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by SilentDawning
23 Jul 2019, 05:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Potential predator in primary
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Potential predator in primary

My antenna went all the way up while reading your post. 1) Talk about it directly with the Bishop. It might or might not be what you suspect, but the mere possibility requires direct talk with the local leader. 2) Check the sex offender registry in your state. There is no guarantee he has been conv...
by SilentDawning
23 Jul 2019, 05:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Churches Work
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Why Churches Work

hawkgrrrl wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 16:31
Personally, though, I really do struggle with the sacrifices that I don't see as divine. I feel like a shrug sometimes at church. I just can't get too jazzed about a lot of it.
The sacrifices have no meaning without faith. Once faith depletes, for me, it's about taking the easy road.
by SilentDawning
22 Jul 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: missions and the 10000 hour theory
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: missions and the 10000 hour theory

Interesting idea, but the anticipated results would have to exceed the results in new membership we currently gain from full-time missions. I personally see your analysis as something for individuals to consider. Do I want to spend 10,000 hours pursuing an admittedly sales-oriented position in which...
by SilentDawning
21 Jul 2019, 09:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If it's true and essential, then why is not widely known?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: If it's true and essential, then why is not widely known?

I also want to add -- the quote below, taken from another thread, sort of answers why I think God might have told me to join when the church may not be all it purports to be: A man asked Jesus "do all roads lead to you?" Jesus responds,”most roads don’t lead anywhere, but I will travel any road to f...
by SilentDawning
21 Jul 2019, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If it's true and essential, then why is not widely known?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: If it's true and essential, then why is not widely known?

For me personally, since I don't think prayer answers are legit, I think those feelings are from us, and we know more about what we need than we think we do. I think sometimes in life we feel a connection to something and are driven to be a part of it. Whether it's because it makes sense to us and ...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2019, 15:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Worthiness ?

You read about having to be pure to receive revelation etcetera. But I'll be frank, I've pushed limits and still given spirit-filled blessings. I remember one missionary to whom I was junior on my mission. He'd be looking at girls, making comments about their bodies, and all kinds of almost mean com...
by SilentDawning
17 Jul 2019, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Time to Pivot

I think Jana Reiss is spot on, I would like to see a shift away from truth and authority claims in our missionary efforts. The problem is, if it wasn't "true" I wouldn't have gone at all during my active years. I wouldn't have paid tithing, I would have not done a lot of things. In retrospect, I've...
by SilentDawning
08 Jul 2019, 04:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

Speaking personally, I think the distinction between a fallen prophet and a prophet who made a mistake is blurry. I think history has shown that Brigham Young made a lot of mistakes. The priesthood ban, blood atonement and other statements. Even bad policy can be lain at the feet of the current prop...
by SilentDawning
07 Jul 2019, 12:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

What is a prophet? Who qualifies? Once an individual meets the prophet requirements - how do they fall? What does it mean to fall? If a prophet were to fall and no longer be a prophet, would he or she know it? On a more personal note, if my priesthood power were no longer valid (due to some combina...
by SilentDawning
07 Jul 2019, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ca$h Money
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Ca$h Money

DJ's post reminds me of a birthday card I once saw....the cover said "Blessed are they who expect nothing on their birthday" Then when you open the card it says "For they shall not be disappointed". It has double meaning. One one hand, that expecting nothing prevents disappointment because there are...