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by Roy
20 Oct 2017, 09:51
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: One of My Favorite Chieko Ozaki Quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: One of My Favorite Chieko Ozaki Quotes

I Love Her!!!
by Roy
20 Oct 2017, 09:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: No standing still?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: No standing still?

I suppose I am looking at it somewhat as a pathway. There are paths forward. There are no paths backward. Suppose, I left the church today and then came back after 10 years. I would not be the same person. I would not have "lost" ten years. I would have ten additional years of experience under my be...
by Roy
20 Oct 2017, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HawkGirl Sighting
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: HawkGirl Sighting

It's a bird! No, a plane! Wait, that is Hawkgrrrl! :mrgreen:
by Roy
20 Oct 2017, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?

No crankiness was implied -- but I have a question -- where did you find the term "retroactive continuity" (which for me, means "reinterpreting the past"). Sounds like it came from a scholarly source and I'm interested -- as it doesn't seem like an LDS source. I got the term from Hawkgrrrl. https:/...
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 11:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Experimenting and Experiencing
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Re: Experimenting and Experiencing

I agree with the suggestion to trade up. The P thing is difficult. I really like the discussion we had about an article on this topic http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6664&p=92583&hilit=naked+ipod#p92583 One of my main takeaways is that porn use is a coping mechanism for loneliness or ot...
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 10:38
Forum: Support
Topic: What My Faith Journey Taught Me
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: What My Faith Journey Taught Me

"OK. Keep your mind open and maybe you will learn how you have been a jerk." Reading this there certainly appear to be degrees of harassment. I am glad that I never did the more egregious stuff. I was almost ready to say, "nope. wasn't me." Then I remembered an incident or two from my youth that cr...
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon

Cool. I certainly do not want to make assumptions about another persons faith journey. She seems like a person that will be a good public servant and I congratulate her on winning the election.
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 10:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?

I'm confused -- did I answer my own question right by saying that according to modern interpretation, the new and everlasting covenant is a summation of all previous covenants? I know I missed the part about it being "retroactive continuity", but did I get the current meaning correct? Yes, You have...
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 09:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "Deadness of the Law"
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: "Deadness of the Law"

I believe the deadness of the law refers to its inability to save. The law demands perfection. We all come woefully short and stand condemned. The "wages of sin is death". We all have sinned and the justice of the law demands that we die. The law of Moses did provide for sacrificial lambs and scape ...
by Roy
19 Oct 2017, 09:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was the priesthood ban revelation?
Replies: 18
Views: 222

Re: Was the priesthood ban revelation?

There was an excellent discussion of this same topic here: http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2215&hilit=oaks+revelation+justifications In 1988 Elder Oaks said that the ban itself was a Commandment from the Lord but that God often does not explain himself and humans step in to provide expl...