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by Roy
23 Jan 2018, 18:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Time's Up
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: Time's Up

The church has hurt me. I feel like I have been fooled. Specifically, about 8 years ago I was called to a position three times before I accepted. You all know the ways leaders can compel, say you are needed, you have come up in our prayers and get you to believe this call is a direct line thru us f...
by Roy
23 Jan 2018, 16:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Advice is just that: advice
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Advice is just that: advice

One principle that I have learned here is that general authorities tend to share "general principles". That means that any advice that might be given probably applies pretty well to the group generally. If looked at with a bell curve the advice would tend to serve the "average". The farther you are ...
by Roy
23 Jan 2018, 16:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Petition to end private youth interviews?
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Petition to end private youth interviews?

It sickens me how many women say they were "violated" and when they go in to the bishop and hope to get help, they are accused of causing the issue, "what were you wearing" a whole "YOU were responsible for what happened." I could go on, but training bishops better is a big deal for me This gets ba...
by Roy
22 Jan 2018, 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

I feel like this is particularly a problem for single women, because in the same press conference when asked how the leadership would address the inequity inherent in the male dominated top level of leadership, the response was a lengthy explanation of how women contribute by bearing children who g...
by Roy
22 Jan 2018, 14:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Bargaining - FC 5 Stages of Grief
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Bargaining - FC 5 Stages of Grief

I remember reading "Believing Christ" early in my FC. It was amazing because it presented a much more Grace centered faith structure using predominantly BoM scriptures. It felt like I had just somehow overlooked the true core of the gospel. I had been immaturely focused on the law but now I was set ...
by Roy
22 Jan 2018, 14:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If the theme for the year is keeping the Sabbath day holy, what are we doing wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: If the theme for the year is keeping the Sabbath day holy, what are we doing wrong?

Looking back I can see these themes recurring. ETB wanted to flood the world with the BoM. There was the "Second Rescue" where selected stakes did the temple work for the people that died on the Mormon trail. GBH pushed temple work and bringing temples closer to the people. There was Lengthen our St...
by Roy
22 Jan 2018, 11:03
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Petition to end private youth interviews?
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Petition to end private youth interviews?

Interesting. I wonder if there could not be some sort of compromise - like the door being left open for youth interviews or having the session recorded "for quality assurance" or perhaps have a woman interview the female children. It would not surprise me if some sort of change happened, probably af...
by Roy
22 Jan 2018, 10:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: JS Bible translation
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: JS Bible translation

Very interesting. This is perhaps another confirmation that JS was willing to use and incorporate many available sources in his restoration work. I once had a JST from the 1960's and one from 2000's. The earlier one began with quotes from early church fathers like Origen of Alexandria on the errors ...
by Roy
18 Jan 2018, 12:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well

Well , im just curious about why some outsider from other Christian Faiths or even an Moslem or Jew and especially Non-Believing People would have then the desire to get baptised to Our Church when there especially mayn christian churches outside where they maybe will integrated better. People join...
by Roy
17 Jan 2018, 16:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

On Saturday I had a Spanish discussion with Jehovah's Witnesses who knocked on the door. I suppose I get defensive of the JW's around my Mormon acquaintances. I believe it is because we are keen to pick on their odd doctrines while ignoring (or proclaiming) our own. Yes, JW's have several points of...