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by felixfabulous
18 Jun 2020, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

For me, this talk sounded like we were complaining about ash on our lawn after our neighbor's house burned down . . .
by felixfabulous
06 Apr 2020, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Side Thing . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: My Side Thing . . .

Great thoughts, thanks nibbler. I got my hopes up during Pres. Nelson's talk when he talked about doing something and was hoping that the Church was going to commit resources or ask us all to sew masks or do something. I think the fast was a bit of a disappointment for me, but hopefully it can bring...
by felixfabulous
06 Apr 2020, 09:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Side Thing . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 638

My Side Thing . . .

It's true, I have something going on the side. I've decided to stick with what I've committed to, but I am able to meet some unmet needs with another relationship. I'm talking about another church, see what I did there? I have another local Methodist church that I took my family to last Easter and I...
by felixfabulous
06 Apr 2020, 09:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2020 General Conference
Replies: 95
Views: 7556

Re: April 2020 General Conference

I like the excitement that comes with the temple announcements. The most touching part of conference for me was the choirs around the world singing together (I wish we would have chosen a song like I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus instead of praising the prophet, but it was still cool). However, I feel l...
by felixfabulous
06 Apr 2020, 08:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened??? A proclamation
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: What happened??? A proclamation

I had really mixed feelings about this (and conference in general). On the positive side, I liked commemorating our history, it was cool for Pres. Nelson to read this in the sacred grove and to do something to mark the occasion. Even though I think the First Vision was a mystical experience that was...
by felixfabulous
12 Mar 2020, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 83
Views: 6625

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: 1938

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: 983

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: 386

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: 510

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 ...