"I am learning how to be uncomfortable" in a Mormon fast, says guest blogger Mette Harrison. "I am learning that I don’t have to have answers or to feel spiritually ecstatic."
Mormons teach universal salvation and stress love for all . . . and also claim that the LDS faith is the "only true and living church" on the earth. Which is it? Can it be both?
When Mormons say we "know the Church is true," what do we mean? Does it merely *contain* truth, or is it the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
I don’t think any Mormons should be exempt from fasting, whether they are sick, pregnant, nursing, old, traveling, or recovering from an eating disorder. The problem is not the expectation that we should fast once a month. The problem is the all-or-nothing way that Mormons tend to go about it.