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by dande48
17 Jul 2018, 19:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 10
Views: 213

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: 10
Views: 213

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: 24
Views: 1405

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: 1002

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 ...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 18:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: The Lord's Name

Saying God's name (as held by the Abrahamic religions) out of context is pretty rare. I think "OMG" and the like came about from people wanting to shock, or be impolite. And I believe impoliteness to be a sin, so I try to avoid it. Same reason I don't swear. This became blatantly obvious to me when ...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 11:31
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Spiritual Anchors

Thanks for sharing, Hawkgrrl! I was also taught and held those same beliefs in childhood. Those same messages continue to pop up in Church every once in a while, even now. The article reminded me of a book I read some time ago, called "Influence" (by Dr. Robert Caldini) . It was a great read. He cov...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 09:51
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jesus and God as the Missing Benevolence In the World
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Jesus and God as the Missing Benevolence In the World

To build upon DJ's comment here, Christ in the 1st century, was an anti-type of of Caesar, one of whose titles (given by his Roman subjects) declared him to be the "Son of God". To start, I hope everyone knows what follows is my personal interpretation, based on the evidence I see. I don't mean to ...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 07:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 18
Views: 290

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

A friend of mine - a Catholic no less - thinks all this talk of our lord (and our lady in his tradition) derives directly from feudalism. Not to discount the whole of it, but back in the middle ages Christianity was heavily used to keep the serfs in check, and obedient to their masters. Their kings...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 06:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 18
Views: 290

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

You could say that in the temple ceremony god is the parent and everyone else is one of his children. The relationship is less leader:follower and more parent:child and maybe it's all the children than need tiered leadership. That's a good point. I believe a good parent is one who hopes their child...
by dande48
12 Jul 2018, 05:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 18
Views: 290

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

SilentDawning wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 03:28
SamBee wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 03:17
I really don't think the afterlife is going to be much like this place in form or content.
But JS or the D&C said the same sociality that exists here on earth will exist in Heaven....
JS said a lot of things...