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by dande48
22 May 2018, 13:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling Traumatized at Church?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Feeling Traumatized at Church?

The trauma comes, because your perspective of the Church has shifted. You loved the Church, because of what it claimed to be, and the needs it helped fulfill. Now, you recognize that the Church is not entirely what it claimed to be, and it is no longer able to fulfill your needs as it once did. But ...
by dande48
22 May 2018, 13:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?

I don't think there is any clear dividing line or consistent definition of "cult" that everyone is going to agree with. I think the universal definition is "an ideological group I don't particularly like at this moment." Still, I imagine some concrete lines have to be drawn. As it currently stands ...
by dande48
22 May 2018, 06:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of Non-Responders 101
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Philosophy of Non-Responders 101

The difficulty with home teaching is, people know they're an assignment. It's as if you are only being their friend, because you were told to. It can make people feel uncomfortable, especially if they don't want to have anything to do with the Church. If they're unresponsive, I'd first check to make...
by dande48
22 May 2018, 05:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: As man is God once was
Replies: 77
Views: 2955

Re: As man is God once was

Yes, I have had a problem with this as well. I figure that IF God had a God and , and that God had a God and etc,,,,then WHERE exactly did it all start? And shouldn't that SOURCE of where all things came from, be that thing that we worship? It's turtles, all the way down. There's a few different wa...
by dande48
21 May 2018, 12:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I think this is mostly a product of our society/culture as a whole. We get promoted at work, win awards, etc. It becomes all about these things and that slops over into the church, which is not really supposed to be set up that way. So true. It's tough to tell the difference, between what's Western...
by dande48
21 May 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I do know what apparently doesn't work - GA or sacrament meeting talks and EQ/RS lessons. Somehow it must be that those who are guilty think it doesn't apply to them. I hear that. Unfortunately, I don't know if there is a more effective solution out there. If there is, I think it'll take a while to...
by dande48
20 May 2018, 19:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

It's a problem when it ends with "so I'm better than you." I gave it another read, and I liked it better the second time around. You're right. We've got a big problem with position pride/envy, whether it's hitting the milestones, having a certain income, or holding a particular calling. I remember ...
by dande48
20 May 2018, 15:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

To be completely honest, this article felt like the media sensationalizing (no offense to DJ). Most of the things mentioned, from having children, getting married, etc are either folks making small talk, or tounge-in-cheek teasing. I'm not saying it's tactful, but there's a difference betwen lack of...
by dande48
20 May 2018, 12:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?

"Dianetics" is an interesting book with a few good ideas. There are actually one or two good things in Scientology. However, in this case I don't know how the wheat can be separated from the chaff. How much poop do we allow in our brownies, before we have to start saying, "Those aren't brownies. Th...
by dande48
18 May 2018, 22:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Pray to the Lord?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Pray to the Lord?

I think it's classical trinitarian lingo seeping into our doctrine. Jesus is God, God is Jesus. They are one in the same, except they're not, but they are. Homoiousian vs Homoousion. Praying to the Father is praying to the Lord.