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by felixfabulous
13 Jun 2019, 07:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

Interesting comments. I can now see, this, like so many things, really depends on your point of view. From my point of view, the WOW started as JS getting a revelation (or maybe attributing to revelation) general health advice that was widely accepted and circulated during that time. The primary goa...
by felixfabulous
12 Jun 2019, 09:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 354

WOW Seminary Manual

I was listening to John Dehlin's recent Mormon Stories interview with the Purves family (former Bishop from Davis, California). My reaction to the interview was the same reaction I generally have, namely "Wow, these would have been great, dynamic, interesting people to keep in the Church, what a sha...
by felixfabulous
29 May 2019, 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens

I totally agree about alcohol, tobacco and drugs. I think they are all addictive and can ruin lives and am grateful I made it to this point in life without getting involved in any of those. I have yet to hear anyone make a good case for why abstaining from tea and coffee makes sense for health or fo...
by felixfabulous
21 May 2019, 06:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overcoming the constant pursuit of fulfilment
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Overcoming the constant pursuit of fulfilment

I just read a book that I really liked, with a provocative title (seems to be all the rage now) that means that I unfortunately can't recommend it to many others: "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***. . ." by Mark Manson. There is some really good stuff in there about happiness, values and fulfillme...
by felixfabulous
15 May 2019, 14:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Everything's on the table now

Great article. I have been generally pleased with the changes as well, but have had a lot of the reservations you've so eloquently expressed here. And that brings up another big problem, disassociation from the organization, skepticism of whatever it's doing that doesn't feel right. We begin to rely...
by felixfabulous
15 May 2019, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

My take on it is that when I grew up in the 80s and 90s we wore the "peculiar people" badge with honor and pride. When I was on my mission, the Missionary Guide had a story about a member who didn't drink coffee and spent his free time grinding wheat and his coworker thought he was odd and wanted to...
by felixfabulous
14 May 2019, 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 837

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

I love this quote from Richard Rohr's The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of St. Francis: "Without a certain degree of inner freedom, you cannot love and you will not love. For Jesus and for St. Francis, freedom was the way to love. I know that you and I haven't grown up as thinking of religion...
by felixfabulous
14 May 2019, 06:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 837

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

Wow, 6 cups of coffee a day is a lot! With our legalistic lists of dos and don'ts, I don't think we, as a people, have learned the value of moderation very well. I would hope that we could get to a place where we leave more personal choice to the Word of Wisdom and also do a better job of teaching m...
by felixfabulous
08 May 2019, 14:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

People make a good point that a lot of it boils down to expectations. I guess I'm thinking of sacrament meeting vs the temple experience. At the temple, you are essentially asked to show up and have volunteers (and some paid staff) do everything for you to make the experience a good one (sometimes m...
by felixfabulous
08 May 2019, 08:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

I had never been to a worship service of another church and through a series of events, this month I have been to two different ones. It was eye opening and made me think there are some simple things that we could do to make our Sacrament Meetings better. I loved that the other churches treated thei...