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by LDS_Scoutmaster
21 Mar 2019, 14:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 885

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

I totally get the Star Wars analogy. I similarly associate many things in life, ie Force to the Spirit, midichloridans to the priesthood etc. I thought about Moses as well when I started writing, as well as others. There are so many similarities with other fables. If someone at one time believed tha...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
20 Mar 2019, 15:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 885

Was Nephi a real person?

It's a rhetorical question I guess. I've come to the point that I have moved from defending the BoM as historically accurate and how I used to try to fit the lands into existing maps, to a general agnosticism. Is it possible that there were these people that came from the old world to the new? Sure....
by LDS_Scoutmaster
20 Mar 2019, 14:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: TR interview and porn

Roy, your DD is very astute. She will do great in life. My youngest hates public speaking but makes it through it, in one sense I hate pushing him to speak, and the other I think it helps him (he's socially awkward like his dad). I've never had additional questions nor interpretations during the TR ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
28 Jan 2019, 15:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Cooking with alcohol
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Cooking with alcohol

I don't have a problem with it. I grew up around alcohol and yes there are concerns about addiction in my family, but fortunately I never liked the hard stuff. Beer on the other hand... I brew my own home brew and burn off (most of) the alcohol. I also don't really have a problem with Non-alcoholic ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
08 Jan 2019, 17:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

I was frank with my children (most now grown) about bishops interviews when they were younger. There was one bishop I was concerned might be 'overzealous' in his questions. I certainly don't think a bishop should ask direct questions about masterbation or porn, I've heard too many shady stories. For...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
08 Jan 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1102

Re: Two hour church experiences

However, our Sunday School was very well attended. I'm not sure if it was because there was less motivation for loitering in the halls (which many of our members do) ... I miss my foyer class :( lol It was one of my only downtime social outlets. We also meet with another ward in the same building, ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
03 Jan 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the temple changes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1048

Re: Thoughts on the temple changes?

The first time I attended the temple I asked my bishop in the celestial room if all this was received by JS. He answered that it was, it could be that he didn't know, or didn't want to open up an hour long discussion on changes. He probably didn't know. I think these are positive changes. My DW and ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
30 Dec 2018, 20:53
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Beyond Stonehenge: the cities built to celebrate the sun
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Beyond Stonehenge: the cities built to celebrate the sun

I've read Stonehenge Decoded by Gerald Hawkins, fantastic book if anyone is interested. He put all of the alignments of the stones into a computer and found many more seasonal alignments, such as the 19 year cycle of the moon, all in Stonehenges alignments. I recommend it if anyone is interested in ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
26 Dec 2018, 16:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The legend of the Northern Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: The legend of the Northern Lights

Nice thank you for sharing!

My first thought was there were going to be bears along the journey, eating the salmon as they swam up the river. :problem:
by LDS_Scoutmaster
20 Dec 2018, 09:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 2204

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

He said something to the effect of all the changes are pointing toward the end of what he called "casual membership." Exactly. I see it as the old way wasn't working so let's make the 'requirements' more broad and open. Lose the rigidity. And I see ministering as only more when more is needed, and ...