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by dande48
16 Jan 2019, 11:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: End of YSA SS

FWIW i think YSA is one of the better programs of the church. I think gospel principles eases investigators into the church - we have so much jargon and unusual doctrine that people can't be expected to get it straight away. Man, I had the exact opposite problem on my mission. The teachers would al...
by dande48
15 Jan 2019, 22:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: Worldwide Devotional

Maybe I'm growing numb. Maybe I've seen too much. Maybe its because I've gotten to know all you great people. Or maybe I just have really low expectations. But these sort of talks don't really phase me anymore. We know it's not true. The evidence is against it. Their worldview is narrowminded. Such ...
by dande48
15 Jan 2019, 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Rome Temple

I wish we had left the Versailles Temple and Rome Temple off the grid. I may change my mind, but I don't think so. I think we should put our little temples on ground that isn't historic to another country or religion. We are very universalist in our religion. It's doctrine (or at least pseudo-doctr...
by dande48
15 Jan 2019, 08:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing

I don't know about the ordinance post changes but the one before didn't mention the word love. The actual ordinance itself is very short and mostly consists of pronouncing blessings on the couple in scripture speak. From my understanding, the Christian emphasis on "love" (as we now define it) is mo...
by dande48
14 Jan 2019, 19:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should be ADDED to the WoW?
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: What should be ADDED to the WoW?

Just saw this article , stating that we are now more likely to die from opiod overdose than from a motor-vehicle crash. I know Utah has historically had a pretty bad record with this, and am not sure what the numbers are. But I remember hearing that over 2/3 of the overdose fatalities were caused by...
by dande48
14 Jan 2019, 16:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Rome Temple

The complex looks really nice. I especially liked the design of Christ surrounded by the apostles in the visitor's center. My biggest complaint with temple design in general, is the golden Angel Moroni on top. I also don't know how I feel about the outward design of the temple, though the inside loo...
by dande48
14 Jan 2019, 06:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should be ADDED to the WoW?
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: What should be ADDED to the WoW?

FWIW, I think the Church could seriously do with a redefining of what "commandments" are. They are not an arbitrary command from God, that he will reward us for keeping or punish us for disobeying. They are not meant to divide us into camps of "worthy" and "unworthy". Virtue should be its own reward...
by dande48
13 Jan 2019, 17:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Word of Wisdom: The next change
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Word of Wisdom: The next change

We had one new convert really struggle with giving up tea too by the way. She started getting really bad headaches. Sometimes you have to reduce intake rather than just suddenly quitting when you are dependent on something. I'd bet anything, that's the caffeine for ya! It's another thing that can b...
by dande48
13 Jan 2019, 17:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Word of Wisdom: The next change
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Word of Wisdom: The next change

As to alcohol and other addictive substances, I get the point, but sugar works like heroin. Those candy bars, snack packs, donuts - all of them are driven by a chemical craving. Now they don't impair your brain like alcohol, heroin and other substances, but the way we Westerners live on it that can...