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by nibbler
20 Feb 2019, 05:51
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why Miracles?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Why Miracles?

3) After reading the sanitized, whitewashed, and faith promoting version of the founding events of LDS church history, I am struck by how some individuals can attribute miracles to events that some others present saw as just normal. Then fairly quickly thereafter, the accounts of miracles get promo...
by nibbler
20 Feb 2019, 05:25
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why Miracles?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Why Miracles?

1) I get the impression that in OT times one of the purposes of scripture was to establish monolatrism. People believed in existence of multiple gods but the primary concern was to have people worship only one of them. In that context, the magicians of Pharaoh make more sense. Sure Pharaoh has his g...
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 08:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: After temple ordinances...am I done?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: After temple ordinances...am I done?

I think that the "highest" calling one obtains can fill the void of what happens once you've checked all the boxes... at least for men.
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 08:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday School - Not.
Replies: 34
Views: 861

Re: New Sunday School - Not.

Is it too soon to start asking for just 1 hour church and skip the Sunday School classes?????? :think: Based on past experience, you'll get permission to do this in about 40 years. Or tomorrow. Your choice. ;) Right now, that is huge struggle for me. I am having trouble speaking up. Something I hav...
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly

I find it bizarre that some people are against this. It is weekly, which I don't find excessive. One common theme I'm seeing is that people are reliving the hardship of not being able to call home on their mission. Maybe people feel it's unfair or people are looking for the church to acknowledge th...
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 08:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly

Oh, and one thing we shouldn't overlook here is the wording about time limits (essentially there is no limit). My son had been strictly limited (policed, even) to 30 minutes each for the two annual video calls. (By policed I mean the APs were actually in the room with timers.) :lol: :lol: Maybe the...
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 08:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

Our grandkids will be asked to pack two swimsuits as a part of the things they're expected to take on a mission. :P
by nibbler
16 Feb 2019, 07:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: After temple ordinances...am I done?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: After temple ordinances...am I done?

I can't speak for the doctrines but personally, I'm done when I accept that I'm done. One of those contradiction things, I only obtain salvation after deciding to stop chasing it. Baptism AP and MP (for whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods) Endowment Sealed Second anointing Thi...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2019, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Missionaries can call home weekly

https://www.thechurchnews.com/global/2019-02-15/latter-day-saint-missionaries-can-now-call-text-home-weekly-first-presidency-announces-49001 The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday an update to guidelines regarding communication between full-time mis...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2019, 10:39
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I talk to my wife about my faith crisis?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: How do I talk to my wife about my faith crisis?

Part of me hopes that if presented with the material the right way, she might be able to see the church for what it is, but I don't know the best way to go about it. Does anyone have any advice?? I don't have much time right now and hope to be able to give a better response in the future but my gut...