A win for satan!

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A win for satan!

Post by crossmyheart » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:09 am

I am so freaking happy today! We are still semi- active, attending once a month or less...

My daughter is on the middle school academic team (competes in the state academic bowl). Her team was practicing yesterday and one of the questions was "Who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?" And get this: she DIDN'T know the answer!!!!

All my years of faithful attendance in primary and YW and perfect attendance for early morning seminary and my own daughter doesn't know who founded the church. I am elated to know she will not be following in my footsteps.

She also confided to me that she is not sure she wants to stay with the church anymore anyway due to her changing perspective. This is going to require some delicate discussions with my TBM/NOMish DH though...

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by jfro18 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:18 am

Yea! :D

It's the small victories that lead to bigger ones!

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by MoPag » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:50 am

That's awesome! Parenting win!!

I don't think my kid would know the answer to that either. :lol:

My middle-school-TBM-a$$ would have been like "Jesus Christ founded to Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints." :lol: :oops:
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believing in old men’s lies...--Ezra Pound

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by Red Ryder » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 am

Wait, Jesus Christ isn’t the answer?
Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by slavereeno » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:28 pm

I love this.

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by Linked » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:01 pm

Oh wow, that is awesome! Congrats on the big steps toward freeing your family.
MoPag wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:50 am
My middle-school-TBM-a$$ would have been like "Jesus Christ founded to Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints." :lol: :oops:
Haha, that's what I thought too. Everyone knows that the right answer is Joseph Smith, but the RIGHT answer is Jesus Christ.
"I would write about life. Every person would be exactly as important as any other. All facts would also be given equal weightiness. Nothing would be left out. Let others bring order to chaos. I would bring chaos to order" - Kurt Vonnegut

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by Mackman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:28 pm

A Nomies win !!!!!!!!!!

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by 2bizE » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:00 pm

This is great :lol: :lol: :lol:
~2bizE

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by Newme » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:41 am

CrossMyHeart,
It’s a bit nerve wracking parenting in a cult - especially in an inter-faith marriage. But it’s hopeful when you see glimpses of your children actually thinking for themselves as your daughter has.
Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 am
Wait, Jesus Christ isn’t the answer?
:lol:
Most anthropologists believe Jesus wasn’t Mormon. ;) He drank wine, was unshaven and dark skinned.

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Re: A win for satan!

Post by wtfluff » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:29 am

I remember when something similar to this happened with one of my kids when I was right in the middle of awakening to the truth about LD$-Inc. At that point, it was a bit like a gut-punch.

Now, like others have mentioned, I celebrate these small victories for the invisible, non-existent boogie-man.
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. -Frater Ravus

Keep the company of those who seek the truth - run from those who have found it -Václav Havel

Brilliant.

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