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by SamBee
16 Aug 2018, 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Exactly, they can't control other people and at least it's not an offensive nickname like say, Papists or Holy Roller.
by SamBee
16 Aug 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

That being said I understand the desire to not be called Mormons, especially in contrast to polygamists. I had an argument with my very orthodox brother in law one time when I explained that the term "Mormons" is non-technical and a fairly general term for anyone who believes in the Book of Mormon,...
by SamBee
16 Aug 2018, 16:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Church of Jesus Christ is too generic. There are a dozen organizations with names like that.

Isn't the church website lds.org? Or mormon.org? I don't think either are offensive.
by SamBee
11 Aug 2018, 17:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Kirby and missions

Sounds very like the old English aristocratic families - oldest son got the estate, next went into the military and next into the Anglican clergy traditionally.
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 18:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YW and free babysitting
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: YW and free babysitting

I'm afraid to say there is a very basic reason for this. In the current climate, many people are uncomfortable leaving their children with males. There is a lot of prejudice against men even working in kindergartens. It saddens me greatly. I actually quite like children, but will go nowhere near mos...
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 16:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past

On Catholic television (there are a couple different ones) you can watch mass. And there are many Youtube videos of masses. You don't have to go to a Catholic church to see one. I've been to a few. Traditional, tridentine, happy clappy... I gather pre-Vatican II the priest stood with his back to th...
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 14:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil

Spain discovered the Americas at a bad time. They were coming out of the Inquisition, and they exported that and it entrenched itself in their colonies after it had died out in Spain itself.
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 13:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past

I know a Protestant who took the host not once but twice at the same event! He got funny looks from the priest when he said "thank you" as well.

Personally I'm not keen on how they present the mass. The way they place it on your tongue and you share a cup... nah.
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 13:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

The idea that left-handedness is evil goes back a long way - probably to prehistoric times. Very old and before anything meaningfully Christian In Islamic cultures, the reason is more prosaic... the left hand is used to wipe the bottom so you eat with the right. There are even hadith about it, and a...
by SamBee
10 Aug 2018, 12:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

Supposedly Neanderthals were left handed as are bears, this may have some significance for why left-handedness is treated as gauche or sinister.