What made me question the doctrines and beliefs of the LDS church was its exclusion of good people. I noticed as a kid several honest, generous people were shunned as evil. Even to my young mind it…Continue
I have not read this entire thread, but I know how you feel and went through a similar process of searching for many years. Rather than go into a long diatribe about my personal journey (we all have our own different ones), maybe…"
"I will turn around the question...Why do we assume that morals come from God?
I am atheist and I think living in a certain way brings fulfillment today--without a need for heaven or hell. Certain actions bring certain…"
"But in this case, are you possibly interchanging "respect for the person" with "respect for the belief"?
We can certainly treat each other with dignity and respect and not respect the belief. (harmful beliefs come to mind for…"
"I don’t think a person has a “right to believe” whatever they want. I think the truth matters. Independent and skeptical inquiry matter. This is especially true where Religion is concerned, because Religions make…"
Subatomic particles have a negative or a positive charge due to the electromagnetic field created by protons or electrons.
But this process is not the same for human emotions. Negative emotions are caused by stimulation of the brian's…"
"i think part of the issue is that Mormons are TOLD not to spend time with people outside their faith, because those people will draw them away and be dangerous. When you think about it, its very cult-ish. Creepy."
"And you are not alone--the modern world and history is filled with people who attribute a human-centered reason for events.
Not that long ago, people believed that thunderstorms occurred and crops failed because God was angry. The…"
I think its normal to feel a pull to a place and a system of support that is familiar to you.
It sounds like you have lived through some pretty challenging emotional feats. Divorces are emotional traumas! Moving to a…"