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Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run

Started this discussion. Last reply by RationalGuy Feb 26, 2012. 4 Replies

Taken from an interview with Utah State University Institute students several years ago (2006 or 07), I listened to this and was amazed at his closing statement explaining how he has to run the…Continue

Tags: research, leadership, history, Church

Science started my escape

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikki B Nov 16, 2012. 15 Replies

Hello everyone, I am new to the post-mormon world and would like to tell my story. I am feeling a little alone right now and hope to connect with other ex-mormons to talk to and relate with. I live…Continue

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Liber Mens replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
"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…"
Sep 3, 2012
fri replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
"Reading your story I recognize myself. I was a convert. started going to church when I was 14. Got baptized at 17 and today I am 42 and left the church after doubts building.. My doubts came from reading the scriptures. I am gluten intolerant and…"
Aug 5, 2012
Shane liked soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
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ModerateChuck replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
"Solo - interesting path you have taken. All of us that study science have to wrestle with that question of the existence of God. As a guy with a BS in Physics and a MS in "Space Operations" which allowed me to write a thesis on the physics…"
Mar 1, 2012
RationalGuy replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
"This illustrates the vast gap between rational thought and balanced reasoning compared to how religious people think.  I can't fathom how they manage to convince themselves that they are not being deceitful as they hide, misguide, spin…"
Feb 26, 2012
DFRV replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
"From page 7.   "Many years ago Elder Widtsoe made reference to a foolish teacher in the Mutual Improvement Association who sponsored some debate with the intent of improving the abilities of the young members of the Church. He chose as a…"
Feb 26, 2012
Nicholas liked soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
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Flat Lander replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
"Was he saying: "Gotta be careful.  That truth stuff might slip in and that can muck up the works." because that's what it sounded like to me."
Feb 21, 2012
Dboe liked soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
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Tom Jenson liked soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
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MikeUtah replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
"Amazingly telling statement that most outsiders would recognize as being a red flag about what kind of "history" is peddled by the church history/education department.  I don't know how long Mr. Jensen has been at the head of the…"
Feb 21, 2012
soloshotfirst replied to OuterDarkness's discussion Mormon GA Admitting Church Losing Members At Record Pace
"Great find and not surprising at all. I think we'll see more of this in the coming years. I just posted another discussion around Elder Jensen as well."
Feb 21, 2012
MikeUtah liked soloshotfirst's discussion Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run
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Marlin K Jensen explains how the Church History Department has to be run

Taken from an interview with Utah State University Institute students several years ago (2006 or 07), I listened to this and was amazed at his closing statement explaining how he has to run the church's history department. How can this research be fair and biased? The whole thing is fascinating, but especially his closing statement:"I want to say this delicately. I think we have an obligation as the stewards ofchurch history to keep faith and retain the trust of the prophet and his 14…See More
Feb 21, 2012
soloshotfirst replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
"Yeah, I know who you are. :) really good to have you here. Seriously let's plan a weekend to get together."
Feb 21, 2012
soloshotfirst replied to soloshotfirst's discussion Science started my escape
"Thanks! It's really nice to know others have taken the same journey."
Feb 21, 2012

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I left the church privately in my own mind about 8 years ago, but publicaly in 2011. I am here to tell my story and gain support for others.
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At 11:27am on February 12, 2012, MikeUtah said…

Welcome soloshotfirst!  Good to have you here.  Enjoy the site and community.

 
 
 

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