A friend who finds herself in the midst of a painful faith transition recently asked: I’m interested to know your path past Mormonism. What have you replaced it with? Do you lean towards another religion? Do you see yourself as member of another faith or congregation? I feel untethered, this is the first time I’ve … Continue reading Replacing Mormonism…with what?
Belonging Nowhere and Everywhere
I wrote something this morning as a reply in the Marriage on a Tightrope Facebook support group that I thought I would share here too: ——— As human beings, our tendency is to attach our sense of identity and meaning to “forms”—including our perceived roles and the groups with which we affiliate. (See Eckhart Tolle's, … Continue reading Belonging Nowhere and Everywhere
Progress with my reconciliation of spiritual experiences with my faith deconstruction and reconstruction.
(This is an edited version of a post I shared in the A Thoughtful Faith Support Group on November 15, 2017.) Background: Last week, my wife and I returned from an 11 day trip to Barcelona Spain. I served my mission in Barcelona about 30 years ago. My mission was full of deep, meaningful, and … Continue reading Progress with my reconciliation of spiritual experiences with my faith deconstruction and reconstruction.
On Pantheism and spirituality–the way I understand it.
Pantheism rejects the idea of an interventionist creator God, but it does suggest that we are all somehow spiritually interconnected with each other, nature, and the universe. "God" represents the interconnectedness of everything and everyone in Pantheism. It suggests that there are things that do lack explanations and that there seems to be some design, … Continue reading On Pantheism and spirituality–the way I understand it.