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by dande48
20 Jul 2018, 06:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 35
Views: 456

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

FWIW a lot of corporate training is a joke and far worse than ours. Weekends where people go rafting or primal screaming and then get thrust back into the office and told to use those experiences somehow. A lot of jobs are essentially wasteful - books have been written on the subject. While the LDS...
by dande48
19 Jul 2018, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 35
Views: 456

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

Some yes, some no. I believe that the church is good at helping people become accustomed to public speaking, shaking hands, looking people in the eye, wearing a shirt and tie, and participating in running the church program (as opposed to a more passive sunday experience). This is what I'd say too....
by dande48
19 Jul 2018, 11:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 35
Views: 456

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

I agree that we get lots of mediocre leaders in church, but I have many more good ones than bad ones. I think it is fair to say that there is a lack of training for our leadership and this is a function of our lay clergy. It seems to me that our leaders' leadership styles are a reflection of 1) chu...
by dande48
19 Jul 2018, 06:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: The Lord's Name

Should we be really careful about invoking God's name and attributing his hand to different natural or human events? oh, god...no! ;) This opens up a WHOLE can of worms. Because, even if there is one "true" religion, just about ALL Abrahamic religions lay claims to revelation, and they all contradi...
by dande48
19 Jul 2018, 06:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Why do you stay?

So why do you stay? For all its problems, I still love the Church. I love the people. Also, it's important to my wife. She doesn't make me go, and hasn't made any ultimatums. But I love her and want to support her. Have your reasons for staying changed over the years? Yes. When I was young, I went ...
by dande48
18 Jul 2018, 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

That's a good list, SD. I think my list would look similar. With point #3, though, I'm interpreting that to mean the Church has not, and most likely will not be able to fulfill your needs (specifically, your need for leadership and meaningful service). Is it possible to be "satisfied enough", if the...
by dande48
17 Jul 2018, 19:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

SilentDawning wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 18:41
Only when I'm completely satisfied with the experience of a Mormon will I give that back again.
Do you think this possible? What would it take?
by dande48
17 Jul 2018, 15:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

This is called the perfectionist fallacy. This is the one that those against the church fall for most often. Example: The LDS church has a very poor track record with regard to treating LGTB fairly, Therefore the church should not be praised or even recognized for the good they do. I agree with thi...
by dande48
17 Jul 2018, 13:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Millenium
Replies: 25
Views: 1461

Re: The Millenium

... because as an established religion we are not as eager for the world to go down in flames. The other part because we simply cannot keep promising the end of this system of things any day know and continue to be taken seriously. I've actually known quite a few, who believe the end of the world a...
by dande48
16 Jul 2018, 05:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

Calling a "friend" to repent has the connotation of "I know what's right & you don't". Or "I'm in a position to judge right & wrong & you are definitely wrong & need to change." Personally, I think it can be useful and a sign of a solid friendship, if one feels comfortable enough to call the other ...