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by nibbler
18 Dec 2018, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 107
Views: 4675

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

I guess I could have been clearer. When I say "we" I mean all members of the church, not just StayLDSers.
by nibbler
18 Dec 2018, 07:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 107
Views: 4675

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

I think people colored the truth without realizing that they were coloring the truth and we ended up here mostly because our desire to chase hope outstripped the desire to keep things more grounded.
by nibbler
18 Dec 2018, 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 107
Views: 4675

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

Random thoughts: We've had prophets say they will never lead us astray... It's funny, I think the original context of that statement was to convince an uncooperative body of saints to quit practicing something we view as bad (polygamy). ...laden with faith-promoting stories that seemed to deviate fr...
by nibbler
18 Dec 2018, 06:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Can We Just Get On With It
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Can We Just Get On With It

Only two more Sundays this year and one of them will be SM only. Though the last time we had a "SM only" Sunday, SM went 2 hours. 2 hours! What's wrong with people? ;) https://i.imgur.com/k6es2bL.png I can already tell home church is going to be a "thing." :( I'll do my studies, but I'm not looking ...
by nibbler
17 Dec 2018, 04:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

Switching gears, so new post. I can't think of a single member that is disappointed with any of the recent changes. Well... I think there are people that are disappointed with ministering. They really liked having people being beholden to visiting them under the old program. :P Maybe it's more the c...
by nibbler
17 Dec 2018, 04:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

I wouldn't hold my breath for a change that raises the baptism age. Too much working against it: 1) There is actual doctrine. D&C 68:27 - "And their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the laying on of the hands." When changes are made I think...
by nibbler
15 Dec 2018, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 107
Views: 4675

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

IMO "coerce" is too strong of a word but I'm also going to have to disagree, at least on some level. If you want to attend your own disciplinary council you will have to acquiesce to our demands. If you don't agree to our demands, you can't attend your own disciplinary council. Coercion implies forc...
by nibbler
14 Dec 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: 11-year old Deacons and Beehives

That's super interesting. Growing up, I always thought that the age for getting the priesthood, and advancing in the offices, was tied to unchanging, doctrinal revelation. Turns out, it is just policy that can be changed whenever "those in charge" see fit. Some (truncated ;) ) history on that subje...
by nibbler
14 Dec 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: 11-year old Deacons and Beehives

I'm guessing the rationale was to get the youth synced up into the same groups for Sundays where they do SS and Sundays where they do YM/YW. Currently a kid that was at a boundary age attends SS with other kids that have a birthday sometime during the calendar year but kids came and went from YM/YW ...
by nibbler
12 Dec 2018, 17:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 24
Views: 420

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

They won't always tell you and some contradict themselves. For sure but it doesn't hurt to make an attempt to discover what people want out of their church experience. If we can give that to them, we give it to them. If we can't, we cant. It's a challenge. No one wants to feel like they are less th...