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by Reuben
12 Nov 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of World War I
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: End of World War I

Welp, time to partly dox myself. Our ward here in the UK rescheduled its meetings four hours later so members could attend Remembrance Day services elsewhere. It's a huge, huge deal here. My family tuned in to the BBC and watched the service at the Cenotaph in London, which DD2 said she liked a lot,...
by Reuben
06 Nov 2018, 11:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

For those interested in apostolic backup, there was this from Elder Ballard in November of 2017: Too many men and women suffer in silence because we have unintentionally demonized those who are addicted to pornography. Parents, family members, and friends can do much more to help those in trouble by...
by Reuben
02 Nov 2018, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: I can’t believe in anything anymore
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: I can’t believe in anything anymore

Have others felt this way? Are some still in this space? Is there value in believing in the supernatural without good evidence for it, other than emotional/spiritual experiences? Should I strive to exit this space just because others like Richard Rohr say I should? Nine levels! Wow! Here's my hot t...
by Reuben
02 Nov 2018, 07:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Oaks vs. Rob Bell
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Elder Oaks vs. Rob Bell

I only want to point out that Elder Oaks' view of the Prodigal Son and the "faithful son" is consistent with a strict reading of the actual wording of the parable. The father celebrated his younger son and his return, but he said nothing about giving him a second inheritance. He also said nothing a...
by Reuben
24 Oct 2018, 14:12
Forum: Support
Topic: I Have Met the Name and It is Us
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: I Have Met the Name and It is Us

We need a revelation with a short name of the church with Christ in it, and a name for the adherents due to changes in technology in our modern day. Let's get with it and stop trying to make a name that is too long, and conceived in the 18th century, fit. It's a square peg in a round hole. Nelson i...
by Reuben
23 Oct 2018, 01:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President for a day
Replies: 31
Views: 749

Re: President for a day

I would focus my short tenure on teaching grace, and ensuring that it keeps getting taught. The church's major problems and difficulties with repenting are all driven by shame. Grace removes unnecessary shame, which frees members to think and act according to truth and goodness without getting so hu...
by Reuben
14 Oct 2018, 18:02
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 34
Views: 1106

Re: I May Throw Up...

Today was F&TM in our ward and there were several about doing as Pres. Nelson "inviting" (apparently read commanded by some people) members to read the BoM before the end of the year. After the first couple I was thinking to myself "I don't remember him saying that." I was texting during the meetin...
by Reuben
12 Oct 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 615

Re: The Church to match box office sales ...

It might be "repentance", but it's a different brand of repentance than they teach over the pulpit. It's like when a man becomes afraid his wife is going to find out about an affair from a few years prior. He brings her flowers, does the dishes, and steps up his "husband" game, so she won't believe...
by Reuben
10 Oct 2018, 11:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Secular Knowledge

Bro. Bennion advises a degree of compartmentailisation and an effort to stay well rounded. Religion can be like music or art - he argues. Science has it's truths and science can provide many useful methods for descirbing and deconstructing a masterpiece - but at the core, a masterpiece is a masterp...
by Reuben
10 Oct 2018, 10:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Secular Knowledge

From his work he defined what a cult is. His definition burrows deal into my soul. 1.) Cults control information. 2.) Cult Leaders are chosen by God and considered infallible. 3.) Cults demand purity 4.) Cults demand confession of imagined sins. 5.)Cult doctrines are inflexible. 6.) Cults Load the ...