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by DarkJedi
18 Mar 2019, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

There have been church leaders that have said things like, "the Q15 process for accessing revelation is not unlike the process for you as individual members". Let's just say that I prefer somewhat demystifying statements such as these. OTOH, I am sure that there are many that really get excited abo...
by DarkJedi
17 Mar 2019, 10:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 63
Views: 2171

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Glad it went to your liking Squarepeg. If it works for you that's all that matters.
by DarkJedi
15 Mar 2019, 05:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to jail!
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: I'm going to jail!

One of the other teachers at the jail said that Jesus Christ walks through the halls of the jail. I don't think that anybody who serves there would disagree with that statement. I work in juvenile justice (education, and in this state it's a therapeutic model as opposed to a punitive model). I once...
by DarkJedi
14 Mar 2019, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family History Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Family History Plan

This advice is free, so you get what you pay for. ;) Full disclosure, I am not a huge fan of family history, although I have done quite a bit. I find it tedious and mostly uninteresting and have to be in the mood to do it. That mood hits maybe a couple times a year. And while I have lots done, I hav...
by DarkJedi
13 Mar 2019, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

SamBee wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 08:47
If we see all our blessings as being in physical form, we become materialists. I wonder how this goes down in poor countries.
Great point. If there really are blessings, I'm not sure they're physical/temporal most of the time (if ever).
by DarkJedi
13 Mar 2019, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

Where I feel we need help is with the belief that being more obedient will earn us our desired blessing. Should the blessing not come, the default position becomes, "we must not have been obedient enough." I hear a variant of this most Sundays. I think this stems from D&C 130: 20-21 ... "There is a...
by DarkJedi
12 Mar 2019, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

I also never loved the idea of New York having a temple right in the heart of New York. Clearly I have an agenda that won't be met by Salt Lake. That was partly accidental. The temple was supposed to be upstate I think but the locals caused so much trouble that they lost it and moved it to Manhatta...
by DarkJedi
12 Mar 2019, 07:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

Personally, I think people lean too much on tithing. I see it as a membership fee, which keeps the church going and the buildings working. Will it protect my investments, or my crops? Well I don't think I have experience of that, although I'm glad that I've never gone bankrupt. I agree, but at the ...
by DarkJedi
12 Mar 2019, 05:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

If we look at the early history of Mormonism (or whatever we call it these days), it was not a straight path upwards. In fact during the 19th century, many members were poor, and the church was often quite poor. What comes out of LDS history again and again is victory against the odds. I don't see ...