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by dande48
15 Aug 2018, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary

It sounds like the proposed interview would be more of an inward introspection, rather than a judgement like it is now. I'm all for it. Is it possible to create a place (school/ward/whatever) with certain outward standards and yet no self-righteous judgement? I think there are lots of ways to do thi...
by dande48
15 Aug 2018, 07:34
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Lonely Search for God
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: My Lonely Search for God

Surely people will make mistakes, but when supposedly good, exemplary Mormons behave in ways that are clearly indifferent to basic values of kindness and belief in God's power, their behavior becomes impossible to reconcile with the grandiose stories we hear at church and read about in our scriptur...
by dande48
13 Aug 2018, 06:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Harm vs. Purity

in writing software, is it okay to define a function that receives all of its arguments in global variables? I would assume suggesting this HAS to be a violation of this groups boundaries. :D LOL! This made me squirm. To take the analogy a step further, there's a reason why that sort of code "smell...
by dande48
12 Aug 2018, 18:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control

Good post, Roy. I think the trouble a lot of members and religious people in general run into, is seeing accurate cause-effect relationships. This is because it's held that God controls everything that happens, whether directly or indirectly. And this causes a lot of problems, with many people askin...
by dande48
11 Aug 2018, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Harm vs. Purity

Personally, I don't think defining a sin as something that does harm to others is a very useful guide. It focuses too much on the direct effects of an action, rather than the action itself. Examples: -Adultry. The adulterers are never caught, keep quiet, and no disease is passed. -Embezzlement. An e...
by dande48
10 Aug 2018, 16:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional

Bro Huntsman specifically pointed out, he wasn't referring to "safe spaces" in the way it is commonly used in society. He meant it in "creating environments that are, on the one hand, places of faith where we can seek and nurture testimony, but are also, on the other, places where our sisters and b...
by dande48
10 Aug 2018, 13:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Christopher Columbus - Exaggeration of Evil

I came across this youtube video: In Defense of Columbus; An Exaggerated Evil . I was surprised to find it actually changed my mind. Not only that, but it really helped emphasize the dangers of black and white thinking. The point of the video was, yes, by today's standards, Christopher Columbus was ...
by dande48
10 Aug 2018, 09:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 24
Views: 890

Re: How do I

Since when do we get what we deserve?
by dande48
10 Aug 2018, 08:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Repentance, confessions, and letting go of the past

I'd send them to do a Catholic confession. They do it much better than we have. My problem with this is that there is a formula and procedure they use, right? I've wanted to see what this is like but I suspect they'd sniff out a non-Catholic quickly. I'd do it on vacation somewhere else. From what ...
by dande48
10 Aug 2018, 06:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

I believe certain particulars about rituals are important in helping us to both focus on the ritual, and cement certain ideas in our mind. I'm saying this from a completely secular, pragmatic point of view. I doubt God really cares about the particulars, only in the effect the ritual has on us (if a...