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by felixfabulous
20 Aug 2019, 11:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

The recent WOW stuff is also a demonstration of the huge generational gap that exists. I wonder how much the leadership is thinking along these lines "the young people are drinking green tea and blended coffee drinks, there must be some confusion out there about whether these are against the WOW." T...
by felixfabulous
15 Aug 2019, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I really don't like this move, I feel like it took what were a few gray areas with tea and coffee and made the most conservative stance the new rule. I think this is going to cause some cognitive dissonance with people (younger people) who see tea as a health drink and can't help see the hypocrisy o...
by felixfabulous
12 Aug 2019, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

Also, I delved into this a few years ago and found answers that I thought helped me understand it in a way that worked for me in Richard Rohr and a book called Meeting Jesus Again for the Very First Time by Marcus Borg (he has a great chapter on the atonement as well that points to some of the flaws...
by felixfabulous
12 Aug 2019, 13:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

The atonement has never made sense to me either. The point was really driven home in a recent stake youth fireside when they showed the classic movie the mediator https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/media-library/video/2007-01-0005-the-mediator?lang=eng. The hard-nosed businessman who needs the cont...
by felixfabulous
12 Aug 2019, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 27
Views: 482

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

1. You never made a covenant in the temple to wear your garments; 2. You were instructed to "wear it throughout your life" which gives you a lot of personal latitude in deciding how you do that; 3. If this is an area that is up to personal interpretation (and I believe it is) why in the world are we...
by felixfabulous
06 Aug 2019, 07:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Porn Addiction?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Porn Addiction?

Can we all agree that after 20-30 years of the Church waging war on porn that we have lost this war and should come up with some new strategies and approaches? I had a really negative experience with a bishop. I confessed to looking at porn and was forced to retell the experience each time in excruc...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I just pulled this quote from their website and really like it: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s l...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 12:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

The SDA's have a similar health code that can include everything in the WoW and vegetarianism to boot. On thing that I admire about how they do things is contained in this phrase "if you feel called to live a certain principle then it is a commandment of God unto you." This allows for individuals t...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I also think you bring up a good point that we are much more comfortable with an Old Testament God who is a God of requirements, obedience, rewards, chosen people and codes of living than we are with the Jesus of the New Testament who was very critical of this type of religion and pointed out the pr...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

This is my hobby horse, so I must chime in. I feel like the WOW has been the marker of our cultural identity in the modern Church (since polygamy). It has served several purposes: 1. A very tangible, outside marker of obedience and group identity; 2. A way to show solidarity with and one up other te...