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by Beefster
06 May 2018, 13:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting a pet's name on the temple prayer roll
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Putting a pet's name on the temple prayer roll

I once asked someone if it was appropriate to give animals priesthood blessings. I got a "no".

But this is different. People pray for their pets all the time and we don't bat an eye.
by Beefster
01 May 2018, 21:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch - No church internet.
Replies: 21
Views: 901

Re: Ouch - No church internet.

Anyone else find it odd that Facebook is not on that list?

They also don't mention Reddit and YouTube, which were already blocked.
by Beefster
25 Apr 2018, 22:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you participate in Symposia ......
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Do you participate in Symposia ......

I feel pretty strongly that the church will not be able to sustain itself on Oaks-type dogma. The hard-lining on apostates and gays is slowly draining the life out of the church as it's losing young people. I guess if they're trying to sort out the wheat from the tares, they're doing a good job. Sti...
by Beefster
25 Apr 2018, 22:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Jacob and Esau
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Jacob and Esau

Those are hilarious renditions. I think all of the "bad guys" of the OT and BoM aren't as bad as the good guys make them out to be. The "righteous" tend to simply be ignorant of their own flaws. I didn't really sink my teeth into the OT until my mission and I gotta tell you, this was one of those th...
by Beefster
25 Apr 2018, 22:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you participate in Symposia ......
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Do you participate in Symposia ......

I'd bet real money that was in reference to Sunstone. I'm not exactly sure why, but I think the church leaders feel threatened by alternate ways to live the gospel. Perhaps it's lack of control or fear of what happened in the days of Paul- a fractured church with little doctrinal consistency. I thin...
by Beefster
25 Apr 2018, 17:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony

I thought this was a really cool ceremony.

Then again, I don't really have anything to compare it to. I've only ever been to receptions.
by Beefster
20 Apr 2018, 22:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2526

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Well Jesus was an actual person. And he's of exemplary character. If there is a need for a Savior, it would be him.
by Beefster
20 Apr 2018, 07:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

All systems have problems. Once an organization reaches a certain size, it becomes corporatized and bureaucratic. Human nature just isn't well equipped to handle groups larger than about 1500 people. It's why local LDS leadership generally works pretty well but is a trainwreck at the higher levels. ...
by Beefster
19 Apr 2018, 08:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

I want to give my 5% to Doctors Without Borders." DWB/MSF is a fantastic charity. I plan on giving my "tithing" to them during SGDQ this year. (SGDQ is a gaming marathon where they play through games as fast as possible and raise money for charity) It will do at least 100x as much good as my tithin...
by Beefster
17 Apr 2018, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: Nelson in Africa

I don't mind paying tithing, even living solely on Social Security Disability, but I do think it's wrong when it's taught that people should pay tithing, even when people have to choose between paying it or paying for necessities. That is irresponsible. I would hope Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, t...