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Date: February 01, 2013 12:48PM
What happened to Mosiah 2:41?
41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and ahappy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are bblessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out cfaithful to the end they are received into dheaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
These women must be trespassing the commandments, else why would they be unhappy?
Another example of the bogus promises of the Book and the Church at large. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I hope these women get out sooner than later.
Date: February 01, 2013 02:14PM
It's not the gospel that causes their depression, but rather their own personal misinterpretation of it.
Geez girls, how many times do the brethren have to tell you before you'll get it right...YOU'RE NOT DOING THE GOSPEL RIGHT UNTIL IT MAKES YOU HAPPY...
...so, back to the drawing board.
OK, from the top...Eve did us a favor by being a slutty oral-sex-with-fruit skank that obeyed the devil...<fade into various thinly veiled spins on the gross misogynism of the "gospel" for a few hours>...
...OK, NOW do you get it? See, you should feel GOOD about being a daughter of Eve with an eternal destiny determined by male gods eons ago, you don't even NEED to worry! It's all figured out. You only need to find the right eternally worthy man to marry in teh temple and have kids for (just don't mess that up by being fat or a tomboy for something...or overeducated and an overachiever).
But don't worry...if you can't find a worthy man, you only have to stay single and celibate until you die then you can marry some bachelor from Moses' time in the spirit world. If plan A fails you can always keep busy with plan B by being a helping hand to all those overworked moms who were blessed to have husbands and kids. You can pass the time by having a career...and go EIGHTY FUCKING YEARS without the sensation of passion and romance.
...oh I could go on.
Date: February 01, 2013 03:43PM
Exactly! Oh sure, you deserve a break, but only after you go visiting teaching, go to the temple,index a thousand names, have personal and family scripture study, have FHE, have family prayer, magnify your calling, save for your senior mission, get all your food storage, pay a full tithe, have all the children your body can manage, clean the church, go to all your meetings...
I'm getting depressed just thinking about it. Maybe being supermom isn't required, but being super Mormon is always required, and they're not the same thing.
The Oncoming Storm - bc
Date: February 04, 2013 02:58PM
What bothers me about this article is the indicatation it is the culture and misunderstanding that cause this.
The reason that it is in the culture is because it runs deeper in the doctrine.
Spencer Kimball's "The Miracle of Forgiveness" is exhibit A. Mormonism essentially denies the power of the atonement in cleansing sin. You essentially have to pay for you sins in addition to Christ.
At the core is "Are you good enough to get the the Celestial Kingdom?" Accepting Christ isn't enough - you also have to be valiant enough. How valiant? No one ones but if you aren't quite good enough there goes eternity. If even if you are good enough what about your loved ones? Certainly you will fail to be a good enough Mom & spouse to save all of your children & husband & grandchildren. If you had just done a little more, been a little more faithful with scriptures or FHE, maybe your children wouldn't have gone astray.
D&C 29:3 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that at this time your sins are forgiven you, therefore ye receive these things; but remember to sin no more, lest perils shall come upon you
D&C 82:7 And now, verily I say unto you, I, the Lord, will not lay any sin to your charge; go your ways and sin no more; but unto that soul who sinneth shall the former sins return, saith the Lord your God.
This creates a cycle of hopelessness. This means if you aren't perfect repentance is meaningless. If you repent for yelling at your kids but then yell at them again, all your repenting was meaningless. Not only did you fail by yelling at them today - all your previous sins are back with a vengeance.
Using the language of addiction that means that sobriety has no meaning and no value. If if are an alcoholic and are clean for 20 years and slip up those 20 years have no meaning. All your past failures and sins are back - you start of from square one. Until eventually you just feel like a useless depressed failure.
D&C 132: 46 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that whatsoever you seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever you bind on earth, in my name and by my word, saith the Lord, it shall be eternally bound in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you remit on earth shall be remitted eternally in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you retain on earth shall be retained in heaven.
The problem runs much deeper than the culture.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2013 03:04PM by bc.