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by felixfabulous
12 Mar 2020, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 80
Views: 1808

Re: The Church & the Coronavirus

It seems like if there ever was a moment for prophetic guidance, comfort and inspired perspective, this would be it. We have revelation about exclusion policies, adjusting church times and reorganizing priesthood and auxiliary organizations, but nothing on how to curb this pandemic or even comfort a...
by felixfabulous
04 Mar 2020, 15:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes

This was so poorly rolled out and walked back. I am wondering if the Church did not think that LGBTQ students at BYU would take it this far and would be more discreet or that they would keep the status quo and the Church would get some PR points and take less heat from recruiters and other universit...
by felixfabulous
30 Jan 2020, 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to release new public handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Church to release new public handbook

I know that a lot of people are energized by saying this is revelation and part of the ongoing restoration. In my mind, that cheapens those terms and this looks like it's purely administrative procedure, in large measure a response to people leaking updates to the handbook and how accessible Handboo...
by felixfabulous
23 Jan 2020, 15:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BOM Manual "Mistake"
Replies: 1
Views: 230

BOM Manual "Mistake"

If you haven't heard about this, the printed Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Manual contained the following quote by Joseph Fielding Smith: “The dark skin was placed upon the Lamanites so that they could be distinguished from the Nephites and to keep the two peoples from mixing,” the book explains, ci...
by felixfabulous
12 Dec 2019, 08:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: First Presidency Christmas Devotional

That is a good point. There are people in the Church and in the world who crave order. Norms, boundaries and legalistic definitions are very comforting and essential to those people. President Oaks speaks to those saints and they find his messages inspiring and motivating. I think you are right, we ...
by felixfabulous
11 Dec 2019, 13:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 331

First Presidency Christmas Devotional

On Sunday I tuned in to watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. I remember this fondly growing up and it was one of the first dates I took my wife to when we were dating, so there is a bit of nostalgia. I always liked the Christmas stories and music. Last year they tried to get a little too...
by felixfabulous
02 Dec 2019, 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biblical Christian ?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Biblical Christian ?

I would say that a Biblical Christian is someone who is more of a fundamentalist, believes in the literal truth of the Bible and an atonement theory that more closely aligns with the Mormon one. Ironically, we would fit in that category as we teach a literal Bible and a substitutionary atonement the...
by felixfabulous
19 Nov 2019, 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizenship in the Church
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Citizenship in the Church

I had a great discussion with some friends about the Church. One of them offered a perspective that I love and want to adopt. She suggested that we be citizens of our religion. A citizen is loyal but engages, pushes back and advocates. A subject is expected to do what they are told but does not enga...
by felixfabulous
14 Nov 2019, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Openly Cafeteria Mormon Candidate
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Openly Cafeteria Mormon Candidate

I do not want to start a political discussion, but it is interesting to see Jon Huntsman, Jr. throw his hat in the ring for the Utah Governor's race. He was a popular governor and has great name recognition. Religiously, when he ran in 2004 he had not participated in the Church for a while (even tho...
by felixfabulous
31 Oct 2019, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Progeny Contest
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: The Great Progeny Contest

My parents (in their 70s) see this with their friends, there seems to be a huge status/bragging right status placed on: 1. Number of children/grandchildren; 2. The career/church career status of children (my son is a bishop, stake president, etc., partner, vice president at company X); 3. How often ...