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by nibbler
10 Jun 2019, 19:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a couple of thoughts...
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Just a couple of thoughts...

1. The church seems to have the requirement that asks the membership to conform. Conform to doctrine, beliefs, dress, etc. 2. Don't ask a lot of questions. If you do, you run the risk of exclusion. Not being accepted, validated & excluded from callings. What's interesting to me is these things coex...
by nibbler
10 Jun 2019, 05:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Are all religions the same?

How have any of you reconciled this, or made peace that it is possible that we all have it wrong? And is it possible that “truth” can be in the eye of the beholder and not universal? That's a tough question to answer. If "truth" is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder firmly believes that th...
by nibbler
09 Jun 2019, 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Has the church really changed

But really has anything fundamentally changed? A few policies and procedures for sure but the power structure remains intact. Everything is still top down with no local input. 15 aged white men still make every decision. Maybe that is a good thing to keep things going in a unified direction but nev...
by nibbler
09 Jun 2019, 14:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Has the church really changed

Some changes are more immediate but I think it will take time before other changes start to have an effect on established culture. 1 year wait period : Short term I imagine most couples doing what we've done historically, make a combined marriage/sealing in the temple the priority. Given time we may...
by nibbler
07 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

They made changes about 6 months ago. Here's a thread that has some discussion on it: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9296 My personal theory is that the slideshow is only temporary, that leaders wanted changes to happen immediately without waiting for a new movie production to be complete before they implement...
by nibbler
05 Jun 2019, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blinded by Faith
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: Blinded by Faith

I think there are multiple definitions of faith that we try to mesh together into a unified theory but sometimes it really is separate concepts that we try to wrangle together. 1) There's faith that could be equated with the motivational force behind everything we do. 2) There's faith that could be ...
by nibbler
04 Jun 2019, 18:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Share the Good?
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Share the Good?

I love the idea of doing good in the world, but I hate how in the church doing good means spreading the gospel. Especially on social media. We spend so much of our time as a church focusing on missionary work, that we make little or no effort to do service. When so many other churches do. I wish we...
by nibbler
04 Jun 2019, 17:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 653

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

I suppose a major factor in how much this bothers me is what I see as the hypocrisy. We play fast and loose with truth, accuracy, and context when it suits us while at the same time promoting ourselves as searchers and defenders of ultimate truth. When other churches and movements do this sort of t...
by nibbler
04 Jun 2019, 04:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Share the Good?
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Share the Good?

From what I've seen over the years we don't appear to have a problem posting general conference memes all over social media. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯