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by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 15:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 25
Views: 312

Re: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances

I am a VERY frugal person. I am a bit of a hoarder financially. I do not know specifically what I am saving for. Retirement? Children's educations? Rainy day fund? Life is a funny thing. Do we tighten our belts and save our resources for tomorrow's need that may never come? Or do we make the best u...
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 15:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?

One take, they're ten cent words to give things an air of mysticism and to make it sound more important.

There's another approach. The loose definitions allow you to come up with your own meanings, which I see as a positive thing.
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 06:37
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Going to Church by Loomis
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

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Going to Church, 2017
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 06:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An alternate model for funding the church
Replies: 11
Views: 115

Re: An alternate model for funding the church

Tithing used to be 10% of surplus annually, meaning after all your expenses were taken care of, 10% of what you had left over. At some point they transitioned to 10% of income, but that was never a revelation, just a policy change. The wording in the D&C is still the same and could be interpreted a...
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 06:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 25
Views: 312

Re: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances

I hate to be that guy ...again... but one reading of that article is: 1) The church was struggling financially. 2) They made tithing a temple requirement. An admittedly uncharitable way of looking at this is, if you want to be saved and if you want to be able to perform the ordinances that will save...
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 05:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: God has Favorites?
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: God has Favorites?

To understand better, you mean they are teaching that the favorites are the people who obey god, not that favorites are a specific group of people - like Israelites or Mormons. We've probably got it all memorized by now, but here it is: Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taug...
by nibbler
18 Oct 2017, 05:33
Forum: Support
Topic: StayLDS reference center
Replies: 17
Views: 2930

Re: StayLDS reference center

So did Brigham Young receive revelation to take the priesthood from people of African descent? Maybe someone else could give a more definitive answer but I think we could only speculate on that point. He may have presented it as a revelation or he may have taken it as a given or a logical conclusio...
by nibbler
17 Oct 2017, 15:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An alternate model for funding the church
Replies: 11
Views: 115

Re: An alternate model for funding the church

Go public. Allow members to buy stock in the church. I wonder what the IPO would be? :twisted: ;) Or have investment packages members can buy into. My contributions bought this investment portfolio, it earned X amount of money in dividends last year, I made Y amount of money last year; my tithing wo...
by nibbler
17 Oct 2017, 15:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Nephew Met a GA
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: My Nephew Met a GA

I think most missionaries get a visit from an apostle at least once on their mission. I could be wrong. It's a big world. I remember three visits from GAs while I was on my mission. MTC: I was there when they did a worldwide broadcast to all missionaries from the MTC. Two apostles headlined. I sang ...
by nibbler
17 Oct 2017, 09:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Tell me why I don't like Sundays
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: Tell me why I don't like Sundays

My "challenge" is not just "convincing myself why I need to be in there listening", but I am cursed with our chapel has a very small internet connection (read useless once >1 ward is in the building) and it is a cell dead spot. Most of the time I can't get cellular data at all. Bison Burrito works ...