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by grobert93
22 Jun 2020, 07:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations

What other steps might the church make to reinforce it's commitment against racism? I wanted to report on a really good SM (streamed meeting) I saw Sunday. Two African American members gave a talk and they talked about racism with the kid gloves off. It was the most powerful meeting I've heard in a...
by grobert93
20 Jun 2020, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

Just in the interest of trying not to turn this into an ad hominem attack on the person of DAB, I think it is useful to point out that DAB is a very accomplished professional educator/administrator. He earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Purdue University, was a published author and colleg...
by grobert93
19 Jun 2020, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

This really touched a nerve with me. It is with this background that I read the excerpts from Elder Bednar's speech and I have been flabbergasted. “While believers and their religious organizations must be good citizens in a time of crisis, never again can we allow government officials to treat the...
by grobert93
16 Jun 2020, 06:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)

I am a member of a more orthodox group where this subject was discussed. I found it interesting how many people were against even this small relaxation. Reasons given were the "uniform of the priesthood," that white represents the purity of Jesus Christ, that the Elders are supposed to stand out an...
by grobert93
16 Jun 2020, 06:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when you are judged
Replies: 20
Views: 2237

Re: What happens when you are judged

I remember hearing a talk given by a seventy once where he stated that we would get to choose where we would spend eternity. Rather than it being a judgement passed sentencing you to a particular place, our judgement would probably look more like a conversation (I guess maybe similar to one you mig...
by grobert93
15 Jun 2020, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations

I agree with what has been said. The church at current does not want to apologize for past treatment or prejudices because too many of our members (and probably our leaders) believe that the priesthood ban came from God. We do not want to do anything to rock the faith of our long term stalwart memb...
by grobert93
14 Jun 2020, 06:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)

Thanks, MM, for sharing that. I'm glad to see the leadership is starting to become more lenient in this way, even if it be happening a bit slow. I agree with Nibbler said: Progress is progress. Just wish they'd apologize for their non-lenient ways in the past; being told that it's a sin, giving int...
by grobert93
08 Jun 2020, 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?
Replies: 63
Views: 3926

Re: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?

I think that the church (regardless of who believes it is the truth restored church or not) recognizes that it's 2020 and nearly everyone has access to the internet and technology. This is a blessing and a curse for the church. Back in JS's day they could "get away" with a lot more (not just their h...
by grobert93
08 Jun 2020, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?
Replies: 63
Views: 3926

Re: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?

Our Stake sent out a survey asking members to vote on different opinions. Such as: - When will you feel comfortable about coming back to church? - Would you feel safe coming back to church? - Would you feel safe taking the sacrament? Growing up as a youth, it was drilled in my head that anyone who ...
by grobert93
05 Jun 2020, 07:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?
Replies: 63
Views: 3926

Re: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?

Arrakeen wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 07:44
I never saw the point of going to conference in-person. Doesn’t exactly strike me as entertaining. With the enthusiasm over home church, I’m expecting lots of talks about the importance of attending church meetings.
Ha, ha! This is hilarious because we know it's true.