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by On Own Now
13 Aug 2018, 10:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil

I like to think of Columbus himself as binary. The Columbus up to and including the Oct 12, 1492 version was an independent, daring, and capable explorer. The Columbus of the post-discovery was a corrupt and violent administrator. Depending on your view, you tend either to see one or the other. The ...
by On Own Now
13 Aug 2018, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: How do I

This make me nuts. It's why I can't be a church socialite. kipper, just to put it in context, this is hardly a Mormon thing. The literary friends of the fictional Job assumed it was Job's fault before God that so much befell him. Christian Eschatology was a major theme that began with John the Bapt...
by On Own Now
07 Aug 2018, 16:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Kirby and missions

As I've expressed here before, I focus far more on positive achievements than on avoiding the negative. To me, I think the Christian Call is about reaching for something wonderful rather than running away from something awful. With that in mind, I would like to point out that serving a mission is a ...
by On Own Now
07 Aug 2018, 13:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."

I start with this premise: What we believe in is much more important than what we believe . With that in mind, I follow the ideals that I believe in. It starts with trying as hard as I can to follow the Golden Rule. Golden Rule (Christianity): "In everything do to others as you would have them do to...
by On Own Now
07 Aug 2018, 13:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choose God or Husband Article on LDS.org
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Choose God or Husband Article on LDS.org

One thing I appreciated about this article was that, although it was written from the position of a believer with a non-believing spouse, I found that the thoughts pertain to me as well. Great thoughts on how to find the good in others, even when they don't think the same way we do, by seeing things...
by On Own Now
30 Jul 2018, 08:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Request for quotes/ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Request for quotes/ideas

What a great topic and opportunity.

Can I give you some thoughts instead of some quotes?

The entire idea of 'ministering' is to help people feel welcome.

The first step is to make sure, in our own hearts, that they really are welcome.
by On Own Now
27 Jul 2018, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choose God or Husband Article on LDS.org
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Choose God or Husband Article on LDS.org

lds.org has an article/blog that will be of interest to many here:

https://www.lds.org/blog/who-do-i-choos ... OG_xLIDyL2_
by On Own Now
26 Jul 2018, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does voting with our feet work?
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Does voting with our feet work?

The Church doesn't want your input and does not seek it. This stands in contrast to JS times, when ward and branch conferences were used to gather and then submit policy items for consideration. This still happens today in the RLDS/CoC Church. These filter up to their World (General) Conference wher...
by On Own Now
24 Jul 2018, 11:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Talk on Repentance
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Talk on Repentance

From a long-ago thread... What I always say is that repentance is not about the past, but about the future. It is forward-looking. It's like walking through a door. When we go through a doorway, we aren't looking at the room we just left, but the room we will now occupy. In repentance, we see what w...
by On Own Now
24 Jul 2018, 11:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home teacher shot
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Home teacher shot

At some point doesn't the Church have to address safety concerns at church? Shootings at public venues are becoming a "normal" event & no one wants to present a solution. At what point will it affect attendance on Sunday & the rest of the week? This kind of thing is awful, and, of course, my heart ...