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by dande48
19 Sep 2018, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

I can relate to a lot of his story. The only exception is, I haven't had my records removed from the Church. Sometimes, I honestly wonder why I haven't left. I think many of the reasons why active members believe people leave, could be the reasons I have stayed. Maybe I'm too lazy to resign. Maybe I...
by dande48
18 Sep 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday

In the past sometimes... returning Sister missionaries have accompanied said HC member. This happened in my old stake. Whenever an Elder or Sister would return home, the SP would send them out with the HCs for a few talks. I think it would be AWESOME to hear from the women in Leadership! We need th...
by dande48
17 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

They tend to use their own translation which suits their doctrine and is inconsistent. Also, a lot of their doctrine is dependent on [Ensign]. And doctrine changes on a regular basis. A lot of [Mormons] notice this if they are around for long enough. This sounds a lot like us, doesn't it? :twisted:
by dande48
17 Sep 2018, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 47
Views: 828

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have one question though, how do having all these resignations help Protect the Children? This initially started to protect kids and youth during interviews. Now what happens? If everyone who had a stake in the initial agenda leaves, was the effort worth it? What about all the children left behin...
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 21:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 47
Views: 828

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I saw this from the SLT:
"Young’s ousting means he is no longer a Latter-day Saint. He can’t serve in church positions or enter the faith’s temples, pay tithing or speak or offer a public prayer in church meetings."
Ouch!
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 19:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

Huh??!! I know the church is a bit different in different places, but getting pregnant out of wedlock is looked at with the same judgementalism here as just having sex out of wedlock (except that when one becomes pregnant the sex is more obvious and probably adds to the judgementalism). It's easier...
by dande48
16 Sep 2018, 10:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result. I've seen this happen (informally) in LDS culture. I always thought it was kind of silly. Having sex out of wedlock is a sin. Getting pr...
by dande48
14 Sep 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 655

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

FWIW, my point is, from a non-believing, secular point of view, Jesus was racist. i.e. He discriminated and treated people differently based on their race. But you can take the story, and through the "eyes of faith" reinterpret that view in a way which makes Jesus fully accepting regardless of race....
by dande48
14 Sep 2018, 05:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 655

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

Not completely sure of this. There are at least two stories involving him with positive interaction with Samaritans, and his relations with Romans were not always negative. When a Cannanite woman asked Jesus for help, He called her a dog because of her race, and was only willing to toss her the "sc...
by dande48
12 Sep 2018, 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 655

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

And as regards seeing Jesus as someone distasteful possessing the worst characteristics a person might have when you only have the NT record on which to make your decision, is a stretch. All we have is the New Testament, coupled with our faith and interpretations. Christ, according to the NT and fr...