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by tblue
18 Aug 2016, 06:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table

I wonder if his FAIR talk included sentiments that Deseret Book wouldn't tolerate for "Planted." That's their prerogative, but the book doesn't resonant quite strongly enough with people struggling and leaving. This could be a real turning point. Deseret Books does carry "Planted', but I could be m...
by tblue
16 Aug 2016, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table

I wonder if his FAIR talk included sentiments that Deseret Book wouldn't tolerate for "Planted." That's their prerogative, but the book doesn't resonant quite strongly enough with people struggling and leaving. This could be a real turning point. Deseret Books does carry "Planted', but I could be m...
by tblue
16 Aug 2016, 12:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Patrick Mason lays it all out on the table

I missed catching the link to hear the talk by Patrick Mason; however, I found this short article that 'reports' on the talk. http://goo.gl/jD8vjq "Patrick Mason was the first FairMormon speaker on Friday afternoon. His remarks, entitled “The Courage of Our Convictions: Embracing Mormonism in a Secu...
by tblue
25 May 2016, 19:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Distinct LDS Teachings with BOM references?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Distinct LDS Teachings with BOM references?

It's quite possible that I don't understand the question, but I remembered a site that seems to fit what you asked. If not, please forgive the interruption. :) Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual https://www.lds.org/manual/book-of-mormon-gospel-doctrine-teachers-manual?lang=eng And here...
by tblue
24 May 2016, 12:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 489
Views: 56538

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Listening to the BoM Discussion on Jacob 1-3, 7... Stanley Johnson said that a Sunday School teacher once asked: " Do you really believe another person's soul is as precious as your own?" That certainly stopped the parade of thoughts. Seemed to me that part of the problem of not respecting the soul ...
by tblue
24 May 2016, 10:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: TR Question Survey - Question 10b: Word of Wisdom
Replies: 58
Views: 7287

Re: TR Question Survey - Question 10b: Word of Wisdom

Wayfarer, I have enjoyed reading this topic and your views regarding it. I had a glass of wine with friends at a fundraising trivia night. I did not feel that I lost any spiritual connection and I quite enjoyed to relaxing effect and wonderful conversation with friends. Unfortunately I find that it...
by tblue
21 May 2016, 15:47
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?

Come to think of it, I don't know if it's okay to discuss Bible topics in Stay LDS as there is no forum set aside for it. Please let me know if it's a problem. I'm short on answers, but my mind just sorta gravitates toward questions regardless of which texts I am studying. It is perfectly OK to dis...
by tblue
21 May 2016, 13:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?

The rod of iron was seen in a vision/dream and like so many things in Mormonism is symbolic. It is kind of a cool story, often taken too literally IMO. Most members would probably tell you the iron rod represents the scriptures, and perhaps even specifically the Book of Mormon, due to the explanati...
by tblue
21 May 2016, 10:57
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?

Knowing that some level of Masonic practices are part of Mormonism, I was curious as to whether there could be a 'testing area' of 'applicants'. Perhaps far-fetched, but if anyone has any thoughts on this experience, I'd appreciate the info. Was it hoped I would experience the 'burning in the bosom...
by tblue
21 May 2016, 08:35
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

Re: Not Mormon but ... Mormon-ish?

I had done the search, I just didn't know which one you were referring to. I agree there is much the NT doesn't tell us, partly because of translation and word usage issues, partly because the context was assumed to be understood by the readers/listeners of the time, and partly due to various other...