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by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday School, Jesus and the Robcast
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Sunday School, Jesus and the Robcast

We can definitely be a Pharisaical group. Some of us get very caught up in the "strict obedience" idea and I think a not too distant past version of our religion emphasized Pharisaical rules (I call it the McConkie era for lack of a better term). Many members who were raised and baptized in that era...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 11:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 101
Views: 2564

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

I see it two ways. The social scientist half of me thinks there is no way that church leaders can prevent people from shortening the name of the church when it's so freaking long. The name "Mormons" has stuck for decades, and it is unlikely that will change. BUT If this name change is part of an ef...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 07:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why Do You Stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Why Do You Stay?

My reasons also have tended to change. And for a while (about 10 years) I didn't stay. Currently I'd have to say it's because: 1) I do think at its core the church does teach Jesus Christ and Him crucified and resurrected. 2) Related to the first, this is where I feel most comfortable in a religious...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 74
Views: 1248

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I think talking loudly and publicly is also desperately needed. Members need to know when their church causes pain. How else would they know if they don't see it in someone's face? How else does it invade their thoughts? This is a good point. I don't think people would've been aware of the situatio...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 74
Views: 1248

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I think talking loudly and publicly is also desperately needed. Members need to know when their church causes pain. How else would they know if they don't see it in someone's face? How else does it invade their thoughts? This is a good point. I don't think people would've been aware of the situatio...
by DarkJedi
24 Sep 2018, 04:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 74
Views: 1248

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I agree with Mom and SD. From one of my earlier posts in this thread: I think the answer is very simple, and I think it exactly opposite of Young, Kelly, Dehlin, etc. Those named above express their opinions in a calm reasonable manner, they make no demands, and most importantly they never say or ev...
by DarkJedi
23 Sep 2018, 13:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Ours is coming up in a few weeks, I hope it is at least half as uplifting. Thanks for sharing Curt.
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 101
Views: 2564

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Kind of like adding the 4th fold to our church mission. Not really much talked about it by hardly anyone, even if a prophet did say it. "Muggles don't notice much, now do they?" I actually love that observation by Mr. Weasley (and others). I notice this in the church all the time. Just this week in...
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

SamBee wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 10:41
Sounds very similar to our stake conference where the Saturday session was all about ministering.
Our SP tells us that all adult sessions of SC everywhere are going to be about ministering this half of the year per the Q12.
by DarkJedi
20 Sep 2018, 09:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

Of course I agree we should love each other. I think that's primarily what Jesus asked us to do and I think it's universal among world religions and belief systems. It's kind of the "one thing" I believe (know) about God. But I also think I understand where the Seventy was coming from, and I think i...