Thursday, February 16, 2017

# 67: I'm Still Around

Hello, I haven't written on this blog for a long time, so I thought I would... uh... write on it again.

I've been staying LDS for five years now.  Every year that goes by I think, "wow, I can't believe it's been another year since I lost my testimony."  It feels kind of like a wedding anniversary.

Maybe this blog is getting repetitive.  Maybe this blog is getting repetitive, but I just wanna say generally that the Church is mostly good and it does a lot of good things and I like the Church and etc.

And I love Jesus Christ!  And I love a lot of the people at church!  And I've learned how to keep my mouth shut!

And sometimes keeping your mouth shut is the right thing to do!  There are secrets that ought to be kept and truths that ought not to be told, for wise reasons.  The CIA, for example, needs to keep confidential information confidential.  It's a national security issue.

Anyway... I've thought a lot about staying LDS, and I've prayed about it, and I've remained active for five years now and... I'm here to tell you about it!

Oh yeah, you wanna hear some other good news?  My wife is pregnant!  She's due in September 2017.  We have three daughters right now, ages 7, 4 and 1.

So... this post is short... but... uh... I just wanted to stop in and say hi.

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  1. Glad you updated the blog. I'm in your same situation and I think there are many more. Congrats on the baby.

  2. I am another in the same situation. Been nine years now. It is frequently uncomfortable and I am not sure I can do it indefinitely but it is the path I have chosen to keep my family, particularly my wife. She knows and I am pretty sure we only stay together if I keep faking it. 50 years old and this is my path. I would never have predicted it.

  3. A neighbour gave me some reasons to become a Mormon. I wrote them down here

  4. Me too have lost my testimony in most of the things about the Church, but gained stronger testimony of the lord Jesus Christ, among other things why I still stay in the church is so that I can help my fellow brothers and sisters see the light, see the truth. I don't do it openly but when ever I get chances I make them see things that really aren't true about the Church.

  5. Hi misterfake371. Thank you for writing this blog! I just discovered it the day after diving into MormonThink and it's very refreshing to realize that I can enjoy everything that I like at church without having to believe EVERYTHING. I've never really been into anti-mormon stuff (avoid it like the plague, like I should) but there's so much stuff I find myself laughing at and just can't believe literally. A lot of stuff in the Bible too, like the ark. And once in priesthood session I heard Elder Holland remind us that Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt. He said it with such conviction and seriousness, but it just cracked me up! I laughed out loud and had to excuse myself from the meeting.
    So I'm reading your blog backwards now (not word for word backwards - that would be tough, but post by post) and I'm really digging it. Thank you and keep it up! I hope you don't mind me being anonymous for now. I'm still in the closer and don't have a cool misterfake handle yet.

    1. I don't mind anonymity at all. Thanks for your comment. Yeah, there are a lot of things in scriptures that are just really hard to believe literally. But I think behavior trumps belief. Grant Palmer rightfully observed that Christ emphasized correct behavior, not correct theology.

    2. Is there an email where we could converse about some things?

    3. I prefer communicating in the comments here. I mean, you are anonymous... so I don't see why it would hurt to have a conversation for the rest of the anonymous world to see. Someone out there may benefit from our conversation, actually, but... what the heck. Yeah, I have an email address that I pretty much never check, but I think I'll start checking it. It's