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by Roy
12 Dec 2018, 08:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

Our interactions with people at church often follow a pattern where the interaction only exists to ensure the person is complying with those expectations. Yeah, the phrase "We missed you at church on Sunday" can be used and interpreted as a veiled criticism. Even if the speaker is sincere, there ar...
by Roy
12 Dec 2018, 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was almost a school shooter
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: I was almost a school shooter

I was bullied. I remember urinating on all the urinal handles in my school bathroom. For a moment I thought, "what if the next person to come in here has not been mean to me?" I stuffed that thought down by rationalizing that even if they hadn't been mean, they hadn't been nice either. They were all...
by Roy
11 Dec 2018, 15:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking

I found the recent article from The Atlantic very interesting: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/charles-duhigg-american-anger/576424/?utm_content=edit-promo&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=2018-12-11T14%3A24%3A45&utm_campaign=the-atlantic Many interesting concepts r...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 13:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service vs. free labor
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: Service vs. free labor

For me I 1) try to understand what service I can come to expect from church members, 2) ask for it, 3) Try to make it as painless as possible on the members that show up and 4) show gratitude. I know that the church usually helps with moves. I will ask for help loading the moving van. I will have ev...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 13:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

As I wrote in the thread about "continuing restoration", I am hopeful that the church will on day get to the point of being able to classify certain historical issues as errors that we admit were mistakes and that we put off the table to ever return to again (even if we were sitting at the head of a...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Doctrine Duscussion about Slut Shaming
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Gospel Doctrine Duscussion about Slut Shaming

I would like to know more. How do Daniel and Esther relate to slut shaming?
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 13:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 70
Views: 3938

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

This is a great discussion. The only thing I would like to bring up is...let's say one of us in this forum either ends up working for the leadership in Salt Lake City or gets a calling which allows any of us to be around the prophets and apostles and whoever finds out there is a good amount of corr...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 70
Views: 3938

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

I agree that I am of two minds on the issue of the NDA. On one hand - I have been told by a bishop that I have covenanted my lifelong loyalty to this church and that should not change if I have any integrity. The idea that I make lifelong binding commitments starting at the age of 8 years old seems ...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 12:59
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 23
Views: 1643

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

This was my response to Sheldon's post: I love the concept of the process of "continuing restoration" because I believe it gives the church flexibility to have been wrong in the past. We currently teach that God commanded polygamy and then commanded its cessation and that many of the reasons people ...
by Roy
10 Dec 2018, 12:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

Is the glory of the restoration diminished if Joseph Smith took already existing revelation and incorporated it into the theology? I believe that most TBM's would be bothered by this concept. We tend to teach and believe that all the existing churches of that time were in apostacy. JS needed new re...