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by DevilsAdvocate
02 Nov 2019, 09:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Progeny Contest
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: The Great Progeny Contest

Maybe it's just me, and maybe it's not even an LDS thing, though I suspect it is. My husband and I have two grown children (ages 39 and 37). Both are divorced and living with significant others. Neither of them has any children. I actually didn't want a large family myself, although I would have be...
by DevilsAdvocate
12 Oct 2019, 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR Questions Change-up
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: TR Questions Change-up

As similar as these new questions sound on the surface, I think some of them are significantly different in terms of emphasis and the overall experience they will create for many active members. Here are my initial thoughts on some of these changes. Do you wear the garment both night and day as inst...
by DevilsAdvocate
29 Dec 2018, 11:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we really that different?
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: Are we really that different?

After a conversation behind the scenes, I am adding an Admin Note. [Admin Note]: Devil's Advocate intentionally misquoted the original comment he excerpted to create his post. He intentionally deleted ONLY one part of one sentence - the sentence that would have shown his conclusion was not close to...
by DevilsAdvocate
23 Dec 2018, 16:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we really that different?
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: Are we really that different?

Not sure. I don't mean this in an antagonistic way (I agree with the vast majority of the posts you write here, DA), but I guess I don't completely understand what kind of difference you are talking about. Do you mean fundamental personality? You seem to imply that above. If you are referring to pe...
by DevilsAdvocate
22 Dec 2018, 13:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we really that different?
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: Are we really that different?

I think the trigger in not believing involves allow yourself to entertain initial thoughts that the church might not be true. Or, in my case, deciding that I no longer wanted to be as much a part of the experience as I did previously. There wasn't any rejection of the truth claims at that point -- ...
by DevilsAdvocate
22 Dec 2018, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we really that different?
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Are we really that different?

I don't want to derail the other thread because this is a completely separate topic but I wanted to respond to the following post and some other comments along these lines. Satisfied people want change they can understand and that doesn't shock or anger them. When that sort of change happens, satisf...
by DevilsAdvocate
16 Dec 2018, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 2781

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

We're just going to have to agree to disagree on this one DA. I seriously doubt any mass exodus or increase in faith crises over these things. People who have shelves are gonna have shelves and people whose shelves are gonna fall will fall. I never said or intentionally implied that there would be ...
by DevilsAdvocate
15 Dec 2018, 16:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 2781

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

"If I was a TBM, I wouldn't think or react like a TBM." DId I get it right this time? :lol: :thumbup: :twisted: No, and to be honest I don't see what is so funny about it; I think this comes across as flippant. I get that I am obviously not a TBM now but that doesn't mean that I don't remember what...
by DevilsAdvocate
15 Dec 2018, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 2781

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

Idon't know DA. My TBM friends and associates (as well as those I try to avoid) seem to mostly be on board with everything that's happening, maybe if only because of "follow the prophet." Sure, it seems like there will always be some TBMs like that that will typically follow the prophet no matter w...
by DevilsAdvocate
15 Dec 2018, 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 2781

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

"If I were still a TBM" you would be rejoicing at the outpouring of revelatory change. That kind of is the definition of term. Maybe for one or two changes if I happened to like those changes, but not one after another like this including some that seem rather petty and/or pointless. For example, I...