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by IT_Veteran
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire

Anybody else read this book? I’ve recently started it for a book club discussion. The author’s intent is to show how we arrived at this post-fact era. His argument is that it’s largely tied to religion - particularly Protestantism because everyone gets to declare their beliefs as correct without any...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)

I know some will encourage you to keep faith in God or Jesus. Quite frankly, don’t worry about what others tell you what you need to keep believing. That goes for those that would tell you not to believe too. After living such a high demand religion, take time for yourself to figure out what you be...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)

I know some will encourage you to keep faith in God or Jesus. Quite frankly, don’t worry about what others tell you what you need to keep believing. That goes for those that would tell you not to believe too. After living such a high demand religion, take time for yourself to figure out what you bel...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have references to the Nov. Policy being given by revelation?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Does anyone have references to the Nov. Policy being given by revelation?

Let’s not forget that just seven months ago, they incorporated the November policy into the seminary curriculum to demonstrate how revelation works. https://wheatandtares.org/2018/08/16/for-seminary-students-exclusion-policy-is-model-of-modern-revelation/ You know, before public outcry made them cha...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: POX policy gone!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 1077

Re: POX policy gone!!!

So, instead of being excommunicated for apostasy, married gays will simply be excommunicated for fornication. This would be setting a trap for themselves for ostensibly unrelated reasons. Part of the apologetic defense of Joseph Smith's polygamy is that he did not consumate most(?) of the marriages...
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 27
Views: 996

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

I began loathing WC during my faith crisis. I was the EQP when I told the bishop I didn’t have a testimony anymore. I probably should never have accepted the calling, but I was terrified someone would find out I didn’t have faith. WC became almost intolerable toward the end though. Our ward had it t...
by IT_Veteran
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Update. Need to vent, has nothing to do with Mormonism
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: Need to vent, has nothing to do with Mormonism

I’m so sorry alas. This is precisely why I have a living will. Here’s hoping that he can pass in peace.
by IT_Veteran
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Country based lds.org sites gone
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Country based lds.org sites gone

My favorite is churchojesuschrist.org. It rotates between things like CES Letter, Mormon Stories, exmo Reddit, and so on.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Starting over (almost)
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Starting over (almost)

Thanks all! We really are enjoying the area. I actually went and had lunch with a fellow exmo on Friday - nice to sit down with someone that gets it!

I think we’re all (family) just having to learn where and how to meet friends when we don’t have that instant community.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Starting over (almost)
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Starting over (almost)

It’s been a few months since I’ve been here. Life got busy. Many of the things that bring church to mind aren’t present in my life anymore. Sometimes I think I’ve mostly gotten over being angry, other times I wonder if I’m just avoiding it. I’ll take it either way at this point. In 2018, just over a...
by IT_Veteran
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 57
Views: 2151

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

I didn’t watch, but reading summaries here and elsewhere, I’m disappointed thinking my mom problably did (or will). My first name is Steven, so I’m sure she’ll see this as divine council.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 290
Views: 23734

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Cherry mule tonight - it’s amazing.
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Mormon Math Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: A Mormon Math Problem

Coming from a large enough, mormon enough family that this has happened before even without bulk ward ordaining: they will do none of the above. They will get permission to do all the ordinations in the grandparent's ward at the same time. Family will all travel there at once. Badda bing, badda boo...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with Stake Pres.
Replies: 27
Views: 1244

Re: Meeting with Stake Pres.

I hope I'm not being too nosy, Mack - You say that you are going to rejoin the church for your wife. Were you excommunicated or did you resign? (I resigned.) I'm wondering because someone who resigns has a harder time rejoining, so I understand, than someone who was "disciplined" by the church. It ...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement

No, we didn’t give it to everybody, but we probably should have. Having known the youth leaders for so long, they were already following the two-deep policy. I’d actually been in YM before I was the EQP and they wouldn’t even give rides to kids without another person in the car with them. We emaile...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No one left to ex
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: No one left to ex

wtfluff wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:36 am
Here's a bit of a surprise: The outcome of Gina Colvin's tribunal: "No Action."
I was surprised by that as well. Maybe the further removed from SLC one is, the more leeway the SP has to actually weigh evidence.
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Temples and land speculation
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Temples and land speculation

Best to doubt the Tribune before you enter the bowls of apostasy! First - where can I find a bowl of apostasy? Sounds like it would be great to eat cereal out of. Second - I also heard about the land speculation for the first time on John's podcast. My first thought was things like the multi-millio...
by IT_Veteran
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 290
Views: 23734

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Wow - had a couple of Vanilla Chai Manhattan’s tonight - amazing. They do a milk wash with the bourbon. So delicious.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No one left to ex
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: No one left to ex

Not me, I’m already resigned. If not, I’m sure that somebody in my wife’s ward would have complained about me already.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I think my beliefs are shifting again
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: I think my beliefs are shifting again

I was starting to think I was alone in not concerning myself with what happens next. Nice to know it’s not just me.

Eat, drink, and be merry and all that.