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by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2020, 05:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: The Church and transsexualism

Roy, if church leaders believe that they are not authorized to change anything; Why then did they allow men of color to be given the priesthood? Was it really a revelation from God, or was it not rather the internal and external pressure on the Church because of the racism of which the Church was a...
by DarkJedi
18 Sep 2020, 04:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

Very well said Roy. I agree that God loves us all pretty much equally.
by DarkJedi
17 Sep 2020, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: The Church and transsexualism

We might be straying from the topic a bit with the discussion about the church's response to abuse. Like the Boy Scouts, the Catholic Church, public schools, and others, the CoJCoLDS responded differently to abuse 20 years ago than they do now. Likewise, there are individuals in any organization who...
by DarkJedi
15 Sep 2020, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I agree that Harry’s question didn’t really get answered. I’m currently asking myself what the point of staying will be after I graduate from BYU. I can see why others stay and how the church works for them, but I’m not convinced there’s anything for me. The church focuses on the truth claims as th...
by DarkJedi
15 Sep 2020, 12:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I feel like I am condensing the response to Harry's question but part of this exchange went like this. Harry: "I basically do not believe that the church is led by God or has any special access to the divine or ability to secure a better afterlife. Can you give me a reason why I should stay despite...
by DarkJedi
15 Sep 2020, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

This is why I don't watch these things. :P There's a cute (I mean that, I find it kinda cute) quote in this section of the devotional: We wanted to firmly establish for all of you the importance of following God's living prophet on the Earth. That's the safest, most sure way to follow the Lord's mou...
by DarkJedi
15 Sep 2020, 04:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: The Church and transsexualism

You're asking us questions we can't answer Gerlinde. We're not General Authorities and we're not activists. Vent all you want but we can't change anything. I can't say everyone here agrees with you because I don't know everyone's thoughts and positions, but I can say from what I read here that the v...
by DarkJedi
13 Sep 2020, 04:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

Plus now that I've decided that swearing, drinking coffee and not paying tithing is normal and healthy, there's a lot less to "repent" for anyway. :thumbup: :angel: I think this is the key, along with letting go of the associated guilt/fear. And again, let us not confuse or conflate repentance and ...
by DarkJedi
13 Sep 2020, 04:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: The Church and transsexualism

The church leaders had had so much time to increase their knowledge. They have had so much time to pray and get an answer from God. But neither on the subject of transsexuality nor on the subject of homosexuality, they have done the right thing. Their refusal costs lives! And it destroys families. ...
by DarkJedi
12 Sep 2020, 04:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: The Church and transsexualism

If science accepts transsexuality and no longer tries to heal it, as they have done it with the issue of homosexuality for many decades; why does the Church not accept these scientific knowledge? Why are church leaders so stubborn in my eyes? The same reason there are church members who believe the...