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by nibbler
05 Dec 2018, 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Relationships - Temporariness and How to Deal
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Church Relationships - Temporariness and How to Deal

Shamelessly stolen:
Nobody talks about Jesus' miracle of having 12 close friends in his 30s.
Being able to turn water into wine probably helped.
by nibbler
04 Dec 2018, 13:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 35
Views: 1646

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

I agree with the premise, I'll just throw this out there. If you are one who believes, you can't see why others don't interpret the data the same way you do? I mean... come on... the magic bullet, right? If you are an anti-conspiracy person, then everything has an explanation. Two people look at the...
by nibbler
01 Dec 2018, 13:55
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 35
Views: 1646

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

Which brings me back to my original post and question: If it wasn't an uneducated JS then whom? How did someone born in the wilds of pre-Columbian North America write it? Putting on my apologist hat - it's one thing to write down current events about contemporary public figures and another thing en...
by nibbler
30 Nov 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quest for Constant Joy
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: The Quest for Constant Joy

My question -- how do you keep yourself in that constant state of "enjoyment" that you read about in the scriptures? In a constant state of happiness and excitement about life, in spite of aging, bad behavior of others, obstacles, set backs, situations where people don't affirm you? In spite of the...
by nibbler
29 Nov 2018, 15:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 63
Views: 3731

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

But what does a leadership team do when someone from the inside is attacking the ship? Let them keep at it? I listened to the Radio Free Mormon podcast with Bill Reel, which is something I don't typically do. In that podcast he made the point that when he attended church he didn't say anything cont...
by nibbler
29 Nov 2018, 12:36
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Unlearning What I Have Learned
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Unlearning What I Have Learned

I'm still trying to reconcile how to be apart of a church that I believe has Christ's gospel, but live with a culture that I don't feel is always Christlike. That's a tough one. I try to remind myself that we're in a fallen world and a culture that doesn't have issues just doesn't exist. This going...
by nibbler
29 Nov 2018, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 63
Views: 3731

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

If this were an employer and an employee took public shots at the company they would be let go. This is true but it's also how an employer would behave. If we're okay with stating that the church should be nothing more than a man-made organization then we can hold it to the standards of man-made or...
by nibbler
28 Nov 2018, 12:02
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

After reading the thread I find myself wondering what "restoration" means to all parties involved. In context, what does "restoration" mean to Pte. Nelson? Ministering 2 Hour Church Hackles up over the label Mormons Home church Combined PH quorums I wouldn't really call those things restorations. A ...
by nibbler
27 Nov 2018, 14:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?

I'm not too worried about it. I'm already studying scripture every week (I define scripture loosely). I have no plans on making any changes and I'd feel comfortable telling people at church that I'm engaged in the program.
by nibbler
27 Nov 2018, 14:03
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

He either has other changes planned, doling them out one or two at a time every time general conference rolls around, or it's an attempt to keep people motivated/excited. The mileage I'd like to get with a quote like that: Let's all keep an open mind because we don't currently have all the answers (...