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by dande48
17 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

They tend to use their own translation which suits their doctrine and is inconsistent. Also, a lot of their doctrine is dependent on [Ensign]. And doctrine changes on a regular basis. A lot of [Mormons] notice this if they are around for long enough. This sounds a lot like us, doesn't it? :twisted:
by dande48
17 Sep 2018, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 44
Views: 713

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have one question though, how do having all these resignations help Protect the Children? This initially started to protect kids and youth during interviews. Now what happens? If everyone who had a stake in the initial agenda leaves, was the effort worth it? What about all the children left behin...
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 21:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 44
Views: 713

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I saw this from the SLT:
"Young’s ousting means he is no longer a Latter-day Saint. He can’t serve in church positions or enter the faith’s temples, pay tithing or speak or offer a public prayer in church meetings."
Ouch!
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 19:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

Huh??!! I know the church is a bit different in different places, but getting pregnant out of wedlock is looked at with the same judgementalism here as just having sex out of wedlock (except that when one becomes pregnant the sex is more obvious and probably adds to the judgementalism). It's easier...
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 10:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result. I've seen this happen (informally) in LDS culture. I always thought it was kind of silly. Having sex out of wedlock is a sin. Getting pr...
by dande48
14 Sep 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 630

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

FWIW, my point is, from a non-believing, secular point of view, Jesus was racist. i.e. He discriminated and treated people differently based on their race. But you can take the story, and through the "eyes of faith" reinterpret that view in a way which makes Jesus fully accepting regardless of race....
by dande48
14 Sep 2018, 05:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 630

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

Not completely sure of this. There are at least two stories involving him with positive interaction with Samaritans, and his relations with Romans were not always negative. When a Cannanite woman asked Jesus for help, He called her a dog because of her race, and was only willing to toss her the "sc...
by dande48
12 Sep 2018, 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 630

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

And as regards seeing Jesus as someone distasteful possessing the worst characteristics a person might have when you only have the NT record on which to make your decision, is a stretch. All we have is the New Testament, coupled with our faith and interpretations. Christ, according to the NT and fr...
by dande48
12 Sep 2018, 12:32
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: YSA Fireside

Sunday morning, before the Face to Face Fireside even happened, my MBM millenial daughter texted about "Saints" I told her I knew little about it, but that it appeared to have an apologist slant on it. She said she wouldn't be reading it because she knew she would spend hours hunting the source mat...
by dande48
12 Sep 2018, 10:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 630

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

...if he didn't claim that God's priesthood authority had been restored through him and that all saving ordinances by any other denomination were not recognized and that the church he organized under the direction of Jesus Christ was the only true and living church... ...then I don't think the Chur...