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by On Own Now
15 Aug 2017, 12:05
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

...maybe part of the reason was they expected them and were looking for them. When you keep getting kicked out and even the poorest of the poor have to cross half the country to get to Utah for their own safety, you kinda need miracles to keep going and/or maintain morale. When Mormons were kicked ...
by On Own Now
15 Aug 2017, 08:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on D&C 64:10
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Thoughts on D&C 64:10

The first thing that jumps out at me with this verse is that it feels like the lord is holding people to a higher (or different) standard than he holds himself. Sort of a "do as I say, not as I do" approach to forgiveness. Orson touched on this: On the other hand there is something of following God...
by On Own Now
15 Aug 2017, 06:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 1978
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: 1978

Seniors in high school can't remember September 11. I can't remember Apollo 11. Time marches on. We lose a connection to things that happened before us and they become somehow less in our consciousness, no matter how major they were.
by On Own Now
15 Aug 2017, 05:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

When we read accounts of people, we are reading the highlights. This results in condensing time against content. The common count of Jesus' miracles (37) against the assumed time of Jesus' ministry (3 years) means that he averaged one per month and that there would have been multiple weeks between e...
by On Own Now
13 Aug 2017, 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Shirt Experience at Church Today
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Blue Shirt Experience at Church Today

Haha... thanks, SD, and FWIW, also cracked a smile thinking of the image of the blue-shirted man sitting in the front row with his hand raised. I feel like we'll get there eventually, at least on this issue, because it is such a small matter.
by On Own Now
10 Aug 2017, 07:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Prayer Traditions
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: English Prayer Traditions

Getting back to the original topic, I think I'm starting to realize that in the KJV, this 'familiar' form is used in all communication, whether with God, friends or strangers. Consider all these cases where thee/thou are used: - Jesus and the woman at the well. These are strangers to each other, and...
by On Own Now
10 Aug 2017, 06:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Prayer Traditions
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: English Prayer Traditions

Thine is parallel to mine... e.g. thine be the glory not thy be the glory. SamBee, you are right and thanks for pointing that out. When the word that follows is not the object in question, then Mine/Thine is always used. But in modern English, that's the only time we use Mine. In KJV English, Mine/...
by On Own Now
09 Aug 2017, 21:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Prayer Traditions
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: English Prayer Traditions

Hi, Katzpur, good to hear from you again. what's the plural of "thee"? Thees Ones. :lol: There are three base words: Thou (subject), Thee (object), Thy (possessive), just as there are for the first person: I, Me, My. If we take the plural forms, they are: Ye, You, Your. There is also the odd case o...
by On Own Now
09 Aug 2017, 20:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Prayer Traditions
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: English Prayer Traditions

Hi, Katzpur, good to hear from you again.
Katzpur wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 20:51
what's the plural of "thee"?
Thees Ones.
by On Own Now
09 Aug 2017, 20:53
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Utah Legislature on Abortion
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Utah Legislature on Abortion

I just want to point out by way of reminder that this site does not have a platform that is either pro-life or pro-choice. There are plenty of people on both sides of this issue who have experienced a faith crisis and are trying to StayLDS in some way. We welcome them all. Keep in mind that most of ...