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by Roy
12 Sep 2019, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teaching Achievement Days
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Teaching Achievement Days

That is wonderful Amy. I had been surprised by the "fluffiness" of activity days. I had assumed it to be more project or skill development based. Perhaps that is because I saw it as the female counterpart to cub scouts. As my wife became activity days leader, I learned differently. I also came to ap...
by Roy
11 Sep 2019, 11:28
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: How do I explain modesty?

Once again, this is not just an LDS issue. There was a female swimmer in Alaska that was DQ'ed (later overturned) because of a swim suit wedgie. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/09/11/victory-by-swimmer-disqualified-wedgie-is-reinstated-by-alaska-officials/ Also from the article: Last year...
by Roy
11 Sep 2019, 10:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Women and Priesthood

The whole argument seems to boil down to men and women being different and their differences compliment one another other. You could say that about any two people though, male or female. [snip] Does whether or not someone has the priesthood make a difference in that equation? If two male missionary...
by Roy
10 Sep 2019, 14:26
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Poetry Corner
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Poetry Corner

I love Carol Lynn Pearson's poem, "Pioneers." My people were Mormon pioneers. Is the blood still good? They stood in awe as truth Flew by like a dove And dropped a feather in the West. Where truth flies you follow If you are a pioneer. I have searched the skies And now and then Another feather has ...
by Roy
10 Sep 2019, 14:03
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Poetry Corner
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Poetry Corner

The last time I really, strongly felt the Spirit was a few weeks ago when reading a favorite poem of mine, "The Garden of Proserpine", by Algernon Charles Swinburne . From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives ...
by Roy
10 Sep 2019, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby is the best
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Kirby is the best

Another thought I had while reading through the documented instances of ecclesiastical abuse - Leadership roulette cuts both ways. We have a volunteer/lay clergy and that means largely untrained. Multiple times bishops or SP's were instructed to perform a worthiness interview. A number of times the ...
by Roy
10 Sep 2019, 08:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday Celebration
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Birthday Celebration

This bothered me too. should we celebrate the birthdays of the apostles or other general authorities? How about the bishop? Should we have an annual ward potluck to celebrate the bishop's birthday? (And this is coming from a guy that loves a good potluck!) It bothers me even more that I have LDS fri...
by Roy
10 Sep 2019, 08:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: True Pure Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ Relief Society Lesson
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: True Pure Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ Relief Society Lesson

When my kids were in primary we decided that they could come to class with us if they preferred. We figured that if our children would prefer to quietly read a book in a corner than to go to primary then that was a shortcoming of the primary program. (ultimately I feel that primary is not designed w...
by Roy
09 Sep 2019, 16:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby is the best
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Kirby is the best

Brother Kirby also includes a link to the Dialogue article that got Sister Fielding Anderson excommunicated: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V26N01_23.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1vvZGmAvNiIwkJRBkwHeEpwCUXcd-fEmAQHaB6myqualzqUuKpOBwcndc It is a chronology of "ecclesiastic...
by Roy
08 Sep 2019, 15:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could it be . . . Satan?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Could it be . . . Satan?

I assume that the view of Satan running the world and pulling the strings of the corrupt sectarian ministers had a purpose for a time when we were separating ourselves from the world both physically and spiritually. I believe that an "us against the world" mentality has usefulness in unifying a peop...