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by LookingHard
16 Jan 2018, 14:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

I generally don't talk about it. It only comes up when I mention my kids are at the Y or when I turn down drinks.
by LookingHard
16 Jan 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Sheldon
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Young Sheldon

I have heard the "we get our own planet" even back in my teens in the 70's. All the YM knew that. The ones really in the know knew that they get one planet for each wife they had. I think the part about her cat was wacko. I did like that Sheldon said she liked her, but then again, Sheldon would like...
by LookingHard
16 Jan 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church

As I spend years learning so much, mulling over things, and trying to figure out how I feel about them - I would say that one of the big issues I have is not quite so much church history, but how the current and several generations have dealt with that history. Take the example above of tithing. To ...
by LookingHard
16 Jan 2018, 14:29
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: D Michael Quinn -- the Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: D Michael Quinn -- the Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power

I have not read it yet, but I do plan on it. I heard several reviews and interviews and I am assuming when I read it I will actually think a bit higher of the handling of the finances. But I still have a few core issues (placing to much into financial investments and not enough towards helping other...
by LookingHard
16 Jan 2018, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FP under RMN Presidency
Replies: 32
Views: 601

Re: FP under RMN Presidency

RMN does seem healthy and I would bet it would be longer than this, but according to one https://www.lifeexpectancycalculators.com/actuarial-life-tables.html AGE 93 Expected Lifetime 6 Years Remaining 3 Life expectancy is not the same as "full mental capabilities", but even in that case it seems RMN...
by LookingHard
13 Jan 2018, 16:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood

sjsrsee, I saw this and it reminded of me of what you said. The online site for “The New Republic” titled its piece “Mormonism’s Crisis of Faith”: https://newrepublic.com/article/146589/mormonisms-crisis-faith The final paragraph includes these words: So now church leaders must constantly contend wi...
by LookingHard
12 Jan 2018, 17:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lighthearted Look at Succession in the Presidency
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Lighthearted Look at Succession in the Presidency

Someone doctored up some video of Uchtdorf showing emotions as he supposedly is NOT brought into the presidency.

A bit irreverent for some, but good editing job.
https://www.dropshots.com/whitesalamand ... 1/08:09:12
by LookingHard
12 Jan 2018, 17:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Now the wife of a bishop!
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Now the wife of a bishop!

When I was bishop, my wife didn't like all the new "fake" friends she had. She knew they were just her friend because of my calling, After I was released, they all went away, and she was back to her real friends. We once had a meeting in our stake with just the bishops and a 70, Elder Gillespie. He...
by LookingHard
12 Jan 2018, 16:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Priesthood blessing of healing
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

I am glad some of you have had experiences with this. This still leaves me quite puzzled why I have never, why I have never felt anything positive about the temple (other than "nice decorations"), never felt an indication that a calling was for someone. It is nice to quote the scripture "for some it...
by LookingHard
12 Jan 2018, 09:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood

if these men were truly called of God to be prophets, seers, and revelators, they could teach something that the church now says is not true. Today, we call them theories, but if you were a part of the church before 1978, it was what you were told was true. If what Brigham Young and other prophets ...