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by Unsure Footing
21 Aug 2012, 11:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing a deal on Tithing...
Replies: 21
Views: 951

Re: Doing a deal on Tithing...

I struggle with tithing along with everything else...I live it...but I wrestle with it as well. For now I tend to believe that tithing should be paid on income in excess to what is "needful". Determining was is needful is the hard part. My wife disagrees and feels we should tithe close to gross - so...
by Unsure Footing
22 Jun 2011, 21:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting situation in Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: An interesting situation in Scotland

Except in this example the cry for tolerance was directed primarily at taking something away from someone else -
by Unsure Footing
21 Jun 2011, 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting situation in Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: An interesting situation in Scotland

In my experience activists for "tolerance" are some of the most "intolerant" people I have ever met. They don't want mutual respect and understanding, rather, they believe their paradigm is the only correct one and they want everyone to see the world the way they do - I am frequently amazed at their...
by Unsure Footing
24 Apr 2011, 15:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Sexual Sin (a Comprehensive Category) is NOT Next to Murder
Replies: 28
Views: 2784

Re: Sexual Sin (a Comprehensive Category) is NOT Next to Mur

The interpretation of these scriptures was also question by the fairly well known apologist Michael Ash in a Sunstone article back in 2006. The side-bar in that article about "information inoculation" is also a good read. Here is the article: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/a...
by Unsure Footing
11 Mar 2011, 13:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Near-death Bishop's Counsel
Replies: 23
Views: 2476

Re: Near-death Bishop's Counsel

I have been atheist-agnostic about miraculous healing for quite some time - I just have no personal experience with it. In my opinion the primary and perhaps only way that God intervenes in the world is through the dispersal of knowledge which can then be acted on by us, but I am much more skeptical...
by Unsure Footing
23 Feb 2011, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS Prayer Cadance
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: LDS Prayer Cadance

I think the cadence in and of itself could be important as it automatically can put our minds into a state of prayer-fullness. All ritual and meditation seems to have some element of this as it puts our mind and thoughts into a certain state. Although I agree "shaking" things up might be useful on s...
by Unsure Footing
21 Feb 2011, 11:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: World Wide Training: CHI is Doctrine
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: World Wide Training: CHI is Doctrine

If I were a Bishop in that situation I would probably revert to the last question on the Temple Recommend interview in deciding whether the person should perform the ordinance. "Do YOU feel worthy?" Still results in the same problems that Ray has mentioned, but I think it helps take the Bishop out o...
by Unsure Footing
21 Feb 2011, 11:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The boy drank coffee yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 1583

Re: The boy drank coffee yesterday

I had a recent hotel experience with Coffee myself. I was out of town for an important meeting where I had to present some of my research to our funding board, and had just purchased a brand new white shirt for the occasion. I got it out to iron it and put some water in the hotel room iron so the st...
by Unsure Footing
21 Feb 2011, 11:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Lost my temper at church today
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Lost my temper at church today

Sorry brother, I empathize with you. Both because I agree with your position, and because I know how it feels to regret how you responded. In my own experience in trying to deal with these situations (although I usually leave or keep my mouth shut when I know I will lose it) - I have found that offe...
by Unsure Footing
18 Feb 2011, 14:03
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Book of Mammon
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: The Book of Mammon

I have been doing most of my actual bible study online these days using a website that allows you to go verse by verse with parallel translations along with several sources of commentary below the verses. http://www.bible.cc Found some interesting insights when studying baptism a couple months back ...