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by Cadence
13 Jan 2020, 05:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Faith or Not

If we are going to define faith as something to make us feel good or perhaps the ability to change who we are then I am onboard. Faith essentially becomes a form of positive thinking. I have faith I can lose weight or something like that. This does not preclude divine intervention but it does not re...
by Cadence
12 Jan 2020, 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications

Not reporting would put other children in jeopardy. Do we risk the safety of others to protect the abuser? Any entity with money is going to be sued on a regular basis. In general most are just looking for some kind of settlement to alter their financial situation, not necessarily looking for justic...
by Cadence
12 Jan 2020, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Faith or Not

There was a time where faith played an important part in my life. I would try to exercise faith to know things or to understand things beyond my knowledge. Although I still think it is important to believe you can accomplish things or gain knowledge, I would not call it faith anymore. Faith requires...
by Cadence
30 Dec 2019, 09:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 40
Views: 2881

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

it just seems a little hypocritical to me. The leaders teach to pay tithing above all else and rely on the lord to provide. To exercise faith that you will be taken care of. But sitting on a hoard of money seems opposite of that. If the leaders lived by faith they would funnel that money back into s...
by Cadence
02 Dec 2019, 06:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 56
Views: 3883

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

I wish they would get rid of the practice of assigning talks on general authority talks. It is not helping the perception of leader worship when we act like only they have something to say. The practice i think was born out of the need they felt to control the message and limit any craziness. Hence ...
by Cadence
17 Nov 2019, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement and how bishops report it
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Tithing Settlement and how bishops report it

Tithing settlement i gave up long ago. Not a healthy thing to be put on the spot like that.

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by Cadence
19 Oct 2019, 06:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature Of Families in Heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: The Nature Of Families in Heaven

I wish we'd take President Oaks' talk a few steps further, we don't know a lot about the afterlife, we hope that our theology provides we will be with our loved ones there. I wish we'd focus on the here and now; to me, spending all the time and energy approving, cancelling and working through seali...
by Cadence
19 Oct 2019, 06:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?
Replies: 40
Views: 1585

Re: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?

The church would be better off it it stopped wadding into crocodile infested waters. This issue is a no win for them yet, they keep stirring the pot.
by Cadence
16 Oct 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature Of Families in Heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 538

The Nature Of Families in Heaven

I find it somewhat hypocritical that the leaders preach eternal families, yet in reality the doctrine teaches very few families will make it intact to the CK. Most every family has some members that can not tow the line, hence they will be excluded from the plan of exaltation. There will be huge gap...
by Cadence
16 Oct 2019, 06:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a Church "successful"? Is the LDS Church successful?
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: What makes a Church "successful"? Is the LDS Church successful?

Since all churches are the constructs of humans you should probably judge success by the standards men set. Financial stability, influence, brand awareness, etc. On those metrics I think the church is quite successful.


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