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by On Own Now
22 Jul 2020, 16:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More temple ordinance changes
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: More temple ordinance changes

My guess is that the Church has taken to heart some of the suggested changes that have been made over the years here at StayLDS. Personally, I'm betting on this one: I do not believe the story of Adam and Eve, and by extension, the Temple, can ever be truly equalized if taken as a story that represe...
by On Own Now
14 Jul 2020, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Work in light of the Pandemic
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Missionary Work in light of the Pandemic

It is tough, and I agree with Nibbler that it is sad. I do have a family member who, this month, was sent from Virtual MTC to the mission field. I haven't heard anything about it yet, but I'm sure it's a stay-in-the-apartment-close-to-the-web-cam situation. One thing to keep in mind is that this is ...
by On Own Now
11 Jul 2020, 09:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utah Area Presidency asks members to wear masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Utah Area Presidency asks members to wear masks

This is great, thanks for posting, DJ. I really like its call to "all Latter-day Saints in the Utah Area to be good citizens by wearing face coverings when in public." I also appreciate the reference to "medical authorities". I actually think that is a very significant term to use, because it doesn'...
by On Own Now
21 Jun 2020, 08:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations

nibbler, that's great! Is there any way to access the SM after the live stream? the reason this can be so powerful is that it's harder to ignore what someone says if they are closer to your own group. Sort of like how LDS people tend to be unsympathetic toward of LGBTQ+ unless they have a family mem...
by On Own Now
19 Jun 2020, 10:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

Just in the interest of trying not to turn this into an ad hominem attack on the person of DAB, I think it is useful to point out that DAB is a very accomplished professional educator/administrator. He earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Purdue University, was a published author and college...
by On Own Now
18 Jun 2020, 12:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

Thanks for the post, nibbler. That's a very frustrating article and completely unnecessary, IMO. I think DAB misses the mark badly, and in doing so, he encourages bad behavior. Social distancing, avoiding unnecessary exposure, washing hands, wearing masks. The thing is that since January 1, we have ...
by On Own Now
15 Jun 2020, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)

Hi All.

FWIW, I know a guy who was an LDS missionary in the jungles of Central America in the early 1970's (50 years ago). Their standard attire was a white short-sleeved shirt and jeans. No tie.
by On Own Now
15 Jun 2020, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations

Hi All, Just stopping by for a quick thought. I think it is useful to start with a couple of concepts: 1- religion has always been discriminatory. From the very beginning of the Judeo-Christian tradition, God had a Chosen People. Religious groups take on a self-appointed form of us-vs-them. Paganism...
by On Own Now
20 Apr 2020, 13:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Was Jesus Married?
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: Was Jesus Married?

Hi friends, just popping in for a quick thought and to say 'hello'. Was Jesus married? We don't know, can't know (and in my opinion, will never know). So, we get to speculate. But as with all speculation, we often fill in the gaps with what we want the outcome to be. It's our nature to do so. As Tin...
by On Own Now
23 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

Toxic masculinity is a real thing. If we look at the Sermon on the Mount, and especially the Beatitudes, it is overwhelmingly a Sermon about the need to be more stereotypically female to a society that was organized upon and valued a stereotypically male organization and approach. Again, my primary...