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by Cadence
23 May 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

If you mean creditable in that every word spoke by leaders is from god that ship may have sailed already. But they can be credible as a thriving religion seeking truth. More change would facilitate that.


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by Cadence
15 May 2019, 19:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: Everything's on the table now

Some years ago I had decided to live by my own moral compass. I no longer give the leaders much if any consideration. I do not believe they talk to god any more than I do, which is not at all. I stay a member because it is still who I am and I like my friends in the church. That said I welcome posit...
by Cadence
12 May 2019, 11:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 698

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. I am there. Never liked coffee but a cold beer on a hot afternoon is sooooo refreshing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by Cadence
12 May 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: More than enough

However the church does not exercise faith. If they did they would distribute every dollar by year end and have faith the lord would provide for the future. That isn't faith. That is stupidity. No individual or organization should operate that way. It is a surefire recipe for disaster - and the Chu...
by Cadence
10 May 2019, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: More than enough

The churches approach to tithing and investing seem contrary to me. We are asked to sacrifice to pay tithing no matter how desperate financially we may be. We are told the lord will provide. It is an exercise in faith. However the church does not exercise faith. If they did they would distribute eve...
by Cadence
09 May 2019, 04:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 568

More than enough

With so much talk over the wealth of the church I wonder what is going on here. There are reports the church has 40 billion in the stock market and they hide it. They have untold for profit real estate holdings. And of course they require tithing. Who knows what the real worth of the church is. I ce...
by Cadence
07 May 2019, 06:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church Purge of the Latter Days
Replies: 24
Views: 836

Re: The Church Purge of the Latter Days

It seems people have been waiting over 2000 years for the second coming. Every generation talks as if this is it. I suspect if there is actually such a thing our grandchildren’s grandchildren will be talking about it. As for me I don’t like the idea of a purge. What do we need to purge? Some people ...
by Cadence
23 Jul 2017, 09:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?

I think the more coherent evidence you have the stronger your position is. If you have little to no evidence then you are operating on faith. Which is OK just don't expect others to accept what you choose to believe


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by Cadence
10 May 2017, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you stopped attending the temple and wearing garments, but still go?
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: Have you stopped attending the temple and wearing garments, but still go?

No garments no temple recommend for about 5 years. Cant say I really miss them either. It was weird at first after wearing them for over 30 years but that did not last long. I go to church with my wife at times, but really do not believe any of it. Sort of like the social aspect of the church however.
by Cadence
10 May 2017, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denying Your Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Denying Your Faith

It would be hard for me to deny something I do not have. I would have to answer I can neither confirm or deny.