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by DarkJedi
21 Mar 2019, 13:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 15
Views: 195

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

The trouble with Star Wars is that it is utterly commercial and what spiritual messages it has are undermined and destroyed by the fact that the makers of the films are so obsessed with making money out of every last detail. Star Wars is to spirituality what the Spice Girls are to opera. Not surpri...
by DarkJedi
20 Mar 2019, 15:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Ministering Rules

P.S. DJ and I were posting at the same time. Yes, DJ I do think that the whole thing might be somewhat of a holdover from HT days. HT was about coming over every month with a message from the church leadership. It would make some sense that there would be certain expectations involved. For me minis...
by DarkJedi
20 Mar 2019, 14:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Ministering Rules

The "don't be alone with a member of the opposite sex" is probably a holdover from more prudish times, although I think it is commonly believed. FWIW, missionaries not hugging a member of the opposite sex hasn't been in the "White Bible" for several years - but I bet almost everyone you ask (includi...
by DarkJedi
18 Mar 2019, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 37
Views: 724

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: 2203

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: 1341

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: 73

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: 713

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: 713

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...