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by Alex
16 Sep 2015, 20:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple clothing question
Replies: 11
Views: 3166

Re: Temple clothing question

I don't know if or when I will return to the temple. But I'm keeping my clothing and a couple pair of garments. If for some reason I pass away, I know it's likely my family/ward will probably prepare my body…and I don't want them to have any difficulties. Someone would go through my things and find ...
by Alex
15 Sep 2015, 21:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 6449

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

I used to think earlier in my life that polygamy was a test for the saints. I just can't accept that anymore because of the degree that it was implemented, the secrecy that was employed, and the fact it is still doctrine (I can marry another woman in the temple and my divorced wife-civil--is still s...
by Alex
14 Sep 2015, 21:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 6449

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

I understand the idea that prophets are fallible. But we aren't talking about a few mistakes or missteps….it's a matter of claiming revelations from God with very clear language written down and published; 30+ wives, some at the age of fourteen and telling them they were damned if they didn't agree;...
by Alex
14 Sep 2015, 20:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 6449

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

So what if the Church disavows polygamy? Does it mean it was never a correct principle? How can it ever do that? Either it was sanctioned by God or it wasn't. And if it is no longer a correct principle, was there a revelation to direct this? I never thought that polygamy would ever challenge my fait...
by Alex
04 Sep 2015, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many are leaving?
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: How many are leaving?

AND,...why can someone who is inactive and has actually gone and joined another church with full baptism and so forth in that church,...why are they left as a member of the LDS faith and their name not removed? I've seen that happen as well. Isn't there a policy about joining another church being c...
by Alex
31 Aug 2015, 21:16
Forum: Support
Topic: The calling I don't want has finally come
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: The calling I don't want has finally come

I think you may like it. I had this calling several years ago and it was not bad...the 11 year old boys are goofy, on the cusp of young adulthood, and easily entertained. The advancement tasks are simple and not difficult to teach. When things got boring we'd work on the "football badge" and just th...
by Alex
31 Aug 2015, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Accelerates Technology?
Replies: 23
Views: 1104

Re: Gospel Accelerates Technology?

Can you see a connection between the dispensation of the gospel and the rate of technological innovation? There is a clear connection between population and technology...this was outlined in the recent publication, "The Second Machine Age" complete with graph to show how human population (worldwide...
by Alex
23 Jul 2014, 20:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree
Replies: 38
Views: 2828

Re: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree

I am a senior administrator at a university and believe (I guess this is a thread where we're weighing in on what we believe) is that there was no direction from the top of the Church leadership...but that the local leadership wouldn't do something like this unless they believed they would have supp...
by Alex
11 May 2014, 21:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Rant - cleaning the building
Replies: 31
Views: 2281

Re: My Rant - cleaning the building

I enjoy cleaning the building, while I don't care much for cleaning my own home lol. All I can say is that I think it's a matter or priorities...there was one time I forgot I was "assigned" and didn't go, but if I had remembered would certainly have shown up. Wards that have an effective system to r...
by Alex
01 May 2014, 22:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Race & Priesthood Essay as Proclamation
Replies: 34
Views: 2803

Re: Race & Priesthood Essay as Proclamation

For me, it's less about spreading the word about this document and more about still trying to figure out "why" there was so much confusion about race and the priesthood. The document continues to raise questions for me. And the more I think about it, the closer I get (I think) to the answer. Conside...