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by SamBee
03 Jan 2020, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3047

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

My big annoyance is that they got rid of paid janitors and even our church psychologist here, both of whom did a lot of good. (I saw that shrink - he was the best I've ever come across.)... And did so due to supposed budget cuts. And it's not as if the money isn't there.
by SamBee
03 Jan 2020, 16:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Jesus Wasn't Born in a Stable: An Excellent Article

I've read this and to be honest it doesn't do much for me. The linguistic aspect is interesting, but it doesn't change my view of the nativity.
by SamBee
10 Dec 2019, 04:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People with depression are more likely to say certain things
Replies: 2
Views: 224

People with depression are more likely to say certain things

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact o...
by SamBee
10 Dec 2019, 03:08
Forum: Introductions
Topic: oh no!
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: oh no!

I've had that problem too. As the other two said - clipboard - or wordpad if you have a longer piece.
by SamBee
09 Dec 2019, 04:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Conversation the other day...
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Interesting Conversation the other day...

You've got to ask whether they are just saying that or whether they would do it. There is a horrible story about my father. My grandfather took him to the beach, put him in the water and said, don't come back until you can swim. He learned to swim. But if he started to drown, I suspect my grandfathe...
by SamBee
07 Dec 2019, 17:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary

I have done this before. I even quoted a Jewish idea in a talk. As always discretion is advised. Non -LDS sources are not infallible or even helpful in some circumstances. 2 - What the heck am I going to do next year when we study the BOM? :roll: There are some good books on the BoM, but here are a ...
by SamBee
07 Dec 2019, 17:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which excuse is usually more valid?
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Which excuse is usually more valid?

It is no great secret many of our temple patrons are very elderly, which carries a large risk. Most problems seem.to be age related. However, I did raise this question with a friend who is a temple worker. He says if there was a serious fire, or even an attack, emergency services would be let in. He...
by SamBee
05 Dec 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church is true blog
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Todays church is true blog

Link please.
by SamBee
05 Dec 2019, 16:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Mormon.org?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: What happened to Mormon.org?

Well, the "I'm a Mormon" campaign ran mostly under Monson. I feel sad that a lot of those profiles seem to have been deleted. They gave the church a human face, rather than a corporate one.

Yes, I know there was White Baby Challenge woman and one or two other ones, but overall I liked the concept.
by SamBee
04 Dec 2019, 19:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biblical Christian ?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Biblical Christian ?

I don't necessarily see Biblical Christians as fundamentalists, but those who try and back their beliefs from the Bible, as true Protestants do, not from tradition like Anglicans, RCs and the Orthodox church, or from whatever the current fashion is like the Quakers and Unitarians. I would not put th...