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by DarkJedi
14 Aug 2018, 05:04
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Lonely Search for God
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: My Lonely Search for God

I don't have a lot of time at the moment but I wanted to say welcome. I relate to much of what you said, as will others here. I agree with you, the pure doctrine is in the CoJCoLDS but it is sometimes so buried under the other "stuff" that it's hard to find. This community has been a great help to m...
by DarkJedi
10 Aug 2018, 16:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional

Bro Huntsman specifically pointed out, he wasn't referring to "safe spaces" in the way it is commonly used in society. He meant it in "creating environments that are, on the one hand, places of faith where we can seek and nurture testimony, but are also, on the other, places where our sisters and b...
by DarkJedi
10 Aug 2018, 16:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional

I have shared this and Sr. Wadsworth from the previous week (also inclusive and good) with the entire SPresidency and high council. https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/lori-l-wadsworth_seeing-the-divinity-in-others/ (text) https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/lori-l-wadsworth_seeing-the-divinity-in-others/?M=V...
by DarkJedi
10 Aug 2018, 16:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past

My problem with this is that there is a formula and procedure they use, right? I've wanted to see what this is like but I suspect they'd sniff out a non-Catholic quickly. I'd do it on vacation somewhere else. From what I understand, the Catholic priesthood will usually accept anyone's confession, C...
by DarkJedi
10 Aug 2018, 11:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

I'm one of those people who appreciates certain symbolism. Symbolism is the only thing that makes the temple tolerable for me. But, I see no symbolic significance in partaking of the sacrament with the right hand. I can at the same time respect those who do find symbolism in it, as long as it is not...
by DarkJedi
08 Aug 2018, 06:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional

Two of my sons (one on the recommendation of the other) have had Br. Huntsman as a teacher. They both loved him and told numerous stories about his frankness and willingness to poke fun at the culture (to the chagrin of some in the classes). He is also a MoTab member. I'll try to get to this speech ...
by DarkJedi
08 Aug 2018, 05:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. Are they? On the one hand you have people who go on missions who don't want to, and betray themselves, and then with the military, you'...
by DarkJedi
07 Aug 2018, 15:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sacred Myth and Truth Claims
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Sacred Myth and Truth Claims

Is the Church trying to gently move in this direction, or trying to make space for people who are already there (most of the people on this forum)? Yes, I believe so. Does this naturally lead to less devotion in observance (church attendance, wearing garments when it's hot, paying fast offerings, e...
by DarkJedi
06 Aug 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Kirby and missions

I, too, support those who decide to not go on missions. As Kirby points out, going on a mission is sometimes portrayed as a commandment but it isn't. Noe of the current or immediately preceding members of the FP served missions (and only Monson had the war to use as an excuse). I have also chatted w...
by DarkJedi
06 Aug 2018, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Kirby and missions

Having had three sons who have served or are serving a mission I liked Kirby's column this week. None of my three were pressured to go on a mission, they all chose to do so themselves (one very surprisingly so). All of them also have talked about companions and other missionaries who were pressured ...