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by dande48
17 May 2019, 22:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I don't know what movement you are talking about here, nor what group you are saying this movement is belittling. The post is about a book that describes childhood development as relates to gender roles. I wasn't refering to the book. That's a very old theory, and I agree with the premise. I was re...
by dande48
17 May 2019, 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Everything's on the table now

I think we can all agree that the church leadership has been operating from a different mindset then perhaps a "warts and all" historian would use. They operate more like lawyers, PR people, or CEOs. That is reasonable and understandable without questioning their moral compass. I question the moral...
by dande48
17 May 2019, 08:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Everything's on the table now

dande48, "shady" carries an obvious connotation of dishonesty. That is my only objection to using it in a case like this. I truly believe the leadership is not being dishonest. A doctor who misdiagnoses or mistreats usually isn't being "dishonest" either. I strongly believe the prophets and Church ...
by dande48
16 May 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

Yeah, I've read Robert Greene. Great writer, highly amoral. I'm not interested in anything else he has to say. "Masculinity" by definition is "qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men." "Femininity" by defintion is "qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of women." By us...
by dande48
16 May 2019, 12:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I'd go with the term "Machavellian". Calling it "toxic masculinity" is sexist; a woman can be just as much of a d*** as any guy.

And I'd put Robert Greene deep into the deep in the camp of "toxic masculinity", as well as anyone who applies his teachings.
by dande48
16 May 2019, 12:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program

Ability to learn new skills or knowledge Confidence in learning new things is a major component of future educational and vocational success. Part of the intent is to give members an easy way to feel like they have the ability to learn in an academic setting. That really is huge, psychologically. Y...
by dande48
16 May 2019, 07:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1193

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

When I was young, I heard that the three "S"s were guaranteed to grab everyone's attention: Sex, Satan, and the Second Coming. Food storage ties in nicely with that last one; not to mention, former prophets were very specific in stating we'd one day need it. It makes people feel proud and excited. F...
by dande48
15 May 2019, 21:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Everything's on the table now

Or it is an example of someone who sincerely believed something and then, for some reason, realized it was not truth and merely an incorrect opinion. The main difference between them, and you or me, is that they claim authority, and use that authority to convince others of their correctness of what...
by dande48
15 May 2019, 20:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program

Although they would not get the same revenue as from their traditional tuition, the students are ones from whom they would not receive any revenue otherwise - and online courses are much cheaper to administer than on-ground courses. I think this is the way most college eduation is leaning in the fu...
by dande48
15 May 2019, 20:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program

I guess I don't get the purpose of the Pathway program other than to let people who are otherwise not qualified enter BYU-I. The courses seem pretty light. What is meant by "professional skills"? Semantics again, but it's technically "BYU-I online", rather than BYU-I. ;) I did see some statistics o...