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by alas
Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?

I was thinking that without purity culture, we don’t even need the Savior. The atonement as taught in most of Christianity is all about making us clean from our sins, not learning from our mistakes. My first counselor was an exMormon who had converted as an adult, and he was careful not to destroy ...
by alas
Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s wrong with the cross?
Replies: 13
Views: 125

Re: What’s wrong with the cross?

I just have to say the logic or reasoning that the church doesn't embrace wearing crosses is because we don't focus on Christ's death is unbelievably faulty and nonsensical. What do we do almost every freakin' Sunday!? We literally sing hymns and partake of emblems of his death!!!!! I mean really?!...
by alas
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church and Courtship.
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: LDS Church and Courtship.

Well, the first way that the church affected my courtship, was that I graduated primary with the vow that I would never never go to MIA, Mutual, or whatever it was called back then. Then I had my first crush on a guy. He was active Peter Priesthood type. And I wondered if he would like me if he foun...
by alas
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?

The whole purity thing is really unhealthy. And it doesn’t just hurt young people because it shames sexuality. It is much deeper. I was thinking that without purity culture, we don’t even need the Savior. The atonement as taught in most of Christianity is all about making us clean from our sins, not...
by alas
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?

Thanks for all your supportive comments and sharing your stories. Very helpful and so appreciated. I'm listening to another episode of Mormons on Mushrooms and the guest is talking about how even the concept in the LDS church of "being unworthy or worthy" is so damaging. Having a leader (always a m...
by alas
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?

I was in therapy, supposedly for sexual abuse as a child, but me and my LDS FS counselor were spending 90% of our discussion talking about the church. I began to see a pattern over the previous 15 or so years. I would get suicidal and get into counseling and we would work on the issues left from the...
by alas
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Where was the City of Enoch?
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Where was the City of Enoch?

Yup, I heard in seminary that the City of Enoch was where the Gulf of Mexico is now and that it will be returned to the same spot. Now, considering g that global warming is going to melt all the polar ice and raise sea level by about 6 feet, then on top of that God will plop the City of Enoch down a...
by alas
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?

That necessity to all be in agreement is more likely to stop some needed update than it is to prevent one person leading the rest of them astray, or maybe better put it will just help them stay astray in all the traditions of men that they embrace. The 1978 revelation to give blacks priesthood & tem...
by alas
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Opportunity to receive personal revelation"
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: "Opportunity to receive personal revelation"

If by personal revelation, he means God telling you that all of General conference is totally made up, and nothing you seriously need to worry about, then you might get it. Just pray and ask if any of it actually comes from God, and when you get that warm fuzzy sense of relief, know that it is your ...
by alas
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Super Mormons
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Super Mormons

Why would the church be against using a sperm donor? It's not the sperm that's the problem, it's the method of extracting it. God cannot condone the activation of the little factory for something as selfish a couple wanting to have a family and care for a child. The church has no problem with the w...
by alas
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Preferred Pronouns
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Preferred Pronouns

That’s because Jesus hasn’t visited earth in 600-700 years and still speaks King James era English.
by alas
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did Jesus have to say about...
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: What did Jesus have to say about...

Me too. I see Jesus as one who whether God, man, or both, chose to live among the poor and give his best to them. Whether he claimed the messiahship for himself, or had that foisted upon him by his followers, he doesn't seem to have intentionally exploited the poor. He didn't say, "Give your money ...
by alas
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death
Replies: 28
Views: 1083

Re: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death

I have thought about it that way too but for her to share this story so often in public is such a risk. Does she not know that there is a public record of the circumstances of her grandson's death?! There seems to be a tradition of just accepting what is said in a formal church setting as truth. It...
by alas
Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

I would love to speak in sacrament meeting. If you would like me to speak, I will only be able to speak on the following topics: 1) Polygamy and polyandry 2) Brigham Young’s Adam God Doctrine 3) How the church protects sexual predators 4) How the WoW teaches we should drink beer 5) How Donald Trump...
by alas
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Describing the "Mormon" God.
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Describing the "Mormon" God.

The thing about Mormon God that has always bothered me is the atonement. I just don’t like the idea that a father would punish the oldest brother for the sins of all the younger kids. It is even worse than Protestant God or Catholic God who says, see, there is no need for any punishment because I my...
by alas
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

Often when they ask a couple to give a talk, the wife being asked to talk is conditional on her husband talking also. You didn’t say if she was asked to speak also, but if she was, it might help to clarify that she is willing to give a talk and please don’t dis-invite her because the holy priesthood...
by alas
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is there value in clergy/penitent privilege?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Is there value in clergy/penitent privilege?

CES does not think there is any value to clergy/penitent privilege. They now require all new BYU employees to sign away those rights, allowing the bishop to tell BYU anything he is told during confession as part of his/her yearly evaluation. But of course. The unrighteousness of BYU professors is m...
by alas
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Racist Incident at Duke/BYU Volleyball Game
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Racist Incident at Duke/BYU Volleyball Game

They could start with renaming BYU. That would be a start, but wouldn’t solve the problem. They would have to work much harder than just disowning Randy Botts to get rid of the doctrine about anyone of African descent was less valiant in the pre-existence. They would have to admit they were racist ...
by alas
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is there value in clergy/penitent privilege?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Is there value in clergy/penitent privilege?

The more I think about it, I think that clergy-penitent privilege may be actively harmful to society. As in your last example, people could use confession as a way to ease the burden of guilt rather than as a step to being a better person or fixing a harm done. In the case in Arizona, I'm guessing ...
by alas
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP
Replies: 38
Views: 1658

Re: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP

I saw this over on reddit. The church is trying to block the testimony of the ward clerk. The judge has ruled that the clerk is not a clergy member, thus clergy-penitent privilege does not apply. The church is appealing. https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/bisbee/lds-lawyers-aim-to-block-testimony-...