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by SamBee
23 Mar 2019, 11:51
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I have heard some say that it would be good if the church allowed people to get married civilly, then within a few days get sealed - maybe even go to the temple for the first time after the marriage. It is just so much pressure in one day and that pressure can get the marriage off to a bad start. T...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 18:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

Leaving it at accepting that women already have the priesthood wouldn't move the needle very much. Woman: I'd like to have the priesthood. Man: You already have it. Woman: Can I be a bishop, ward clerk, apostle, etc.? Man: No. Woman: Can I baptize my child? Man: No. Woman: Of what use is having the...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 18:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Theology of Star Wars

nibbler wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 18:23
I think people assumed that Yoda was based on SWK because Yoda was 900 years old and looks like just about every other 900 year old out there.
Or even a nine day old, because as everyone knows, babies look a bit like some old people. Or Winston Churchill.
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 17:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Theology of Star Wars

Yoda is actually a bit of an ethnic stereotype. I see him as a kind of cliché eastern mystic, with colored skin and a funny accent. A bit racist, but there is a more than a touch of racism in the SW universe, at least in the originals and prequels. (The new films have gone off to the other extreme.)...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 17:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

There are spiritual messages in the franchise which when you unpack them are either ill thought out or dangerous. Lol, this is EXACTLY how I feel about both the BOM and Bible. Maybe even moreso. I knew someone would say that. I don't find most of the messages in the BoM dangerous, except perhaps lo...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 17:12
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I'm told, and I have no experience of this, that the wedding night is a bad time to have intimate relations for the first time. I think for many couples, it is a long day, they're tired, and full of food.
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 08:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Theology of Star Wars

As I've said elsewhere, I consider Star Wars to be totally commercial. Star Wars steals liberally. I don't have the space to discuss all its sources and it is pretty shameless about doing it. However, it does make a few stabs at being spiritual. So I thought I'd try and post something on what, if an...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

As I've said elsewhere there are two sides to this: * Granting women it (the usual view). * Accepting they already have it. Funnily enough the second view has some substantial evidence supporting it, which can be backed up from orthodox sources. The first view involves a transfer of power and the se...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 07:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

This has me puzzled because I do and don't want to look at it. I can't really imagine someone hefting this tome up to bed with them come wedding night, and reading it. It would be a passion killer. (And yet reading it pre-marriage is a no-no). The question for me is what is forbidden - adultery, for...
by SamBee
22 Mar 2019, 06:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

Not surprisingly, I disagree. There's the other thread about finding truth elsewhere (or everywhere). There is truth in Star Wars (and Dickens and Tolkien and Poe and Mozart and....). There are people here who would argue that this church and/or others are really about making money - and there's so...