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by MWallace57
16 Jul 2010, 00:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Defining Political Extremism
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Defining Political Extremism

Thank you for your post. I have to be very honest, I went inactive out of sheer frustration with political extremism. I couldn't function as a human being. It was like a part of my spirit wasn't free anymore, like I was confined. It was as if I was being forced to give the "right" answer before I co...
by MWallace57
17 Jun 2010, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utah Women have lowest higher education rates in the Nation
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Utah Women have lowest higher education rates in the Nation

College tuition is much higher and student loans have increased, making it vital that fresh graduates enter the workforce and start earning enough to pay back loans and establish credit. This is hard for young mothers. Additionally, the Church places the emphasis on marriage, child-bearing and nurtu...
by MWallace57
02 Jun 2010, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glenn Beck
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Glenn Beck

I look at it this way, "why do people enjoy mud wrestling"? Why would anyone pay good money to watch a wrestling match featuring famed Skater Tonya Harding (the Olympic Athlete whose boyfriend beat Olympic contender Nancy Kerrigan). Why do people enjoy conflict? I have to confess and admit that I en...
by MWallace57
21 May 2010, 16:15
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published
Replies: 33
Views: 3376

Re: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published

Thank Ray, for listening. Apologies, if sincere, really help build relationships. My nephew served a mission to Nauvoo Ill. While there, he baptized an older woman who has become a very close family friend. She comes to Salt Lake to spend Christmas with us and we have become just like family. Ironic...
by MWallace57
21 May 2010, 12:28
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published
Replies: 33
Views: 3376

Re: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published

Dear Ray, This meant so much to me: The state of Illinois has formally apologized for its treatment of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ Church of Jesus Christ may refer to: In April, the state House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing for the state's treatment of Mormons, who...
by MWallace57
20 May 2010, 19:14
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published
Replies: 33
Views: 3376

Re: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published

I want to give Elder McConkie credit for being a faithful and devoted scholar, but a small portion of his work did damage to many members and nonmembers. I hope and pray that the Prophet of the Church will one day stand and issue a formal apology for any harm done by the misconceptions and scriptura...
by MWallace57
09 May 2010, 20:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tea Argument Ridiculous
Replies: 66
Views: 2003

Re: Tea Argument Ridiculous

Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants, but the antioxidants must be released through heating, such as in hot tea. Buying bottled green tea is of little value because the antioxidants are inactivated as the tea sits on the shelve. The only danger I see in "hot drinks" is from burning. I know a little...
by MWallace57
22 Apr 2010, 00:05
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1798

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

Personally, I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ contains many plain and precious truths that are of an eternal nature. Truth doesn't change, but our knowledge, awareness and understanding of it does. We are all in slightly different places as far as our knowledge, understanding and acceptance of ...
by MWallace57
14 Apr 2010, 13:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Social Justice - General Conference
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: Social Justice - General Conference

Thanks Ray, I didn't mean this as a condemnation. I just thought that it was very, very important to note that the Salt Lake City, Unitarian Church regularly invites Mormons and Returned Missionaries to speak at their meetings. My brother and daughter have spoken their. My son-in-law is a Returned M...
by MWallace57
14 Apr 2010, 12:58
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Social Justice - General Conference
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: Social Justice - General Conference

I'm sorry for so many posts, but this is one of my hardest issues with the Church. I wish so much that the LDS Church would just respect the rights of others to worship as they see fit. We have an article of faith to that effect. We have constitutional rights to freedom of religion. Why, please, kin...