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by Roy
20 Aug 2018, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 59
Views: 755

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

This today on MSN: SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive." College president Ruth Watkins issued a statement Sunday about the tweet, says she resisted calls to cancel Wednesday...
by Roy
20 Aug 2018, 10:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 59
Views: 755

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

We might as well be asking people to use the phrase, "the only true Church of Jesus Christ." Technically the phrase, "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which... the Lord [is] well pleased” is the more accurate and scriptural term. Could you make sure to use the ...
by Roy
16 Aug 2018, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 59
Views: 755

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

· The term "Mormonism" is inaccurate and should not be used. When describing the combination of doctrine, culture and lifestyle unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the term "the restored gospel of Jesus Christ" is accurate and preferred. Really? The term "the restored gospel ...
by Roy
14 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Lonely Search for God
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: My Lonely Search for God

Wow, Yes! I see my own journey in much of what you have written. I am passionate about these same things. The story of a God who sent His Son to suffer beyond the darkest depths of human experience in order to offer perfect empathy and succor, to weep with those, the offenders and the offended, who ...
by Roy
14 Aug 2018, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Testimony (?) of Modesty
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: A Testimony (?) of Modesty

In reading the LDS Living article (which was a step in a positive direction) I came across this quote from Carol McKonkie. "Modesty is a principle that will help keep us safely on the covenant path as we progress to the presence of God. Modesty in dress and appearance and in thought and behavior wil...
by Roy
13 Aug 2018, 13:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Harm vs. Purity

Thank you for framing it this way Curt. I agree that even good principles can become harmful if taken to extremes. I also appreciated this comment from the blog post. Purity and avoiding harm are both useful concepts when we’re analyzing sin, but even better is asking what kind of behavior will most...
by Roy
13 Aug 2018, 09:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YW and free babysitting
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: YW and free babysitting

In general, I am in favor of some kind of childcare service for church RS activities at the church. I believe that having this option will encourage more women to attend and may help reach some women that really might benefit the most from attending the activity (possibly because they do not have th...
by Roy
12 Aug 2018, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control

I had written the following on another thread: Specifically in regards to testimony, do we gain testimony of modesty the same way that we gain a testimony of WoW? 1) live the principle on faith. 2) observe other people not live the principle. 3) wait for something bad to happen to them. 4) tie their...
by Roy
09 Aug 2018, 09:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Testimony (?) of Modesty
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: A Testimony (?) of Modesty

I am thinking of a story to illustrate what I think would be the differences and similarities between the clothing expectations for men and women. I am thinking back to the story by Dr. Suess of the star bellied sneetches. Suppose that men are expected to wear a star on their bellies. The star inspe...
by Roy
09 Aug 2018, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dad at Achievement Days - Success
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Dad at Achievement Days - Success

I also love that this is some real world application. When I first heard of activity days I thought in my head that it would be something like cub scouts. I think I equated it to adventure girls. I was somewhat disappointed to find that it was basically a better version of Sunday School where the te...