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by DoubtingTom
11 Mar 2019, 13:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

Seperately from the issue of cost, my TBM feminist SIL was very bothered by all of the apostles and their wives going to the dedication but none of the women general auxiliary leaders. That thought didn’t even cross my mind until she brought it up which goes to show how far I still have to go in my ...
by DoubtingTom
09 Mar 2019, 09:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: Vox LDS growth article

My opinion based on absolutely no social science experience or data to back me up, is that these days the trend of the younger generation towards becoming a “none” will continue to grow and expand. But the religions that will best fight this trend are the most fundamental religions where being a par...
by DoubtingTom
03 Mar 2019, 07:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 27
Views: 653

Re: TR interview and porn

I completely agree that porn (and masturbation) are not part of chastity. Whether or not they are sins or should be avoided is a separate conversation. The chastity covenant as I recall it, says something like only having sexual relations with the person to whom you are legally and lawfully wedded. ...
by DoubtingTom
20 Feb 2019, 09:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why Miracles?
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Why Miracles?

Why miracles? Humans like to tell stories, the more incredible and miraculous the better. Over time, some of those stories become embellished or become scripture. It is no coincidence to me that miracles seem to disappear the moment we have verifiable and recordable history. So obviously, I’m of the...
by DoubtingTom
04 Feb 2019, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From whence comes conscience?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

From whence comes conscience?

Yesterday I took my boys to a friend’s superbowl party without my wife. Our whole family was invited but she chose not to attend with us, telling me that doing so would violate her conscience. I fully respected her decision as we have gone to this same party the last few years without her and she is...
by DoubtingTom
18 Jan 2019, 07:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Mental Exercise

I also am much more affected by individuals and also the church leadership response to those who doubt, question, or have different beliefs than the orthodox member. I am currently a non-believer, although I would actually enjoy continuing to participate in the community as a non-believer. I find va...
by DoubtingTom
03 Jan 2019, 09:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment

These are clearly positive changes towards a more comfortable and egalitarian ceremony. I imagine only those who hold to a view where the endowment is a literal revelation divinely revealed in exactness and not to be altered would have a problem. Those who know much about the history of the endowmen...
by DoubtingTom
21 Dec 2018, 15:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination

DT, I can definitely relate! However, I think before giving a real answer, I would have to ask a question. You're asking whether or not you 'should' ordain your son, but you don't say whether or not you WANT to ordain him. Or, whether or not he WANTS to be ordained. I think that makes a big differe...
by DoubtingTom
21 Dec 2018, 11:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination

Hey Stay LDSers. I’m looking for some support and alternate perspectives on the upcoming ordination of my current 11 year old. I knew this was coming but thought I had until next October to get ready and now am finding myself unprepared mentally and emotionally to deal with this next month. For thos...
by DoubtingTom
10 Dec 2018, 23:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

Whether or not the glory of the restoration is diminished or not is up to the individual to decide. But this is completely independent of the fact that Joseph did borrow. One cannot be honest with the history and not see that Joseph borrowed at every turn. I think that was part of his great genius -...