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by Cadence
14 Aug 2019, 12:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suffering?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Suffering?

In my more traditional Mormon days I use to by big time into the concept of suffering four your own good. Use to love to read section 121. All that business about not suffering like Job. How it is all for your good, and you are going to come out on top in the end. Now that I am much older and have s...
by Cadence
13 Aug 2019, 17:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questioning the Scriptures
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Questioning the Scriptures

I have often said scripture especially in the church is very cherry picked. If you take the Bible maybe 3% is used. Mostly just those that fit the narrative. It’s a little better with the BofM but not much If you take a bible and just randomly open it and read a page more than likely it will not mak...
by Cadence
13 Aug 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

All seems a little complex to me. I tend to think there is a lot of human thought and behaviors that modeled this plan.

I hope God is less legalistic and more welcoming.


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by Cadence
12 Aug 2019, 17:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

I predict garments will be eliminated from everyday wear within 10 years. It will all be a moot point then.


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by Cadence
08 Aug 2019, 17:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put the Fun in Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Put the Fun in Mormon

I can recall a number of major activities we did in my youth. Things that would never happen today. It was so much fun in those days. Probably because we were not obsessed with keeping everything on a spiritual level. We might have said a blessing on the hot dogs roasting on the fire but that was ab...
by Cadence
08 Aug 2019, 17:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Universe
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: The Big Universe

LDS theology has the capability of handling that issue quite well by talking about organizing specific eternal matter in specific locations, not "creating everything" - especially from nothing. Sort of my point. How can any god or multiple gods organize that that much matter? Let alone control it a...
by Cadence
07 Aug 2019, 12:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Universe
Replies: 7
Views: 206

The Big Universe

The universe is big really big. So big your human mind can not conceptualize it. Go back 200 years and the universe as we knew it was small. By comparison very small So it seems to me we are operating in a religion created in a small universe. We have a god who controls a 200 year old universe. I fi...
by Cadence
06 Aug 2019, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put the Fun in Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Put the Fun in Mormon

Lots of talk how the church has become boring and tedious. It certainly is not the church of my youth in the 70s Considering there is church monitoring of this site let’s give them some suggestions to make church more enjoyable. To me church should be a place you want to go not a place you have to g...
by Cadence
06 Aug 2019, 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

I think in some ways the church made me a better person, but I can not think of a way I made the church better


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by Cadence
06 Aug 2019, 11:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coddling of the American Mind
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Caudeling of the American Mind

It’s not popular in today’s culture but I am a believer in boot straps. Life to a great degree is what you make it.

Some need help. Some need lots of help. Many don’t need nearly as much help as they ask for.


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