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by DevilsAdvocate
09 Oct 2018, 20:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: PR Misdirection

One area that continues to frustrate me is the reasons given for policy changes in the church almost always feel like a snow job or shell game...From the discontinuation of Janitors, the discontinuation of non-geographical student wards, the age change for missionaries, the POX, to the corrected na...
by DevilsAdvocate
04 Oct 2018, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 2256

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

[Also...just as an admin note...for the etiquette on the board...should there be changes we like or don't like, or not enough changes...let's keep comments constructive to our thoughts and how we process them, and not personal attacks to President Nelson directly, lest we lose a level of respect ev...
by DevilsAdvocate
02 Oct 2018, 07:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 2256

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

So this post isn't just me complaining, here's another rumor that I'll start. Relaxing WoW requirements. I got to thinking (dangerous), during the mission years I taught a lot of people that would have been baptized if not for a coffee or smoking habit. I wonder whether the church would relax WoW r...
by DevilsAdvocate
02 Oct 2018, 07:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 2256

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

It actually wouldn't surprise me if Nelson rolled out some new policy changes and/or "revelations" that would be especially hard for many Church members to accept. Just look at what he has already done so far. This is the same guy that publicly doubled down on the November policy, abandoned scouts,...
by DevilsAdvocate
01 Oct 2018, 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 2256

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

8) An extension to #7. Many will apostatize because of what will be said , they will be hitting the theme of follow the prophet, choose you this day whom ye will serve, because whatever is said will test you. Aside from hitting the theme of follow the prophet real hard (it is general conference aft...
by DevilsAdvocate
13 Sep 2018, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 1102

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I guess I take more of a stoic view than an idealistic approach in this case so I have a hard time feeling very angry about something like this when there is nothing that can be done to change what already happened so long ago. Personally I think Joseph Smith had narcissistic personality disorder or...
by DevilsAdvocate
25 Aug 2018, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

Actually I know someone who got sent to ARP for too many romance novels Well I know plenty of temple "worthy" LDS women here in Utah that read romance novels without apparently feeling much, if any, guilt or shame about it. And why would they worry too much about it if no one has ever told them oth...
by DevilsAdvocate
25 Aug 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

The Church operates on prophetic inspiration. Because of this, it's very difficult for the leadership to admit when things aren't working and make adjustments. Reduction and rehabilitation should be the goal, and I agree that current Church practice is less effective than it should be...In all fair...
by DevilsAdvocate
25 Aug 2018, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

I'll be vulnerable here.. Porn can also be very helpful...No one mentioned this at church. I have come to view porn as almost everything else: Too much is bad. For many years it has been almost impossible for me and my wife to have sex because she is suffering from anxiety and general shame about s...
by DevilsAdvocate
23 Aug 2018, 20:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

I think we have framed the pornography discussion in a way that creates a lot of disappointment for everyone in the church. ..I would propose some healthier approaches would be: 1. Let's all acknowledge that people (mostly men) are naturally interested in pornography, this doesn't make them pervert...