Sunday in Outer Blogness: Lifecycle Edition!
This week Magic Cicero asks: What Does It Mean to Recover from Mormonism? And he comes to the same conclusion as so many of us here on Main Street Plaza:
But thereâ€™s a lot of who I am that canâ€™t be disconnected from that Mormon past. For better or worse, Mormonism is part of me.
Naturally, we hope to be seeing more of Mr. Cicero around these parts. 😉 But let’s rewind to clock a bit to the beginning of our Mormon story: baptism. Aerin says eight is not enough. Just to keep the discussion lively, I’ll note that Blog Segullah provides a contrary opinion, saying that eight is a great time to be making covenants with the Lord. And Saganist gives a example of critical thinking in a six-year-old.
In other family news, Sterkwerks’s daughter stumbles upon the evidence that her mom was once an accidental model. And what are life events without the perfect dress? (If I had that dress, I’d wear it to every wedding for ten years too. 😉 — Jana, you look great!). MoHoHawaii gives us the follow-up on his family Utah Christmas with Tobi (and how eternal gender roles have affected his family relationships). But if gender is eternal, where does this cardinal fit in the plan?
Now where does the church fit in this time? Runtu explains the double whammy: “You’re better than the world, but you’re not good enough.” Speaking of a double whammy, Andee reports that the church has an interesting and elaborate file on Chad Hardy — which they won’t show him in entirety — in addition to the fact that they still won’t give him his BYU transcripts. Well, it’s a small consolation, but at least we can have some fun playing with the Atheist bus font.
This edition brought to you by something beneficial to young and old, at least back in the good old days. 😉