I did it.
I joined twitter.
Heaven only knows why. I need another time-sucking social media outlet like I need another big toe, but there it is. Come follow me @EmilyHGeddes and provide me with the additional external validation I apparently need so desperately!
|My first tweet! (Ok, so it was a reply to my sister's welcoming tweet, but it counts!)
This article in the most recent BYU Magazine gives some great advice for dealing with questions and doubts regarding religion, particularly how to support others experiencing faith crises. This excerpt rings true to me:
LDS culture tends to communicate disapproval of doubt, say the professors, sometimes to the point of causing someone with questions to feel that he or she is unfaithful or unworthy. If someone musters the courage to raise a question with parents or friends and is met with shock or disgust, he or she is often left feeling alone.
“If they can’t find an open, candid, and supportive place to work through honest questions, that’s tragic,” says Fluhman. “We stigmatize doubt to the point that people feel guilty for even having the questions. That’s not conducive to spiritual growth.”There's a great list of "Dos and Don'ts" at the end of the article well worth a read-through and bookmark.
"The 1st Amendment doesn't shield you from criticism or consequences."
Imma just leave this here.
This sketch made me literally laugh out loud. It perfectly captures the ironies of being "the expert" called upon to do the impossible. With a smile.