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by Roy
22 Aug 2017, 10:14
Forum: Support
Topic: How forward should I be about my disbelief in dating?
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: How forward should I be about my disbelief in dating?

If I were in your shoes I would consider a non-lds dating website or the old fashioned method of dating within your local community. One of the oddities with LDS dating is that we are laser focused on finding a spouse. I personally have been told by someone that they prayed about me and did not feel...
by Roy
21 Aug 2017, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

Nibbler, I do agree that having a role and responsibility in the community tend to make the YM better grounded than they usually are. I believe that this and missionary service helps to transition them into adulthood. I also believe that priesthood responsibilities might make men into better husband...
by Roy
21 Aug 2017, 15:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

A fairly compelling argument is that this is how Jesus organized things. He called 12 all male disciples. He also preached exclusively to the Jews as the time was not yet right for the gospel to go to the gentiles. Later after the death of Jesus, Peter received a revelation that the gospel was to go...
by Roy
21 Aug 2017, 10:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Honesty

Hi Bp7, Perhaps you have read the following points during your lurking. However they are worth repeating... Take it slow (you seem to be doing so), focus on what you do believe (the core of the gospel is a great thing to focus on), and don't dump all at once. In your case don't dump all at once mean...
by Roy
21 Aug 2017, 08:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Seeing some choose to not to go to church
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Seeing some choose to not to go to church

May your friend find a soft landing. I love the church. I love the family and friend connections I have because of my association in it. I believe that the church is still undergoing a restoration. That the most bitter branches are being cut off to make room for the sweet fruit. I want to be a part ...
by Roy
20 Aug 2017, 12:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Near-death Bishop's Counsel
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Near-death Bishop's Counsel

Religion is at its best is valuable to soothe the suffering soul. Religion at its worst is used to diminish, marginalize, and bludgeon those who suffer.
by Roy
20 Aug 2017, 12:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

Upon reflection, you could argue that Christ was getting at the pharisees who wore their religion literally on their sleeve, ostentatiously to show the world how pious they are. In fact, there is an element of insincerity about it as Christ called them hypocrites. Yes, I agree SD. Moderation seems ...
by Roy
20 Aug 2017, 10:38
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...

And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. Remember that the writers of scripture were also limited. If we were to take this scripture literally then we could imagine God saving his choi...
by Roy
20 Aug 2017, 10:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The *other* 1978 Declaration
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: The *other* 1978 Declaration

Of course, there is much in other religions that we cannot accept or condone. In them, truths are frequently found side by side with superstition, sorcery, and error. Within many religions, one may find ethics, doctrines, or beliefs that are clearly of worth and that contain eternal truths. At the ...
by Roy
16 Aug 2017, 09:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

What is a miracle? Is something that is improbable but not impossible (like getting heads 10 times in a row on a coin toss) a miracle? A child in the ward suffers a serious injury or disease. Doctors don't think she'll live. But priesthood blessings, hundreds of prayers and a ward fast later, she f...