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by SamBee
20 Aug 2017, 00:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

The celebrities are the best example of this phenomenon.
by SamBee
18 Aug 2017, 12:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The *other* 1978 Declaration
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: The *other* 1978 Declaration

Ray DeGraw wrote:
18 Aug 2017, 11:49
Wonderful quote, Sam. Thanks for sharing it.

Someone please copy this and paste it into our quotes thread. I am on a device that doesn't allow me to do it.
It's already on there. But it needs more airing. Not only is the quote anti-racist, it is anti-sectarian!
by SamBee
18 Aug 2017, 06:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The *other* 1978 Declaration
Replies: 6
Views: 130

The *other* 1978 Declaration

I have a question' What is the relationship of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the non-Christian religions of the world? R. Lanier Britsch, vice-president for academics, Brigham Young University—Hawaii Campus. In 1975, I received a letter from a young man who was investigating th...
by SamBee
18 Aug 2017, 06:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Abusing the Priesthood
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Abusing the Priesthood

I couldn't possibly comment on that aspect of abusing one's priesthood! :lol:
by SamBee
18 Aug 2017, 05:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

I think the church has responded to this better than usual. They should have perhaps been more conscious of the wording of the first statement, but they swiftly responded to deal with any misinterpretation, which I respect. Contrast this with the LGBT business which was a botched operation from star...
by SamBee
17 Aug 2017, 14:46
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Cheap Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: BYU and Cheap Tuition

Ray hit the nail on the head. Unlike other conservative religions, which is a contrast to our credit, we really do value higher education for our people. Even for women, whether the church has realistic expectations for what you can do with a degree you've never used or not. There are aspects of BY...
by SamBee
17 Aug 2017, 14:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Abusing the Priesthood
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Abusing the Priesthood

Here are some ways it gets abused: 1. If you're the male in your home and therefore the patriarch, you make decisions without listening to others and force your will on them because you're the alpha male. 2. You appeal to your position to get people to do things "I'm the HPGL so it's my call that y...
by SamBee
17 Aug 2017, 14:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Abusing the Priesthood
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Abusing the Priesthood

Give blessings for money? Catholic Church Use it to gain beautiful women or sex through it? Joseph Smith Use the powers to win the lottery? Brigham Young Yep the RCs do that but they didn't have the priesthood at least according to us. JS AFAIK used his authority but not any magical power (except t...
by SamBee
17 Aug 2017, 02:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Abusing the Priesthood
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Abusing the Priesthood

I often hear people talking about misusing the priesthood authority... what is meant by this? I usually think of it as a hierarchal thing where someone uses position to dominate others or to make money. But you don't need priesthood for that. What about the supernatural stuff? Here is what I find od...
by SamBee
17 Aug 2017, 02:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: Swearing

Bloody is often edited out of the Queen's English because it refers to the blood of Christ. Americans seem to think it's common and acceptable in the Empire. There is some argument about that. Some people say ut is a corruption of By Our Lady or By My Lady, i.e. the pre-Reformation Virgin Mary. It ...