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by DarkJedi
21 Jan 2020, 11:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse

I thought this was automatically disavowed when the PH was opened to all worthy male members of the church regardless of race. What am I missing? This feels very strange. The teachings that Blacks were cursed with the mark of Cain or that they were marked because they didn't keep their first estate...
by DarkJedi
21 Jan 2020, 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Constitution will hang by a thread
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: The Constitution will hang by a thread

If anything, I think the comments about the constitution hanging by a thread may have been a part of a reactionary stump speech than something that predicted events in our day. I'm at work ( :o ) so I don't have the reference right in front of me (and may not have time to hunt for immediately this ...
by DarkJedi
21 Jan 2020, 05:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullying - Stop It more relevant than ever
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Bullying - Stop It more relevant than ever

Of course I'm a huge DFU fan, and I particularly like this talk. I agree with you, it's not just for kids/teens and probably applies to many adults in the church (including leaders).
by DarkJedi
21 Jan 2020, 05:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Constitution will hang by a thread
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: The Constitution will hang by a thread

This is another of the many things our current leadership just doesn't talk about. For the vast majority of those things (probably all) I have the mindset of "let it go." I do believe the church is on a theme of back to basics and that's one of those things that isn't really a basic.
by DarkJedi
20 Jan 2020, 08:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications

I just did a quick review of mandated reporters in my ward leadership. -A counselor in the bishopric is a nurse -The RS president is a nurse, one counselor is a teacher's aide -The Primary president is a foster care provider, one counselor is a teacher and the other is a doctor - all mandated. -The ...
by DarkJedi
20 Jan 2020, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Talk help/suggestions

Followup: I ended up starting with the story of Zacchaeus and how he sought out Jesus and Jesus welcomed and helped him despite his lifestyle of being a reviled publican and being criticized as a sinner. He didn't need to be physically healed and he wasn't in temporal need, but he was spiritually an...
by DarkJedi
20 Jan 2020, 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3035

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

I don't really expect to change anytime soon is that they refused to continue to use some of this available money to pay janitors and are asking members to spend their limited free time scrubbing toilets and such mostly because they know some members will do this if asked to. Just because you can g...
by DarkJedi
19 Jan 2020, 16:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications

If I were a mandated reporter, I would let my priesthood leaders know this and would likely not want to be part of proceedings that expose me to the need to report mandatorily. Particularly if priesthood leaders had promised confidentiality -- which they sometimes do, by the way. I have done that i...
by DarkJedi
18 Jan 2020, 08:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What does a Temple Recommend mean to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: What does a Temple Recommend mean to you?

I think for many a TR is the "standard of worthiness." I can't say I disagree, but the question is really worthy of what? God's love? God's blessings? The atoning sacrifice of the Savior? I'm pretty much where Curt and Heber are. I haven't been to a temple in over two years but should the occasion a...
by DarkJedi
16 Jan 2020, 16:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Talk help/suggestions

Thanks Curt, Mom, and Nibbler. Including some examples of people like Saul is a great idea.