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by DarkJedi
19 Jul 2019, 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I just received a communique from SLC announcing ''For the Strength of the Youth Conferences" being implemented in North America (apparently they have been done elsewhere for some time). While I think that in and of itself is a change, the letter did specifically refer to Young Women camps and Young...
by DarkJedi
18 Jul 2019, 18:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Worthiness ?

I'm much more in Mom's camp on this one, but then again that's not so unusual. In the new testament Jesus forgave every single person who asked him on the spot, and he even forgave some who didn't ask him. As usual I am going to be very frank here (feel the power of the dark side): Russell M. Nelson...
by DarkJedi
18 Jul 2019, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

The church needs fewer "programs" and not more. For me I'd say that the church needs better programs, which can mean fewer programs. One other change I'd like to see is transitioning away from the mandatory participation mindset. If a program doesn't interest you, that's okay. No need to hold meeti...
by DarkJedi
18 Jul 2019, 04:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I never really liked the achievement-focused approach in young mens, so I never even bothered with Duty to God. It just seemed like a checklist to get done and get an award. Scouting on the other hand was fun because a lot of our activities were focused on having a good time, and the achievements w...
by DarkJedi
15 Jul 2019, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

I wonder if the church is contemplating to start kids out at younger ages to make the youth interviews less intimidating as they age ... to take the edge off. The kid in me would have been scared even more. Too much stress. Me too. I got scared talking to the guidance counselor, who incidentally wa...
by DarkJedi
14 Jul 2019, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

One purpose of the current bishopric youth interviews is to help youth establish a trusting relationship with a priesthood holder? What is that sentence even saying? I think part of the problem with this concept is that between 8 and 18 bishops generally change at least twice, generally three times...
by DarkJedi
14 Jul 2019, 05:41
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: How I came back

I guess I have my own hybrid belief system. I think we all do. The more orthodox types tend to criticize what they might call "cafeteria Mormonism" but in reality we all pick and choose what we do or don't believe or do or don't fully believe. Some of us just happen to believe much less than others...
by DarkJedi
12 Jul 2019, 14:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teaspoon of caffeine powder kills 21 year old
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Teaspoon of caffeine powder kills 21 year old

I'll stick to the liquid versions that have been tested by billions as not that bad. Me too, seems safe enough. My current caffeine sources are soda (I prefer Dr. Pepper or Pepsi), V8 Energy (label says it has 80mg caffeine, is 50% juice but also includes the apparently evil green tea extract), Kic...
by DarkJedi
12 Jul 2019, 13:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

My opinion is that we should be transitioning away from holding worthiness interviews for youth and adults alike. I feel like our culture has an unhealthy obsession with "worthiness" and it creates a toxic environment where a good percentage of members suffer from unnecessary guilt and poor self es...
by DarkJedi
11 Jul 2019, 04:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Missing Prayer in My Life
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Missing Prayer in My Life

My prayers have definitely changed post faith crisis. I have felt the way you have, that things are just bouncing off the ceiling or not coming through my steel roof from the other direction. Is my faith crisis affecting my prayers or is my lack of sincere prayer affecting my faith. Which came first...