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by felixfabulous
09 Oct 2019, 11:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unconditional Love
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Unconditional Love

Is it possible to love people unconditionally when you believe that God's love is conditioned on obedience? I don't think it is. I think there will always be strings attached no matter how hard people try "I will truly love you when you come back to Church" or "I will fully accept you when you stop ...
by felixfabulous
09 Oct 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+

I heard an interview with Lynn Packer (BKP's nephew) who said that he'd had dinner with BKP before the priesthood session where he gave the little factories talk and he believed that BKP did not want to give that talk but had been asked to. He thought that BKP was filling a role he'd been asked to f...
by felixfabulous
09 Oct 2019, 06:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April, 2020 Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: April, 2020 Conference

I have conflicting thoughts about this. I think it's great to switch it up and give people (especially youth) something new and interesting to look forward to. Even though my views on the FV have changed drastically, I think the idea of shared myth is powerful. With that in mind, I am curious how ma...
by felixfabulous
07 Oct 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change to Garment Question in Temple Recommend Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Change to Garment Question in Temple Recommend Interview

I think lots of women stay in workout clothes all day as a great loophole to our legalistic requirements. After my FC it was hard to see the garment as anything more than a control mechanism, especially as a way to police what women wear and ensure it is modest. I guess I still wonder if it's not a ...
by felixfabulous
07 Oct 2019, 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR Questions Change-up
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: TR Questions Change-up

Do you think these new questions make it more difficult for someone with unorthodox views to get a recommend? I think a lot of these questions, if taken very literally could weed a lot of people out. Question 9 seems to cover personal views that go against the Church, even if they are not made publi...
by felixfabulous
07 Oct 2019, 07:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a Church "successful"? Is the LDS Church successful?
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: What makes a Church "successful"? Is the LDS Church successful?

I think that it's hard to argue the Church has not been successful. Look at growth, devotion of members, staying power, etc. Most of the religious movements at the time of JS fizzled out and are no longer around. I think from outside, people are amazed that Mormons continue to be devout and we are s...
by felixfabulous
07 Oct 2019, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change to Garment Question in Temple Recommend Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Change to Garment Question in Temple Recommend Interview

This is a hobby horse of mine, I'll weigh in. I was really bothered by the old question because it inferred you'd made a covenant to wear the garment day and night in the endowment (which you never do). I thought this was manipulative and also really disliked the instruction about wearing garments w...
by felixfabulous
03 Oct 2019, 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: 9/17 Nelson Devotional

IMO the Church is venturing into very dangerous territory by taking positions that are so easily refuted by science and life experience. What about people who are born intersex? From what I understand a small percentage of the population is born with both sets of equipment and the parents usually de...
by felixfabulous
02 Oct 2019, 14:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 578

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

These changes are all bittersweet for me in that I think the actual changes are good and needed. But, they seem to reinforce the notion that the original policy/stance was wrong or just something someone decided arbitrarily at one point, the people who were critical of it originally had legitimate c...
by felixfabulous
30 Sep 2019, 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

Roy, I agree that the plates were mystical and that the examples you presented of them moving, visions of caverns, etc. were visionary. However, there are quite a few people who "hefted" the plates while in a box or touched them under a cloth https://rsc.byu.edu/es/archived/coming-forth-book-mormon/...