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by Roadrunner
17 Aug 2018, 07:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

I live in Arizona, which is no Utah, and this made the morning news. The two news anchors respectfully asked "why?" In their view Mormon was simply an easy nickname and held no negative connotation. Interestingly they also said that many members of the church were questioning this decision and that ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

That being said I understand the desire to not be called Mormons, especially in contrast to polygamists. I had an argument with my very orthodox brother in law one time when I explained that the term "Mormons" is non-technical and a fairly general term for anyone who believes in the Book of Mormon, ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

The snarky side of me says if the Almighty didn't want us to be called LDS or Mormons He should have given His church a simpler name. If something has a long name humans will shorten it.
by Roadrunner
08 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. Are they? In an effort to not derail the thread, I won't respond directly other than saying that many people in my area of the US belie...
by Roadrunner
07 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. After he left his father one Sunday approached me and apologized to me that his son hadn't served a mission. My first reaction was - wow...
by Roadrunner
02 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions

The SP should have stayed out of it - if it's a genuine issue the RS President would probably make a great mediator and help come up with a mutually agreeable solution. Breast feeding doesn't have to be a spectacle and can be done discretely almost anywhere. Most men I know don't consider breast fee...
by Roadrunner
02 Aug 2018, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework on Sunday - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 427

Re: Homework on Sunday - Help Please

Hello Amy, When I was at BYU probably 60% of my friends didn't do homework on Sundays. That leaves a lot of people, including me, who did homework on the Sabbath. I was in a major that was difficult for me and I felt that if I skipped studying on Sundays that I was way too stressed the rest of the w...
by Roadrunner
31 Jul 2018, 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR Interview Grilling
Replies: 24
Views: 581

Re: TR Interview Grilling

The only idea I have is seeing a different member of the stake presidency. If this is the first temple recommend in several years your SP may insist he do it himself, if so you're out of luck. However in my experience there's always one really strict member of the stake presidency and often one who ...
by Roadrunner
24 Jun 2018, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

Here in Arizona a very large number of snowbirds come every winter. There are also a fair number of older folks who simply retire and live here. A double standard seems to exist for seniors who 1) travel to visit grandchildren or whatever reason seem to get a pass for not attending church but 2)thos...
by Roadrunner
23 Jun 2018, 16:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Geneticists and statisticians estimate everyone on earth shares the same parents as recently as as about 3000 BC. Everyone of European ancestry is related even more I really don't buy this. There are some seriously isolated populations out there. It's ironic that people carefully guard every bit of...