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by dande48
18 Jun 2018, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: How do I

Several years ago, I was telling a seminary teacher (who is 10 years my junior) that I was an Atheist. He started to pontificate and suggest to me that I wasn't really an Atheist, and he started going down the line that there really aren't Atheists; at most there are Agnostics. This is off the orig...
by dande48
18 Jun 2018, 06:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love

Back at BYU, I used to walk by her office every day to get to my locker. I have so much respect for her. She took an absolutely horrific experience, and turned it into something absolutely incredible and inspiring. She went through the worst, and yet... the world is a much better place for it. It's ...
by dande48
17 Jun 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: How do I

Not sure if this will help, but there's an old quote that's been on my mind today. It was said by Soren Kierkegaard. He was Christian, but also known as"Father of Existentialism". He said, "When I became an adult, when I opened my eyes and saw actuality, then I started to laugh and have never stoppe...
by dande48
15 Jun 2018, 11:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 5
Views: 108

"Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

I decided to run with an idea posted on another thread, and start a new discussion: I always get squirmy when people talk about “choosing to believe,” or some other willed, conscious process as the explanation for why they are still in the Church while others are gone. We should collectively stop ma...
by dande48
15 Jun 2018, 05:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

SamBee wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 00:26
Two hours is not unusual. Other churches sometimes have special services which last longer.
...like Stake Conference? 4 to 5 hours of "Sacrament Meeting", minus the sacrament? At a building that can be up to 2-4x farther away?
by dande48
13 Jun 2018, 09:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Obsession with the Stake
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Obsession with the Stake

I live 10 minutes away from two ward buildings, and yet I have to drive to the one 30 minutes away, because it's my "ward". I swear boundary organization boils down groups picking "teams", rather than member convenience. But playing the devil's advocate, having a Stake Churchball league IS a way to ...
by dande48
13 Jun 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

Well, God has recently given the Church a lot of "quality of life" changes as of late. My mind says it's a rumor, but my heart is hoping it is true.
by dande48
13 Jun 2018, 08:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 4274

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

I am glad I know. It's why I asked years ago when we were dating and why I asked again 2.5 years ago seeking confirmation. It was important for me to know the truth. I never find my self saying "Man, I never should have asked that question." In spite of the pain, it's the truth and will ultimately ...
by dande48
13 Jun 2018, 06:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 4274

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

Side question: Is the whole "licked cupcake" analogy still at thing? I have no idea how old the people I am chatting with on here are but the first time I ever heard that term was on this message board - and I'm almost 40. Is it generational? Is it something that is generally taught only to the you...
by dande48
13 Jun 2018, 05:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

There's the meme that was floating around when The Force Awakens was still new. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TeSf1boUMus/VoMN5YofK7I/AAAAAAABI0k/2EJTVPio6C4/w530-h529-n/1004480_1541797806139692_8934315730376959789_n.jpg It's an interesting meme thought experiment, and I know I've said similar...