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by DarkJedi
21 Apr 2019, 05:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easter Chuckle
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Easter Chuckle

:lol: It kind of reminds me of something I saw on the news Friday evening. It was a spot about Easter egg hunts and one local pastor (local is relative here since I live in a rural area and the TV station is in a small city some distance away) was talking about their usual helicopter drop of Easter ...
by DarkJedi
21 Apr 2019, 05:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Finally saying hi

Hi, welcome to the community. I'm glad you found us too. You are more fortunate than many people here in that you have your brother to talk to and that's great. I hope we can be of help and support to you and vice versa. My standard advice is take it slow, don't dump all at once, and focus on what y...
by DarkJedi
20 Apr 2019, 18:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easter - credit where credit is due
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Easter - credit where credit is due

I love that the new Sunday School manual paused the chapter-focused lessons and has one focused exclusively on Easter. Back in the days before faith transition when I was Gospel Doctrine teacher I used to struggle with this at Easter and at Christmas. I, too, am glad for the pause and I hope it's n...
by DarkJedi
20 Apr 2019, 13:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easter - credit where credit is due
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Easter - credit where credit is due

I just wanted to acknowledge the Church's recent efforts to make Easter a bigger deal within the Church. As someone who once attended an Easter Sunday SM where no talks were about Easter, there were no Easter songs, and Easter was not even mentioned, I do appreciate that the church has made some eff...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 12:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Collateral Damage

Whenever Satan is mentioned, I tend to respond with something like the following: "I understand temptation feels different for everyone, and that a lot of it happens naturally just as part of life, so I personally like to focus on how I need to respond to temptation of any kind. I don't like blamin...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: My Best & Worst List

Probably another semantics issue. My definition of LDS scripture/doctrine comes down to whatever I could say is scripture (or not scripture) in SS or over the pulpit without getting lynched. So you could say the Proclamation is scripture without getting lynched, just as you could say whatever was i...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 11:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: New Teaching: Qualification

I understand "being saved" in the context that most of my Christian friends use it as being inducted into team Jesus with all the trappings. For the rest of your life, any "mistake" you might make is already known and paid for as long as you do not sever yourself from the team. Does that mean accor...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 09:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: New Teaching: Qualification

I understand "being saved" in the context that most of my Christian friends use it as being inducted into team Jesus with all the trappings. For the rest of your life, any "mistake" you might make is already known and paid for as long as you do not sever yourself from the team. And this actually fi...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 09:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Collateral Damage

When my shelf collapsed, or the analogy I like more my church faith building collapsed, all of that came crashing down. That's where my description of being agnostic and nearly atheist comes from (by some definitions I was indeed atheist). The problem was the God I believed in before was some other ...
by DarkJedi
18 Apr 2019, 03:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: My Best & Worst List

nibbler wrote:
17 Apr 2019, 18:58
And now I wonder... would I want a more open canon? I bet the first thing that would go into a newly open canon would be the proclamation.
There are still those who believe everything said in GC and everything in the Ensign is scripture.