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by DarkJedi
15 Jun 2019, 04:24
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

First I agree totally with what Minyan Man said. Don't say anything so concrete that you can't take it back or clarify what you meant. I don't know your bishop, there are some really loving and understanding guys out there and there are some who are totally the opposite and there's everything in bet...
by DarkJedi
14 Jun 2019, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

Thanks for sharing. I have read some stuff from Rachel Cope in the past and she's definitely one of the good guys. Having had four students at BYU I can say there are more of them than you might think there and that's a good thing. Do you feel hopeful or hopeless (or somewhere in between) about the ...
by DarkJedi
14 Jun 2019, 04:49
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: How I came back

I also joined the church in 1981 while in the military but I was single. The thing that struck me about your return story was the realization that things aren't binary. When I came to myself (using the term in the story of the prodigal son) I also recognized that and it makes all the difference. The...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 18:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

I understand felix to be saying that the referenced revelation on October 13, 1882 does not seem to address the WoW and that the people who edit the next version of the seminary manual might want to change that sentence to, "In 1882, the Lord revealed to President John Taylor that the Word of Wisdo...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

Do the women still veil their faces during prayer? No. Not ever. They still put on the hats/veils but they never cover them. I think we should drop the hat/veil thing all together. As usual no one has called to collect my input. I'm not trying to be irreverent here, but what would you replace the v...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

I think there were many things like this happening in the early church which would surprise us and teach us how revelation in the church works. All it takes, it seems, is a prophet to say we must obey it...and it is done. "patching together a theology" is kind of another way to say "ongoing revelat...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 12:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

I think we live in a new era where we do and should question and I think Elder Bednar (and others) made that pretty clear in last GC. I believe he is making this his present platform. At least he continued it when he was in our area recently. I agree. I am not a huge fan of DAB, but I did really li...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

Not super surprising in light of the way things worked in what I hope is quickly becoming the "old church." That is, if it was in a manual, church magazine, etc., or mentioned over the pulpit, it just wasn't questioned. I think we live in a new era where we do and should question and I think Elder B...
by DarkJedi
12 Jun 2019, 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

I believe that there is definitely some truth to this. In my mission in south America it was customary for many men to go play soccer and drink with the guys on Sunday. Not all men did this but enough of them did that it was seen as the macho thing to do. When a man was baptized into the church the...
by DarkJedi
11 Jun 2019, 05:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?

I wonder if Paul H. Dunn making up stories so he can sell books was considered Priestcraft. He was subject to some discipline as a result of that... I know a well placed guy who believes all the books written by GAs are priestcraft because the purpose of the books is to make money for the author an...