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by nibbler
18 Nov 2017, 19:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most of our life is childhood
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Most of our life is childhood

Are we even physically capable of remembering things as infants? Like we're still in the process of assembling our tape recorder and once it's built we still don't have much experience with using the tapes. However, what about the rest? It's no secret time goes faster as you age. But as children we ...
by nibbler
18 Nov 2017, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GA tidbits from stake conference
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: GA tidbits from stake conference

I'll be that guy. I'm in a funk, the days are shorter, excuse #273, etc. 1) I can imagine the local ward wise-@$$ will start forcibly correcting people that refer to men as the priesthood for years to come. Told ya I'd be that guy, the local StayLDS wise-@$$. ;) 4) Semantics? Renewing an existing co...
by nibbler
18 Nov 2017, 08:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How souls choose their parents
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: How souls choose their parents

It's hard to extract much value from teachings like the preexistence or reincarnation when a part of the premise is that we undergo a memory wipe and hence can remember nothing of our previous life. What good does learning your lesson do if you don't remember it? If there's a complete memory wipe on...
by nibbler
18 Nov 2017, 06:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

Katzpur, A few years ago I had an experience similar to one of yours. Some overzealous temple worker that was making me jump through hoops that simply don't exist but for whatever reason they were going to hound me until I jumped through them. Over the years I've run into and heard stories about peo...
by nibbler
17 Nov 2017, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

I enjoy helping in the baptistry.

I've done exactly one initiatory. Mine. I understand it has changed, don't care. The first time was a bad enough experience to turn me off them for good.

If I never did another endowment session I wouldn't miss it. It's overlong.
by nibbler
17 Nov 2017, 14:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

Question I want to put out there, is why do you think the endowment ceremony is kept so secretive? I honestly don't feel like I had any big revelations, or insights into the universe. I was also disappointed. I've heard, "We don't talk about it, not because it's secret, but because it's sacred." Bu...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2017, 06:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations

Even when people assimilate into other cultures/groups of people willingly, it's not without its struggles, doubts, and questioning. It's difficult to find belonging in unfamiliar places, with people who value different things than you. I agree with Roy in the sense that if some people deem their c...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2017, 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

My first temple experience, I had fasted 48 hours for. If you chased that fast with alcohol you could have had a temple experience closer to the original restored experiences. :angel: As soon as the session was over, I grabbed a V8 and a cookie. The cafeteria was closing down, and I didn't have man...
by nibbler
15 Nov 2017, 13:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Why? Do you have to hurt my Children too.
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Why? Do you have to hurt my Children too.

I'm sorry you're having those bad experiences. :( FWIW I've heard the song Mary Did You Know sung many times during sacrament meeting. I can't give good advice. Out of all the players in your story I probably have the most in common with your daughter. How do you think your BP would react if you tal...
by nibbler
15 Nov 2017, 07:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

I joined the church later in life so the temple was never some goal that I had looked forward to all my life but when I joined the church I was a 100% believer. Story time. When I went to the temple to receive the endowment I was sitting in the lobby area inside the temple and someone that had obvio...