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by dande48
19 Jan 2018, 23:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Alma and Corianton: The Parent-Teenager Responsibility Lecture + Doctrinal Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Alma and Corianton: The Parent-Teenager Responsibility Lecture + Doctrinal Discussion

I think one of the saddest stories in the Book of Mormon, is Corianton. He did some pretty bad things, on his mission to be sure. But his dad had a talk with him, he repented, and by Alma 49 he was an exempliary man of God. And yet, his sins are engraven on plates of gold for time and for all eterni...
by dande48
19 Jan 2018, 13:33
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 775

Re: New First Presidency of the church

nibbler wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 13:04
There's also the deacon's quorum president theory. RMN put his best buds in as his counselors.
"I have a good feeling about making my best buds my counselors. It must be the Spirit!" All of the problems I have with the Church can be boiled down to this.
by dande48
19 Jan 2018, 09:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Sheldon
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Young Sheldon

I don't think they are trying to entertain you and I. I think the church could prevent some of this by just coming clean. SouthPark would probably not have created an episode if the LDS church had this out in the open and had JS with a rock in the hat in the church's video. Instead we get President...
by dande48
17 Jan 2018, 19:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

Nelson also said that there's a place for them in the church. I'll extend this to members that have nuanced or differing views as well. I wish Nelson would have elaborated here. It's one thing to tell someone they're welcome, it's quite another to help them feel welcome. What place is there? What d...
by dande48
16 Jan 2018, 14:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Sheldon
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Young Sheldon

It made it look like Mormons are weird... Most Christians and Catholics believe that the extra-terrestrial, extra-dimensional being, the creator of all of existence, had an affair with a teenage girl (who was also engaged to another man). Their bastard child (by definition) had to be sacrificed in ...
by dande48
16 Jan 2018, 11:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well

Hi Gökhan, In the Church, I think it is considered a heavier transgression to have your name removed from the Church, than to commit adultery. It's viewed to most leaders as treasonous self-damnation. I don't agree with this view, but in all likelihood it's how the Church leaders will view it. I'd s...
by dande48
16 Jan 2018, 11:17
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 775

Re: New First Presidency of the church

We've lost the best storytellers. Uchtdorf and Holland are the last two alive, I honestly enjoy listening to at conference.
by dande48
15 Jan 2018, 14:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

I currently work for a VERY Christian company. Everyone I know who works here is very open about their religious beliefs. There are many different denominations, although the smaller, fringe groups seem to be the most popular. They're not allowed to ask directly about it during the interview, but be...
by dande48
14 Jan 2018, 15:09
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

To take a NT a little far... A tree can produce both good fruit and bad fruit. The trick is, to plant the seeds you get from the best fruit, so that those who come after will have better fruit than you were given. Then when the time comes, the old tree will be chopped down to allow newer generations...
by dande48
14 Jan 2018, 14:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

I'm leaning towards your line of thinking, Beefster. A few reasons for this: 1. Plenty of people, with the noblest desires to follow God/the gods/what is good, have come to very different conclusions as to what is right. Examples include those who convert from Christianity to Islam, after thoughtful...