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by SamBee
11 Dec 2018, 18:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

There is a direct line from Luther to Smith for sure. Luther was not the first to question how the church was run, but he was the first in western Europe to start a lasting reform movement. Without Luther, there would not be the multitude of churches that Smith was influenced by and reacted to. Nor ...
by SamBee
11 Dec 2018, 17:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 19
Views: 258

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

Just two very generalized observations: 1) People don't like to treat people "badly" or "wrongly" - so, often, they err on the side of not treating people at all when they don't know how those people want to be treated. 2) People usually treat people the way those people treat them. Smiling people ...
by SamBee
11 Dec 2018, 17:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was almost a school shooter
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: I was almost a school shooter

This was so good, thank you for sharing it. This is one of the reasons I had such a hard time with the idea of worthiness interviews. "Love the ones you feel deserve it the least because they need it the most" I love this. Thank you! There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from this. Nothing can ju...
by SamBee
11 Dec 2018, 17:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)

LDS_Scoutmaster wrote:
10 Dec 2018, 18:24
SamBee wrote:
09 Dec 2018, 16:52
(There are even bits of Yiddish in this one - "And, ofen ort (immediately), having had daas")
I admit being a goyim having the (translation) after the word was helpful.
I can get some of it from my German. Although occasionally Yiddish diverges completely from German.
by SamBee
10 Dec 2018, 06:29
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

I've found Buddhism is a lot simplier belief system than any other religion As presented to the west in its watered down form, but in reality many forms of Buddhism are far more complex than the LDS. What many westerners think of as Buddhism - being nice and meditating occasionally - isn't quite Bu...
by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 17:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: He totally changed sacrament meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

Although I've been given conference talks as the subject to speak on, I never used it as they said in the article, just reading it or making it any different than how the new bishop suggested speakers approach talks. I always took the idea from conference talks, and then ran with it on my own with ...
by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 17:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I really feel the whole priesthood thing is overegged in our church. I think God does everything anyway and not man. I also believe women have the priesthood just that our church won't admit it. In the Gospels, Jesus is told that someone - not a disciple - is going around using his name to cast out ...
by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 17:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 19
Views: 258

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

Oh, one more thought....maybe as others said above...being inactive isn't such a bad thing. So...it may be ok to be treated as such. Thanks. There are some very different types of inactivity though, right? The four basic forms might be: * Inactive due to sickness or work pressures etc. * Inactive a...
by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 17:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

This is a good book, I read it some years ago. I second the recommendation. (Although some Zen Buddhism is very much religion from personal experience.) Since you asked for stuff along the same vein: * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics by RH Blyth. This book was an influence on the Bea...
by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 16:52
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)

Interesting. Taking any texts and changing a few words to a familiar language can make an interesting paradigm shift. I once read the trucker's Bible and the translation for "...and he said unto Peter" was translated to "Yo Pete". Yes, I've seen something like that. Sometimes the writers get the sp...