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by Cnsl1
08 Apr 2020, 00:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musings after Conference
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Musings after Conference

Aside from two talks, Dieter and Holland, I thought the event was a snooze fest as well. It really bothered me, as Hawk girl said, that very few even mentioned the big elephant in the room---the pandemic! Also, little things, like them following the teleprompter and looking to one side, away from th...
by Cnsl1
05 Apr 2020, 18:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 97
Views: 19481

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

I have lots of thoughts and a fair amount of experience on this topic.. I don't know if I can distill them into anything useful for you, but I'll try. First, groundhog, it would probably be best to start a new thread..
by Cnsl1
05 Apr 2020, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2020 General Conference
Replies: 95
Views: 7567

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Takeaways from this morning's session.

Holland's talk was great. Worth a second listen.

Oaks has no sense of rhythm. Worth a second watch. You might laugh.

Everything else was same ol same ol, or complete must misses.
by Cnsl1
19 Dec 2019, 00:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 5320

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

Based on my research on this issue, it seems pretty clear that tax laws were violated in two places. Under their articles of incorporation, Ensign Peak Advisors exists as a 509 a3 and investing arm of the church and a charitable organization. They pay no taxes but as I understand the tax law , they'...
by Cnsl1
20 Nov 2019, 14:55
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Onslaught of Church ads on internet
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Onslaught of Church ads on internet

Has anyone noticed the onslaught of church ads on the internet? Youtube, games, facebook, etc. They are pretty good ads, in my opinion, and focus on joining us while we worship Christ. Make us better. Are we getting back to the, "aw shucks, we're just a bunch of Christians like all ya'll, just tryin...
by Cnsl1
22 Dec 2018, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 2569

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

The short answer is that gender is no longer considered binary. There may be a biological female who does not identify strictly feminine and may be uncomfortable with being called a chairwoman. Or vice versa. It's not just a woman thing. Gender is related to much more than penises and vaginas. Gende...
by Cnsl1
06 Aug 2018, 01:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework on Sunday - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 2351

Re: Homework on Sunday - Help Please

We have a number of medical students in ward. There are times when, because of their schedules, they come to sacrament meeting in their scrubs. Have you ever worn scrubs? SUPER comfortable. If I am ever exalted and become a god, I'm declaring scrubs as church attire. I just got the image of young E...
by Cnsl1
05 Aug 2018, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework on Sunday - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 2351

Re: Homework on Sunday - Help Please

I think everyone has to answer Sabbath day (and WofW, and tithing, and even LofC) questions on their own, based on a number of factors such as belief, family situation, consequences, etc., but since you asked for opinions, here's mine. I don't hear it so much anymore, but I remember members giving a...
by Cnsl1
29 May 2018, 01:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Kolob came up today
Replies: 31
Views: 3348

Re: Kolob came up today

"There is no end to race" ??

How did I miss that line all these years?
by Cnsl1
10 May 2018, 20:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Ignorance was bliss

There are a lot of things in life like that. I've been amazed at how wrong I've been in so many areas in the past, that I can't help but wonder how many things I'm wrong about now. But I think with the Church, if you take out all the claims to truth, you're left with something beautiful and good al...