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by SilentDawning
15 Oct 2018, 09:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: PR Misdirection

Full disclosure: My theory is based upon my speculation. It makes sense to my mind. However, I do acknowledge that if an individual searches for practical motivations behind any "revelation" 1) they will likely be found and 2) the existence of practical benefits does not prove anything one way or t...
by SilentDawning
15 Oct 2018, 08:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

If I understand you right: The value of accumulating luxuries, is in realizing that luxuries have no inherent value. That's an interesting insight. I'd like to extend it a little further: The value of making mistakes, is realizing they are mistakes . ... and therefore we shouldn't look down on ours...
by SilentDawning
15 Oct 2018, 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: PR Misdirection

I tend to agree on the name change. All the other items Roy mentioned seem to have an underlying practical reason that serves the naked temporal interests of the church. But the name change...that is different. In modern times, we have the internet with URL's that need to be easily accessible. www.t...
by SilentDawning
14 Oct 2018, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

SamBee wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 13:36
Money makes you comfortable not happy. That's the distinction many people can't make.
And I think that principle is easy to internalize when you have money to to make you comfortable -- and then learn you're no happier than when you were poor.
by SilentDawning
14 Oct 2018, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: The Church to match box office sales ...

I don't have a problem with this at all. It's a highly visible way of helping others, while also furthering the interests of the church at the same time. My only concern is whether the story portrayed in the movie is faithful to what actually happened, as we all have heard the term "whitewashing".
by SilentDawning
14 Oct 2018, 11:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 7
Views: 134

The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

I want to comment on frugality and accumulating luxuries, a spinoff from another thread. While I think it would better to just be frugal and give to the poor, accumulating luxuries does serve a purpose. And hear me out before you reject this. For a while there, I used my earnings from a hobby to buy...
by SilentDawning
14 Oct 2018, 11:00
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 28
Views: 542

Re: I May Throw Up...

I don't get the point of the social media fast.
by SilentDawning
09 Oct 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: PR Misdirection

Again and again I feel like the church does not trust its membership to explain the non-spiritual reasons . Perhaps the church is just hyper vigilant of critics and wishes to obscure the non-spiritual reasons for changes in order to act as a buffer (after all, people can find fault with your logica...
by SilentDawning
08 Oct 2018, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small foot movie and faith crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Small foot movie and faith crisis

Cool! Now I have to watch it, along with Sherlock and Watson
by SilentDawning
08 Oct 2018, 05:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: Those that leave the church.

I also reject the idea that "Satan got them". In my own journey, the textbook church path was a path to misery for me in so many ways. At one point, the misery factor outstripped the happiness factor, and so, I made adjustments. Now I am happier than I ever was when it comes to my life in general. A...