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by Katzpur
02 Jul 2019, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

Was I the only one offended by the Church commercial that show the visitors welcome sign on the Church building, and states toward the end: we can make you a better person, and you'll help us become a better church? I know I dont have the quote right, but i thought to myself. I dont feel welcome at...
by Katzpur
01 Jul 2019, 19:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

All of this just reinforces in my mind the fact that I need to be in jail. ;) I'd be on the verge of total inactivity by now if I'd had to sit through a 5th Sunday like the one in the OP.
by Katzpur
27 May 2019, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

Normally, I just ignore it and don't volunteer. I recognize that this shifts the burden to others, probably the Same Ten People (STP), but it's been my way of coping with what I feel is egocentrism... Lucky you. In my home ward (which I'm fortunately not attending while serving at the jail), the na...
by Katzpur
13 May 2019, 07:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 915

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

Doesn't it feel like we are developing our own "Kosher" set of ritual or dietary rules that must be followed to be fully accepted by God? It seems odd to me that God gives us revelation and man wants to complicate the hell out of it. What seems even odder to me is that man seems determined to turn ...
by Katzpur
06 May 2019, 17:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip to Utah
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Trip to Utah

Darn! Darn! Darn! It's Monday at 6:40 PM and I missed my second chance! People, if you're going to be in Salt Lake, please post something to that effect as early as possible so this doesn't happen to me again. :cry:
by Katzpur
06 May 2019, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 915

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

Well, since I absolutely hate coffee, it doesn't matter to me whether it's made "legal" or not. I just wish I could drink my twice yearly glass of wine without being guilt-laden.
by Katzpur
06 May 2019, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 57
Views: 1621

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

Where possible, leaders should encourage couples to be both married and seal in the temple. Where a licensed marriage is not permitted in the temple, or when a temple marriage would cause parents or immediate family members to feel excluded, a civil ceremony followed by a temple sealing is authoriz...
by Katzpur
02 May 2019, 16:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip to Utah
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Trip to Utah

I'd have loved to get together in SLC if I hadn't just barely read this (and it's 6:00 PM on Thursday). I'd genuinely enjoy meeting anyone on StayLDS if any of you are ever in the area.
by Katzpur
22 Apr 2019, 17:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face Palm Sunday . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Face Palm Sunday . . .

Easter at the jail was great (as is every Sunday at the jail). The opening prayer in our class was offered by an inmate who included the Pledge of Allegiance as part of it. :D
by Katzpur
08 Apr 2019, 14:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Reactions
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Conference Reactions

President Nelson's Sunday morning talk left me so depressed. After the reversal of the November, 2015 policy, I had felt so encouraged and uplifted by what I hoped to be a trend towards acceptance of people who don't fit the cookie cutter image TBM image. His talk was probably the closest thing I've...