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Kosh is back

Posted: Mon May 30, 2022 2:11 pm
by Kosh
I was an active participant on the NOM message boards many years ago going by the name Kosh (back in the late 1990s when Babylon5 was first airing through around 2010?), so I have joined this new platform under the same name.

I left the church as I had a major faith crisis over doctrine and history, and some leadership decisions that demonstrated a lack of discernment, and my name was removed from the records after my divorce. Then I married a LDS lady who was sympathetic to my spiritual journey and supported my search for truth though she herself was a TBM.

I found that some of the issues no longer mattered to me as I have a more universalist view on spirituality and I appreciate the religion I was raised in and have devoted my life to. I ultimately chose to be baptized a few years ago and DW and I were sealed along with our children. However I retain my NOM views and after continuing to lurk here. I have decided to join this new message board so I can contribute on occasion.

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Tue May 31, 2022 9:29 am
by Red Ryder
Welcome back!

What’s been the biggest challenge in your situation? It sounds like you both have a healthy outlook and chose each other over church.

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:52 am
by stealthbishop
Kosh wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 2:11 pm
I was an active participant on the NOM message boards many years ago going by the name Kosh (back in the late 1990s when Babylon5 was first airing through around 2010?), so I have joined this new platform under the same name.

I left the church as I had a major faith crisis over doctrine and history, and some leadership decisions that demonstrated a lack of discernment, and my name was removed from the records after my divorce. Then I married a LDS lady who was sympathetic to my spiritual journey and supported my search for truth though she herself was a TBM.

I found that some of the issues no longer mattered to me as I have a more universalist view on spirituality and I appreciate the religion I was raised in and have devoted my life to. I ultimately chose to be baptized a few years ago and DW and I were sealed along with our children. However I retain my NOM views and after continuing to lurk here. I have decided to join this new message board so I can contribute on occasion.
Welcome back! I remember you! It's good to see you again Kosh!

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:45 am
by Kosh
Hi StealthBishop! I remember you too. I recognize many of the names here and have met some of you at NOM gatherings or one-on-one.

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:00 am
by Hagoth
Kosh wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:45 am
Hi StealthBishop! I remember you too. I recognize many of the names here and have met some of you at NOM gatherings or one-on-one.
We're so glad you are back, Kosh! We had several sci-fi aliens in the forum back then. I'm glad you're stepping up to represent for your off-world kindred. I hope we will hear a lot more from you about your journey and what you have learned from it.

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:16 pm
by annotatedbom
Kosh,

I wasn't around for your first NOM days, so I don't know you, but welcome back regardless.

Yours sounds like a pretty unique situation among us NOMies, so I look forward to hearing more about your experiences and thoughts on things.

My best,
A-BoM

Re: Kosh is back

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:24 am
by DPRoberts
Kosh wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 2:11 pm
I was an active participant on the NOM message boards many years ago going by the name Kosh (back in the late 1990s when Babylon5 was first airing through around 2010?), so I have joined this new platform under the same name.

I left the church as I had a major faith crisis over doctrine and history, and some leadership decisions that demonstrated a lack of discernment, and my name was removed from the records after my divorce. Then I married a LDS lady who was sympathetic to my spiritual journey and supported my search for truth though she herself was a TBM.

I found that some of the issues no longer mattered to me as I have a more universalist view on spirituality and I appreciate the religion I was raised in and have devoted my life to. I ultimately chose to be baptized a few years ago and DW and I were sealed along with our children. However I retain my NOM views and after continuing to lurk here. I have decided to join this new message board so I can contribute on occasion.
Kosh,
You must have been before my time on the old board. Welcome. The personal journey you describe sounds more like what NOM was originally about so I hope we will get to hear more of your perspective. Don't let us be an echo chamber.