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by dande48
24 Apr 2019, 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

For me, when I realized that General Mormon (he was the leader of their armies after all) spent the majority of his life leading people and trying to raise the morale in the face of a lost cause of the survival of the Nephites, it helped me understand why there are such stark "Us vs Them" examples ...
by dande48
24 Apr 2019, 06:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

To be very blunt and maybe a little too honest... what about God? We say God is perfect, and "good", and has the best interests of humanity at heart. But here are some evidences I feel that show God (at least as described by prophets) is kind of a butt: Mosaic Law: -God used bleeding from the hymen ...
by dande48
23 Apr 2019, 15:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Church video for SS lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Church video for SS lesson

To quote Omarosa, https://media1.tenor.com/images/463fc6325ba0989598b9c60025ff2ad3/tenor.gif?itemid=11533446 I think the angle they are trying to go for, is that sometimes modern prophetic revelation goes against the common consensus. And that's fair. I think religious liberty is often under threat ...
by dande48
23 Apr 2019, 15:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter

Then in my view, it's all opinion. For me, it means to take very seriously the advice to get personal confirmation of all revelations that affect you. This reminded me of a joke I heard a while back: Confirmation Bias (n): The study of how other people think. Ironically, the first thought most peop...
by dande48
21 Apr 2019, 06:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally saying hi
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Finally saying hi

Happy you found us, GreyThinker. The toughest thing about a faith transition, is the loss of community. When you're a member, especially born and raised, it feels like your entire network is LDS. The sad thing is, religious discrimination is very real when you don't fit into the status quo. It makes...
by dande48
19 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter

See this is what gets me. We are expected to do all kinds of things because everything is inspired. Yet there are "unanswered questions" about people who are not main stream sexually oriented our religion can't answer. If this life is the time to prepare to meet God, and there are so many people th...
by dande48
18 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: New Teaching: Qualification

I understand "being saved" in the context that most of my Christian friends use it as being inducted into team Jesus with all the trappings. For the rest of your life, any "mistake" you might make is already known and paid for as long as you do not sever yourself from the team. Does that mean accor...
by dande48
18 Apr 2019, 10:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Best & Worst List

nibbler wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 06:38
Probably another semantics issue.
My definition of LDS scripture/doctrine comes down to whatever I could say is scripture (or not scripture) in SS or over the pulpit without getting lynched.
by dande48
18 Apr 2019, 06:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Best & Worst List

nibbler wrote:
17 Apr 2019, 18:58
And now I wonder... would I want a more open canon? I bet the first thing that would go into a newly open canon would be the proclamation.
Last I checked, the proclamation was canon.
by dande48
18 Apr 2019, 06:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Best & Worst List

Good: -Focus on service -Focus on the family -Rituals -Inherent worth of the individual -Uchtdorf, Christofferson, Holland Meh: -Open canon (GC talks are generally accepted as "canon") -Public work projects (housing, retail developments, beautification projects) -Ministering program Bad: -Obsession ...