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General Conference is nearly upon us and we can expect two new apostles to fill the current openings. Like last time, my hopes are for a person of color or at least not more Utah born and raised white guys. My short list: Garrett W. Gong Gerald Causse (although relatively new as Presiding Bishop) Ul...
It's interesting to me that those of us who have responded are very similar. This isn't scientific of course, just interesting how similar we are. That said, I can't say it's just we less orthodox who are like this, either. Granted I live in a liberal eastern state, but I know several members of my ...
I have always been on the more moderate and even liberal side of social political aspects, while being more conservative fiscally. I'm really a small government guy but not close enough to libertarian views to really be a libertarian - but I do believe in "live and let live." LH, although not a mode...
I told a woman (still in my ward) that Mormon Doctrine isn't in fact official LDS doctrine and she reported me to the bishop and called me an apostate and threatened to tell the stake president. My gut reaction to that would be "go right ahead, in fact let's meet with them together." In reality I p...
Ah, my favorite guy. I also joined the church in 1981, and quite frankly it was a different church then. It has changed for the better, but BRM was one of the main reasons it was what it was IMO. I think your assessment of very black and white, old school is spot on. There is also some history with ...
- 19 Mar 2018, 05:08
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Church getting rid of PF personnel
- Replies: 7
- Views: 224
I heard this yesterday as well. Like the elimination of janitors a few years back, I don't think it's a good idea and I don't think we'll be better off for it. (And no, I don't think this has anything to do with the church hurting financially. Will this save money? Probably but that's just money in ...
- 16 Mar 2018, 12:38
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Farewell, First Presidency Message
- Replies: 1
- Views: 121
Interesting. I'm all for it and I haven't used the FP message in HT in years. I think the "checkbox" HTs/VTs will be the ones who take issue with it - but that's why I see it as a positive step.
- 15 Mar 2018, 05:21
- Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
- Topic: Jacob and Esau
- Replies: 13
- Views: 360
Nephi also was a prick as a brother, but he got to dictate the narrative (looking at the BofM from an orthodox viewpoint). Without Second Nephi 4, he would come across as a completely self-righteous jerk. Such is life. Very interesting point. I wonder what a Book of Laman or Book of Lemuel or Book ...
- 13 Mar 2018, 06:05
- Forum: Spiritual Stuff
- Topic: Rediscovering a new Godhead...
- Replies: 9
- Views: 248
I think a lot of us have struggled with the LDS version of God and our own experiences during and after faith crisis. I have said this many times here, during my faith crisis I came to doubt there was a God. Post faith crisis I believe there is, but my God is very different from common perceived LDS...