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by DarkJedi
13 Jul 2020, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jana Riess on shame and fear
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Jana Riess on shame and fear

You're right that Riess is much more clear about what doesn't work than what does or might. She does point out listening as important, and I agree. I recall mostly wanting to just have someone listen and not argue or condemn. The problem is OK, they listened, now what? The fear/guilt/shame is so ing...
by DarkJedi
13 Jul 2020, 06:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

Just a random thought/suggestion. Someone is going to have to clean up the used cups. Likely the same people that will be blessing the sacrament for the next group. Maybe it would be better if everyone kept their own used cups and disposed of them in a big, open trashcan at the end of the service? ...
by DarkJedi
13 Jul 2020, 06:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jana Riess on shame and fear
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Jana Riess on shame and fear

I regularly read Jana Riess's stuff, often on the Salt Lake Tribune site (but I do also go to Religion News Service sometimes). I thoroughly enjoyed her book The Next Mormons . I found this week's column particularly poignant. https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/07/10/jana-riess-if-you-want/ Indeed...
by DarkJedi
13 Jul 2020, 05:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

The time is coming here. Our ward will resume this coming Sunday but we have been divided into smaller groups alphabetically so as to remain under the capacity limit from the state. My group doesn't meet until the following week. According to the outline sent to us by our bishop, the meetings will b...
by DarkJedi
13 Jul 2020, 05:24
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does the formula for developing spirituality work for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Does the formula for developing spirituality work for you?

I think the formula can work and does work for some people. Many of us have experienced the orthodox leader's counsel to do these things as a result of seeking help from them. Many of us have also experienced it not helping. Do I sometimes feel the sweet peace the gospel brings while reading scriptu...
by DarkJedi
11 Jul 2020, 05:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utah Area Presidency asks members to wear masks
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Utah Area Presidency asks members to wear masks

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/7/10/21320807/mormon-covid-19-pandemic-masks-church-latter-day-saints-in-utah When I saw the headline which references church leaders I thought perhaps the FP had finally spoken on the issue. Alas it was not to be. I do believe this will affect some Utah members b...
by DarkJedi
11 Jul 2020, 05:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change...
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: Change...

In the process, I developed certain expectations. They include: - God would protect me & my family physically & spiritually. - If God didn't protect us, He would answer our prayers. - If He didn't answer our prayers, He would give us peace or understanding why it occurred. - If He didn't give me pe...
by DarkJedi
09 Jul 2020, 09:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?

Along this same lines, why is God so hard to find? Were God more accessible and more "real" I believe there would be far more followers. Why make all of these promises and associated threats and remain hidden if your real goal is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" but the way...
by DarkJedi
08 Jul 2020, 04:48
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: New Book by Taylor Petrey
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: New Book by Taylor Petrey

I did listen to the Mormn Land podcast. Worth the half hour IMO. I liked how he made reference to doctrine changing and gives examples (one of which is of course eternal gender). He mentions how he's read GC talks from the 1970s and it was a very different church then - something I wholeheartedly ag...
by DarkJedi
08 Jul 2020, 04:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The God of this world
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: The God of this world

I'm in pretty much the same spot as you Arrakeen. That's why I consider myself Deist more than anything, but I came to that spot from not believing in God. I do believe there is a God, but like you said, I'm not sure what God's role is or whether God does anything. Perhaps God is not really omnipote...