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by Holy Cow
09 Apr 2019, 11:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: What Would It Take?

I haven't had a recommend in many years, and don't see that changing anytime in the foreseeable future. I have a niece getting married in the temple soon, and I'm more than happy to sit in the foyer and wait. My wife asked if I'd rather stay home and then show up to the reception later. But, I want ...
by Holy Cow
05 Apr 2019, 08:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 50
Views: 729

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

Quite literally, if we took away the Book of Mormon, nothing doctrinal in the Church would change. Instead I feel it is solely used as a "sign" the Church is true, but that's where the value ends. Other than that, is it anything more than an "inspiring story"? Does it serve any other purpose? The o...
by Holy Cow
01 Apr 2019, 15:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 1202

Re: What is there left to change?

Church hours - I think this is working. Except. Eliminate SS. Perhaps combined meetings once a month, or less like on a 5th sunday. Home Study - I hate this. So far it seems to be more of a way to get a correlated curriculum of mundane-ness into my home. Used to be I could leave this at church. I l...
by Holy Cow
01 Apr 2019, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 1202

Re: What is there left to change?

GC is a week away. The web is rife with rumors. Most of them totally bogus. So...what is left to change? Thus far, church hours home study temple program mission rules seminary quorums classes death rituals Your thoughts? Personally, I would like to see them change the requirement for young men nee...
by Holy Cow
27 Mar 2019, 08:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Happy Are You?
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: How Happy Are You?

I said "Extremely Happy," although I think that's kind of a stretch. I'd say I'm really "Mostly Happy." But the next category was "Somewhat Happy," and that felt too low. I generally happy with life right now. Of course, there are those ups and downs caused by the typical curve balls that life throw...
by Holy Cow
21 Mar 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

My math might be off by a year here and there: DHO: Becomes prophet in 2020 at the age of 87 - passes away at the age of 92, serving 5 years as prophet JRH: Becomes prophet in 2025 at the age of 84 - MRB passed away at some point during the DHO administration - passes away at the age of 90, serving...
by Holy Cow
21 Mar 2019, 08:05
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 850

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

The trouble with Star Wars is that it is utterly commercial and what spiritual messages it has are undermined and destroyed by the fact that the makers of the films are so obsessed with making money out of every last detail. Star Wars is to spirituality what the Spice Girls are to opera. Unfortunat...
by Holy Cow
18 Mar 2019, 16:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rome Temple

This is off topic but I think the subject that we never broach at church is what we do if we receive personal revelation that isn't in harmony with the revelation a church leader receives. I think we often resolve that in our minds by making the assumption that a genuine personal revelation would a...
by Holy Cow
11 Mar 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rome Temple

3) Photo ops as impoertant religious leaders with the Pope are powerful propaganda. It does send a message to a whole lot of people, inside and outside the LDS Church. Priceless? Probably not. Worth what it cost as part of the package? Probably. I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, which is ...
by Holy Cow
11 Mar 2019, 15:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rome Temple

I don't feel like this temple was built for the local membership. It will likely have more attendance from LDS members who are visiting Rome, than from the actual local members. Any time a church member goes to Italy for vacation, the Rome temple will now be on the list of sites that they MUST see (...