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#1 iamnoaccident

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

Hello.. I'm looking for friends. I want to join the church, but will have to lose all my family and friends to do so. I am an unusual sort of wannabe Mormon.. when I show up in church, I get stares. I am obviously a lost sheep, and I need help.

#2 NeuroTypical

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:39 AM

Hi and welcome! So what do you do that gets you stares?
If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack, to sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

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If I were a rich man...

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:48 AM

haha.. LoudmouthMormon... so funny that my first reply is from someone with a MLP pic. ;) I'm a brony.. hehe. I get stares because I have an 'alternative' appearance... dreadlocks, tattoos... liberal car stickers go over great in the parking lot too. ;)

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

haha.. LoudmouthMormon... so funny that my first reply is from someone with a MLP pic. ;) I'm a brony.. hehe. I get stares because I have an 'alternative' appearance... dreadlocks, tattoos... liberal car stickers go over great in the parking lot too. ;)


I had long hair when I first went to church, though no one ever made any comment about it

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:12 PM

Heh. Well, it's now confirmed - there are (at least) three bronies on the forum now. Welcome again. The natives here are like anywhere else, they'd rather we keep our ponies to ourselves lol. Maybe we should start our own thread and invite any naysayers to abstain from clicking on it.

Anyway, I've always been grateful for this scripture in 2 Nephi: "...he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile." I often think of myself as three-quarters heathen.

Basically, if you're wishing to come unto Christ and be His disciple, God says that gossip and unrighteous judgment doesn't count. I'm sure you'll run into people who do more than stare, if you haven't already. But you're welcome to sit next to me and my family.
If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack, to sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

Ohhh....
If I were a rich man...

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

Heh. Well, it's now confirmed - there are (at least) three bronies on the forum now. Welcome again. The natives here are like anywhere else, they'd rather we keep our ponies to ourselves lol. Maybe we should start our own thread and invite any naysayers to abstain from clicking on it.


Yes please start your own thread. :P This message brought to you by the many of us that are not My Little Pony fans. :)

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:39 PM

hi iamnoaccident.....of course your not an accident..u should come to my ward we have such a diversfied ward with many different cultures and backgrounds and you'd fit right in. Some people might look at you strange at first, don't take it personable. You might be in a ward that's not use to different life styles. So it's your job to teach them that your a child of God as well!! The gospel is true and you are needed and welcomed and as soon as they get to know you and love you they won't see the difference's any longer. Why is your family and friends so against which church you want to belong too? Are you 18 or older? We all have the freedom to choose for our self's.
Oh yeah what's a bronie?

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:48 PM

a brony is a fan of the My Little Pony franchise (more specifically the Generation 4 incarnation-Friendship is Magic)

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:01 PM

a brony is a fan of the My Little Pony franchise (more specifically the Generation 4 incarnation-Friendship is Magic)


Pretty sure a brony is, by definition, a male fan.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

Bronies can be male or female, it just means an older fan. :) My husband is an interfaith minister and is working on writing some sermons/articles about how MLP can be used as a teaching tool for scripture. We presented a panel on using its concepts to strengthen families at a convention recently. :)

I'm female, btw. Mid 30s, one 11 year old son. I was raised in a family that enjoys making fun of pretty much every religion, and most of what they say about Mormons indicates that they believe that whole cult thing. My friends are worse.. mostly atheists or pagans. And I'm friends with a LOT of extremely political liberals.

#11 NeuroTypical

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

Education for Vort- Here is 4 minutes of witty and entertaining basic education on the matter: Let's Go and Meet the Bronies - The professor is voiced by John DeLancie (he played Q on StarTrek), and gets an earful about why Vort is mistaken starting 2:55 into the video.

As for age, my 12 yr old daughter says she's a brony, my 9 yr old daughter preferrs the term pegasister.

Edited by Loudmouth_Mormon, 29 December 2013 - 11:20 PM.

If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack, to sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

Ohhh....
If I were a rich man...

#12 Vort

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:03 AM

I stand humbly corrected. The "bro-" prefix led me astray.
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#13 Roseslipper

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

Yes I can see that it would be hard if your husband is a minister. But he is a interfaith minister. Have you talked to him about it? I'm sure he is opened minded, maybe when you have the missionaries over your husband would be willing to listen and interact with the missionary's and learn, you never know. My first Lds Bishop was a baptist preacher...then he joined the Lds Church.

And your friends just might come along in time as well. Have faith!!! Seek Ye the kingdom of God first and all things will follow. etc.

As far as those little pony's their cute..I didn't have any children so I'm not so up on these kind of things lol :)

Edited by Roseslipper, 30 December 2013 - 09:52 AM.





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