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by Roy
16 Aug 2017, 09:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

What is a miracle? Is something that is improbable but not impossible (like getting heads 10 times in a row on a coin toss) a miracle? A child in the ward suffers a serious injury or disease. Doctors don't think she'll live. But priesthood blessings, hundreds of prayers and a ward fast later, she f...
by Roy
16 Aug 2017, 09:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

an ideology informs your actions. White supremacy is bad because it affects one's character and the way its advocates treat people This is important. It is easy to condemn violence. What about more subtle forms of racism. Telling a racist joke, or perhaps not letting your children play with (or dat...
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 15:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: LDS Church Responds to Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

I'm a fanboy of Jana Reiss. I love her perspective on things. Jana says that the following project is organized by LDS scholars organizing to help move the church membership away from racist ideas. http://shouldertothewheel.org/ On June 8, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended...
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 15:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 1978
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: 1978

http://shouldertothewheel.org/ On June 8, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended the restriction of Black Mormons from priesthood ordination and temple ordinances. June 8, 2018 will mark the fortieth anniversary of this date. As we look forward to and prepare for this milestone,...
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 14:04
Forum: Support
Topic: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!

Thanks Ray. As a friend and as someone with significant experience in this area, I value your input.
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 13:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Help with Sacrament Talk
Replies: 19
Views: 297

Re: Help with Sacrament Talk

So happy to hear it went well.
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 11:44
Forum: Support
Topic: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!

Just to give you another option, California Coast University is a pretty cheap (for profit) option for correspondence education. Pros: Correspondence means that you pretty much work at your own pace and free time (no classes or meetings). You must complete at least two classes per year to stay enrol...
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 11:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

A catalyst for my faith crisis was that I expected the intervention of God to protect my family. When we lost our infant daughter my mental structures were rocked to the core. I give that for context on where I am coming from. What is a miracle? Is something that is improbable but not impossible (li...
by Roy
15 Aug 2017, 10:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Equal Access to Blessings of Priesthood
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: Equal Access to Blessings of Priesthood

DC, Thank you for explaining your viewpoint so clearly. Parsing through all this, I think my main frustration is how early and often priesthood offices are ingrained into the identity of men in the church, and consequently how they aren't for women. During the OW movement I had several conversations...
by Roy
14 Aug 2017, 11:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 1978
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: 1978