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by felixfabulous
12 Dec 2019, 08:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 235

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: 235

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: 253

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: 425

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: 244

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: 700

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 ...
by felixfabulous
21 Oct 2019, 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Area devotional?
Replies: 32
Views: 1180

Re: Area devotional?

What clinched it for me was this quote from Heber J. Grant (while he was Church President) in a letter responding directly to a woman who asked if the Church leaders spoke with the Lord the same way Joseph Smith did: “I know of no instance where the Lord has appeared to an individual since His appea...
by felixfabulous
21 Oct 2019, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Area devotional?
Replies: 32
Views: 1180

Re: Area devotional?

I read the DesNews article this morning and was struck by this line: “As an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have a solemn duty to face the Lord and deliver his message,” said President Ballard. “His words often include words of encouragement and expressions of love. They also include words of wa...
by felixfabulous
17 Oct 2019, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature Of Families in Heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: The Nature Of Families in Heaven

Cadence, I had similar thoughts to yours after listening to Radio Free Mormon's podcast called The Exaltation Complication. I also just listened to the Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land interview of the author of a biography of Jane Manning James. She basically fought her whole life to be sealed to so...
by felixfabulous
17 Oct 2019, 13:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?
Replies: 40
Views: 1585

Re: LDS church supports LGBQT conversion therapy?

I think our society has made a drastic shift in the last 10-15 years from a slim majority of people opposing gay marriage and being less accepting of gay relationships to a sizeable majority favoring both gay marriage and accepting gay relationships. This was the shift the Church tried to fight ever...