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by mackay11
12 Nov 2015, 04:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 9418

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

hawkgrrrl wrote:Check back with me in three weeks. We will be at a very different place by then I hope.
Is this supposed to sound as criptic as it does? :)
by mackay11
11 Nov 2015, 11:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 9418

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

The other hard thing about it all is that it (at least for now) deflates my optimism about the new members of the quorum. I had this same thought, Ann, considering the timing. I would full well expect something like this from Packer and Perry but not necessarily the new ones. The speed of movement ...
by mackay11
11 Nov 2015, 11:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 9418

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

I have kind of set myself up to be a Mormon apologist, so I feel obligated to defend the church. This is the safest place online I have to complain. I've had some angry moments the last few days. It's very, very difficult not to see this as a spiteful, immature reaction to the gay community after l...
by mackay11
08 Nov 2015, 16:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 9418

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

Hi everyone.

It's been a while. With everything kicking off over this latest mess it occurred to my that you wonderful folks who walk a middle way would probably be really hurting right now.

I can't offer much in words of comfort. I just wanted to visit with you for a while. Job 2:13 style.
by mackay11
09 Aug 2015, 23:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 485
Views: 45270

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Just saw this on Bill Reel's Facebook. For any of you who like using a non-KJV of the Bible occasionally I thought you might like to make a little bookmark out of it. "Is there any value then for the Latter-day Saint in using modern English translations? Although the Church prefers to continue with ...
by mackay11
31 May 2015, 15:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf address - Fellow Travelers April 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Elder Uchtdorf address - Fellow Travelers April 2015

Thanks for sharing. I pop by and lurk a bit from time to time to find positive stories to help me remind myself that there is good in the church. It also gives me something positive to say/share about the church when I'm with my active family.
by mackay11
06 Apr 2015, 03:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sister Wixom's talk and shame on me.
Replies: 20
Views: 1100

Re: Sister Wixom's talk and shame on me.

I've shared one line from conference on my FB wall:

"I was willing to extend courtesy to those without doubts if they would extend courtesy to me."

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/ ... 2001&cid=5
by mackay11
16 Jan 2015, 00:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 3 year old Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: 3 year old Mormon

Have you read the church's article on DNA?

https://www.lds.org/topics/book-of-morm ... s?lang=eng
by mackay11
12 Jan 2015, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 Fundamentals of Falsifying the Prophet
Replies: 41
Views: 2319

Re: 14 Fundamentals of Falsifying the Prophet

At the same time it should be remembered that not every statement made by a Church leader, past or present, necessarily constitutes doctrine. It is commonly understood in the Church that a statement made by one leader on a single occasion often represents a personal, though well-considered, opinion...
by mackay11
12 Jan 2015, 17:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 Fundamentals of Falsifying the Prophet
Replies: 41
Views: 2319

Re: 14 Fundamentals of Falsifying the Prophet

An a antidote to the "living prophet outranks a dead one:" "It makes no difference what is written or about what anyone has said, if what has been said is in conflict with what the LORD has revealed, we can set it aside. My words, and the teachings of any other member of the church, high or low, if ...