno's opinion is off Limits

...My comments are unwelcome and make everyone feel uncomfortable, please do not share them. I don't think anybody has given any thought that this could be a two way street and their gushing about Elder so and so make me feel uncomfortable. There has to be a way for you to politely had courteously ...
by azflyer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Full Court Press
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Full Court Press

In the last three days I've had: 1) My daughter was asked to be the ward chorister - She turned it down 2) I was asked to take a new calling - I turned it down 3) I was asked to play the piano at ward event - I said no Prior to that, I was asked to give the opening prayer in church - I said yes to t...
by azflyer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It's been a while. What next
Replies: 33
Views: 6823

Re: It's been a while. What next

To add: Just my experience, but when they ask specific questions like, "When is your son going to be baptized? We want to make sure to attend"....... etc., just give a very nondescript response like, "We'll be sure to keep in touch", and so forth. Ya, I've been thinking of this too. It just... It j...
by azflyer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It's been a while. What next
Replies: 33
Views: 6823

Re: It's been a while. What next

Jeffret wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:11 am
I may be the minority on this, but I still see no reason extended family needs to be told.
Did you ever have a situation where your mother called you and asked, "Oh, little Jeffret is trying 8 next month. When is his baptism? We want to be there."
by azflyer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: It's been a while. What next
Replies: 33
Views: 6823

It's been a while. What next

Hi everyone! It's been quite a while since I posted here. Quite a bit has changed in my faith life since then. I'm hoping I can get some support and guidance from many of you wise people. First, some background. I'm 38 years old and married to a really awesome mentally out wife. We have five kids ra...
by azflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I have anger issues and need professional help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Re: I have anger issues and need professional help!

Red Ryder wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:55 am
I hate garments.
This isn't news to anyone here. ;)
by azflyer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My chance to speak on Easter
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

Re: My chance to speak on Easter

This sounds like a really great opportunity!!! If this were me, I'd definitely make Isaiah 1:18 a focus of my talk. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Often ti...
by azflyer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Flat Earth Documentary
Replies: 32
Views: 5453

Re: Flat Earth Documentary

I finally got around to watching this. I found that one of the most fascinating points that were made by the scientists was how empathetic they were to the flat-earthers. There was the one that was stating the flat earthers are people that have been left behind by science. They aren't dumb, they are...
by azflyer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Living the Middleway again.
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: Living the Middleway again.

Well for those of you that were curious of the process it was as follows : Told the BP I wanted to come back , I had to wait a year then I had to write a letter to the 1st Pres. Explaining why I wished to return. A few months passed then had to interview with the stake Pres. Regular baptismal quest...
by azflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 2 faced gentiles
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

Re: 2 faced gentiles

Seriously, mocking people behind their backs isn't cool. Imagine being at dinner with people that mocked Muslims, Jews, Mexicans, or Canadians, or any other group this way. It's disgusting... People in Homosexual relationships, or People that question/leave the church... Two more excellent examples
by azflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 2 faced gentiles
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

Re: 2 faced gentiles

When I was beginning my faith transition, I read a great piece on this phenomenon from Rock Waterman about this: http://puremormonism.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-dont-they-like-us.html I would be the guy in that situation that would sit quitely and listen, and then when the guy jokingly 'hoped' that n...
by azflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Flat Earth Documentary
Replies: 32
Views: 5453

Re: Flat Earth Documentary

Also, I'm involved in the production, testing, and use of ring laser gyros. I've wondered for a while how long it would take some of these flatards to get a RLG and do this test. The fact that they keep ignoring the results is quite sad. I probably need to work on developing more sympathy for flat-e...
by azflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Flat Earth Documentary
Replies: 32
Views: 5453

Re: Flat Earth Documentary

Unfortunately, this is a topic I know way too much about. My BIL is a flat earther and it has caused a lot of problems between my wife's family and I as I work in the aerospace industry. There aren't a lot of flights that cross the Southern hemisphere. But there are some. The best example is Qantas ...
by azflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 2 faced gentiles
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

Re: 2 faced gentiles

Kish, this post in many ways is pretty upsetting to me. During my time as a TBM, I always worked hard to fit in with my neighbors. It also makes me really wonder about the people I work with. I'm definitely known around my office as 'the mormon guy'. I'll just leave this here now. I love the ending....
by azflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are you mormon?
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Why are you mormon?

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Dad + Mom + Temple Marriage + Garment Covered Sex = Mormon RR
I love how much you obsess about garments...
by azflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly now
Replies: 27
Views: 4276

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly now

BYU NATION Salt Lake, UT Feb. 15, 2019 10:31 a.m. My advice to the missionaries is to still only call home on Mother's Day and Christmas if you want to baptize more and receive extra blessings. The zone leaders and AP's for sure should only call home twice a year to set a good example to the other ...
by azflyer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does truth really matter?
Replies: 63
Views: 7113

Re: Does truth really matter?

This is a thread that has been running through my head for quite a long time. The only conclusion I've been able to come to is that truth is relative. As I've had these thoughts, the hymn below has had so much more meaning. I'm sure most people would interpret it to take a more absolute version of t...