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by SamBee
11 Nov 2019, 06:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth and Fan Fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Youth and Fan Fiction

In a lot of these stories, people just hook up or "initiate" intimacy without much trouble at all. Romance or even just sex requires a bit of work.
by SamBee
11 Nov 2019, 06:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2854

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

I have mixed feelings about sticking to the basics, here's why: * They are great for people new to the church and allow a focus. * If we stick to the same handful of topics (or at least a smaller number), we risk becoming even more repetitive. Yes, I think it's good to focus on the Savior, but get s...
by SamBee
08 Nov 2019, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?

This is ultra-American. You'd never see this around here. We do have ads for people involved in accidents, but the litigation culture isn't so prevalent. I'm not a fan of ambulance chasers to be honest, they do more harm than good. If the abuse happened forty plus years ago, most of those involved w...
by SamBee
08 Nov 2019, 16:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2854

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

I tend to decide pretty early if I'm going to listen to a speaker or not, and it's very dependent on what they say and how they present themselves in the first minute or two. Honestly if the first line is something like "The bishop caught me in the hall last week even though I was trying to hide fr...
by SamBee
08 Nov 2019, 16:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island

Easter Islanders are Polynesians and as such they presumably would have the usual origin myths. Hawaii and Savaii (in Samoa) take their name from the ancestral homeland of the Polynesians Hawaiki. Some people think it is cognate with Java and the Polynesians do appear to have come from that region. ...
by SamBee
08 Nov 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island

There was a mass European crisis of faith associated with the black plague as well. People figured out that prayers and blessings weren't doing anything to save their family members, and some figured out that it was mostly the Christians dying while the Jews were less affected (not recognizing that...
by SamBee
30 Oct 2019, 02:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 48
Views: 2854

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

When there is "extra" time, Bishops can do just about anything they choose to fill the time, including ending the meeting early. I've never witnessed that happen, at least not more than a minute or two early. Do you think the old saying is true: you get out of it what you put into it. If it is my k...
by SamBee
28 Oct 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standing when a woman enters a room
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Standing when a woman enters a room

Yes, and while people are off complaining over the use of pronouns, the gig economy has taken over and younger people of any gender can't get proper regular paid work most of the time. We may be looking in the wrong places for who exploits who. Politicians lead by example. Many of their employees ar...
by SamBee
25 Oct 2019, 06:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?
Replies: 37
Views: 1011

Re: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?

Cadence wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 06:44
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.
Yes this!

It's like that person you invite over for dinner, whose apologies make an argument worse.
by SamBee
25 Oct 2019, 06:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?
Replies: 37
Views: 1011

Re: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?

I have to say I'm very confused by their stance. They contradict themselves so much on it.

I'd like to think it doesn't still go on. By all accounts, it's pretty brutal.