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by SamBee
09 Dec 2018, 17:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: He totally changed sacrament meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 196

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: 9
Views: 326

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: 16
Views: 182

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: 3
Views: 120

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: 4
Views: 117

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...
by SamBee
07 Dec 2018, 10:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was almost a school shooter
Replies: 2
Views: 79

I was almost a school shooter

https://youtu.be/azRl1dI-Cts
When someone treats you as a person when you don't feel like a human, it changes your entire world
by SamBee
07 Dec 2018, 09:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 16
Views: 182

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

I try to get to know a lot of the peripheral people in our ward. The main folk have each other and mix with each other, but I'm the guy who talks to the corridor walkers, the folk who only take sacrament, the terminally shy, the eccentrics and the occasional visitors... I do this partly because I've...
by SamBee
07 Dec 2018, 05:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 16
Views: 182

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

You're probably seen as being on the less active side. Don't worry, I wouldn't be that visible if I didn't have this calling and/or was on ward council as a result. I'm the guy that usually sits at the back. We are a very transient ward. Just think of it another way - it's positive that they went ou...
by SamBee
05 Dec 2018, 17:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcements - Less of?
Replies: 22
Views: 1321

Re: Announcements - Less of?

Sam Bee: I hear ya, but the horse is out of the barn. We already sold our souls for "free" internet access in this country. Time to lie down in the beds we've made. There's never been free internet. I'm not even American, so it's technically a foreign corporation spying on me, probably indulging in...
by SamBee
05 Dec 2018, 11:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: The Orthodox Jewish Bible (NT)

I am somewhat confused. What is an Orthodox Jewish New Testament? Is that like a Mormon Koran? It is a book written by and for Jewish Christians. For me, it's very interesting as it uses dynamic equivalence which helps bring out the links between Old and New Testament. The RCs used to call this heb...