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by SamBee
18 Oct 2018, 14:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Roy wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 14:09
3 words:

Two Hour Church!

:thumbup:
I'm easy about that one. My view is quality not quantity is paramount.

I know some people are delighted by the change.
by SamBee
18 Oct 2018, 14:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masonry and Metaphor
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Masonry and Metaphor

Throwing this out there, but at times Joseph Smith could be like modern musicians. They often take samples from various other artists and turn them into a new song. Sometimes these remixes end up better than the original. In the best case scenarios (let's forget about the worst.) Maybe we can think ...
by SamBee
18 Oct 2018, 13:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Credit Where Credit Is Due

The "no Mormon" thing bemuses me a bit but I can live with it. Christ-centered worship 100% though. But yes, I love the fact we are getting away from the ultra-correlated church of the 80s and 90s. We've also streamlined local leadership which makes life a lot easier. As the current presidency is ne...
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 17:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My visions and visitations
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: I dont have a temple recommend.

In order to goto the temple my church said I need to attend church every Sunday for a year. It's too hard, pretty much impossible. I'm not a crowd person. Going where there are tons of people gathered, is like information overload to my senses. I get extreme anxiety and need to leave for air. Atten...
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 16:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

I've always thought it would be interesting to accumulate wealth in the first part of your life & spend the last half giving it away to worthy causes or trying to solve problems in the world. Similar to the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. Better maybe to have one third struggling, one third thrivi...
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 16:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masonry and Metaphor
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Masonry and Metaphor

There are some decent British documentaries on this subject available online. I agree that the American ones tend to be full of trash. I have a good friend who is a Mason and he tells me a lot about what goes on in the lodges, and he's shown me his apron and regalia etc. He is not in good standing (...
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 16:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday Worship
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: New Sunday Worship

I get hundreds of emails every day. And the information only very occasionally goes on there. Sometimes tried and tested is best.

As for social media, most of that is just a form of m*sturbation and narcisssism. Very hard to keep track of anything on it.
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 03:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday Worship
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: New Sunday Worship

I had to look up what burlap was. Is it that stuff that gets put on wall panels? If so our local temple has some but none of the chapels round here.
by SamBee
17 Oct 2018, 03:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 290

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

Technically, in our theology salvation is a gift to all who are born, except the few Children of Perdition, for their premortal choice. Exaltation is different. Just sayin'. ;) Our religion makes a close approach to universalism, but then goes and undoes that a bit with exaltation and Degrees of Gl...
by SamBee
16 Oct 2018, 18:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 290

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

Many are a mixture, but some are very, very divergent on certain issues. You have some churches which marry off gays and have long before governments did, and then you have Westboro and others who think gays are the Devil's Spawn. Then you have the churches which cheerlead for the military or at lea...