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by On Own Now
05 Oct 2017, 11:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitter ex-members the outliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Bitter ex-members the outliers?

FWIW, my own view after my FC was exactly that; that most people who left after a FC were bitter. This is because of my own experience. When I went through my own FC (long ago) I went out to find others like me online. All I found was vitriol toward the Church and its members. My own perception, eve...
by On Own Now
03 Oct 2017, 08:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 32
Views: 506

Re: What if the world is not declining?

If we take a non-B&W view, I think it's safe to say that there are many things that are much better today but also many things that are worse. The contents of the two sets are defined by each individual's perspective.
by On Own Now
28 Sep 2017, 16:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel of Checklists
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: The Gospel of Checklists

Where the checklist problem, especially in religion, comes in is our mandate to checklist someone else. Which ironically is contradictory to the Beatitude Checklist of "Judge not" and "Cease to Find Fault" But we are human and dang it we love to club each other over the head with our checklist. It ...
by On Own Now
28 Sep 2017, 08:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel of Checklists
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: The Gospel of Checklists

Religion, though... Not so much. That may be true for you and me, but it's not universally true. If we stop talking about the LDS Church for a moment and just talk religion, there are plenty of actions that people do that are check-listy. Muslims pray at specific pre-determined times throughout the...
by On Own Now
25 Sep 2017, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food Storage a Commandment?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Food Storage a Commandment?

The concept of Food Storage was first posited by J Reuben Clark, Jr well into the Depression. It came more than seven years after the stock market collapse. Here's what he had to say: Let every head of every household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel ...
by On Own Now
25 Sep 2017, 08:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel of Checklists
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: The Gospel of Checklists

There's nothing inherently wrong with checklists. As a pilot, I learned to follow a checklist that included things like making sure that the flight control surfaces (rudder, ailerons, flaps) all work BEFORE leaving the ground. I don't know about anybody else, but I hope that the next surgeon I see i...
by On Own Now
19 Sep 2017, 03:59
Forum: Support
Topic: My TR Interview Soon
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: My TR Interview Soon

kipper, From your description, I think it's possible that your issue isn't with wearing garments at all. That just happens to be the issue that currently is exposing a deeper and more important issue: authenticity vs peacekeeping. I can tell you that in my own experience I made that struggle way too...
by On Own Now
18 Sep 2017, 15:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving a talk, need some advice
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Giving a talk, need some advice

My favorite passage in the scriptures about not being too black & white is in Romans 14 (a snippet of which you can see in my signature, below). I suggest reading it in the NRSV or the NIV, whether English is your first language or not, because it's hard to parse in the KJV. Paul basically says here...
by On Own Now
14 Sep 2017, 13:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Am I on the Road to Apostasy?
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Am I on the Road to Apostasy?

Negativity, anger, frustration... these are reactions to something. I have learned over many years that it's better to not to be reactive, but rather to seek my own beliefs and live them as best I can. By that I mean that I no longer define myself by what I am not, but what I am. Though I'm far from...
by On Own Now
30 Aug 2017, 08:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Biblical Literalism
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: Biblical Literalism

I believe the terms "Adam" and "Eve" are representative of all humans. I don't believe there was one Adam and one Eve, but they are representative of all humans. I agree with this sentiment, especially with regards to the endowment. The endowment story can't be literally true because it's blatantly...