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by Roy
15 Oct 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

I agree with the stretchyness of the word mandatory. We in the church seem to understand that it is a commandment to take the sacrament often. This interpretation comes from the BoM and the D&C. It is not clear from the bible itself that Jesus was instituting an ordinance at all in the last supper. ...
by Roy
15 Oct 2018, 09:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: PR Misdirection

I like to apply just about everything through the lens of biological evolution. The species that survive, are the ones with the traits most fit for survival. That doesn't mean the traits are "good" or "moral" or that the creatures have an accurate view of reality. All traits that cause a species to...
by Roy
15 Oct 2018, 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 281

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. My current theory is that the church was having a problem of being the biggest organizat...
by Roy
12 Oct 2018, 16:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 131
Views: 4030

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

The Jehovah's Witnesses take very seriously the idea that omitting the name of deity is both offensive to God and limits of the saving power of the gospel.
by Roy
12 Oct 2018, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 382

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

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commenta ... on-go-see/

Wow! This article makes great points about the movie being very pro-women.
by Roy
12 Oct 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1083

Re: Two Hour Church

Stated earlier. I've known some leaders, local and otherwise, that felt the need to stamp out social aspects of the church. You don't come to church to socialize, you come to church to save and be saved! But we missed that little detail where we save and are saved via our social interactions. But w...
by Roy
12 Oct 2018, 08:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 382

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

I have been ruminating on this over night. It might be a smart marketing strategy. 1) the church makes a charitable donation that produces good works. 2) the church encourages people to see a movie that helps support (at least tangentially) church goals. 3) Rather than just do a one time donation, t...
by Roy
11 Oct 2018, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 382

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

Good question. Is the church trying to increase ticket sales? People may feel like they are treating the family to a movie and donating to charity at the same time.

Why would the church care about ticket sales?
by Roy
10 Oct 2018, 14:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Secular Knowledge

Reuben wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 11:51
The progressive believer would draw a lot of overlapping circles. A nerdy one might color-code the resulting regions by application area.
I like it!
by Roy
10 Oct 2018, 08:25
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: I May Throw Up...

I am not sure exactly the context of how it was said but DW reported that President Oaks listed people getting married later as if it was a bad thing. This was concerning to her because we know of a number of couples that got married young and it did not quite end well. DW and I married at the ripe ...