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by DarkJedi
18 Nov 2018, 14:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 251

Re: The limit of Free Agency

Would you have made the same choice if it hadn't snowed? Of course not. Why would I drive 30-35 in a 65 if it wasn't snowing? Or if you hadn't seen or heard of so many horror stories from people driving fast in bad weather? Probably. I do value my life. Or if you were more genetically prone to risk...
by DarkJedi
18 Nov 2018, 11:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcements - Less of?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Announcements - Less of?

I know I got my wish (finally) with the two hour block, now I'm going for the 1 hour block (30 minute SM, 25 minute other meeting). I plan to start practicing in January. SM and some hall time, every other week. I don't think I will be alone. SS has been an absentee program in my ward for a while. ...
by DarkJedi
18 Nov 2018, 10:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Tithing Settlement

I look at it as a one time annually to compare personal records with the church reports & declare that they are accurate or not. This is especially true if you have a last name that is common like Brown or Smith. Today, in the world of computers & the internet, you can see if an error was made, in ...
by DarkJedi
17 Nov 2018, 18:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcements - Less of?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Announcements - Less of?

I'm all in favor of the less announcements thing. I get that some people don't do social media and/or don't text or even email. If you need to have a paper bulletin just for those people (and if you need to beef it up) then I think that's what needs to happen. I don;t go to church to hear about: 1) ...
by DarkJedi
17 Nov 2018, 18:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

During the 6-9 pm proselyting time the missionaries are not allowed to go to members' homes at all unless they are actively teaching there. Teaching appointments are supposed to be 30 minutes or less (ideally 20 minutes). Rogue missionaries then? I think these rules are specific to this mission/mis...
by DarkJedi
17 Nov 2018, 13:21
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 22
Views: 251

Re: The limit of Free Agency

The focus on analyzing and adjusting accordingly shows a belief in one's ability to change in a self-directed manner, which is a component of agency. That assumes you're actually making the choice to analyze and adjust your behavior and self-directing that change. If you can't condense the reasons ...
by DarkJedi
17 Nov 2018, 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

Because it couldn't get any better than this - the Missionaries are standing on my porch right now. No joke. It's just after 7. They may leave with their own CES letter if they aren't careful. My husband has been very clear - call and make an appointment. Other rules: During the 6-9 pm proselyting ...
by DarkJedi
16 Nov 2018, 15:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

In our mission, the missionaries are available to be in members' homes from 5-7 every evening - for pretty much anything that doesn't violate recorded rules. Want to sit and talk? Fine. Want to feed them? Fine. Want to introduce them to a friend? Fine. I like that approach. Ours must have dinner at...
by DarkJedi
16 Nov 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Tithing Settlement

I never get hassled. I get invited. I usually turn it down. They hand me a slip of paper and let it go. Ditto. The first year our bishop was in office he tried the line about needing to submit the record for every member, and I responded that I thought tithing was between me and the Lord, He (the L...
by DarkJedi
15 Nov 2018, 12:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk input: follow the prophet
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Talk input: follow the prophet

According to the Church, there is no difference. The truth is, I doubt anyone can say with any real authority who Jesus was or what He would do. Heck, our popular, prophet proclaimed "this is what Jesus looked like" painting (algo-saxon, blonde, long hair with beard) is night and day different from...