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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: 3043

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: 573

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: 1835

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: 1370

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: 1370

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: 2417

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: 2066

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...
by Cnsl1
01 May 2018, 00:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!

The tithing for a year thing is not in the handbook. There is no stipulation, just the question. I know of stakes and bishops who arbitrarily decide you need to pay so long before getting recommend (though I've never heard of any more than 6 months), but if people have been assuming you're fully act...
by Cnsl1
08 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Word of Wisdom - Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Word of Wisdom - Experiment

Interesting article excerpt from the Apr 2 Wall Street Journal: Psychiatrists and therapists don’t often ask this question. But a growing body of research over the past decade shows that a healthy diet—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and unprocessed lean red meat—can prevent depressi...
by Cnsl1
27 Mar 2018, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

Do you think the point of missionarying is more about converting the missionary rather than converting the world? Spend two years selling a product certainly helps cement your belief in the product. But I digress... Great points above. It's certainly a problem with the system, and probably at least ...