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by Arrakeen
21 Mar 2020, 08:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restarting World Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Restarting World Economy

I'm really worried at this point that next year I'll be graduating college in the middle of a recession :(
by Arrakeen
21 Mar 2020, 08:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID a sign of the last days?
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: COVID a sign of the last days?

The 20th century saw two world wars, the Spanish flu, came close to nuclear apocalypse in the Cold War. If the world didn't end then, it's not going to end now.
by Arrakeen
12 Mar 2020, 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 83
Views: 1931

Re: The Church & the Coronavirus

BYU classes canceled until Wednesday, when they will be moved online. Students are being encouraged to consider going home for the rest of the semester.
by Arrakeen
11 Mar 2020, 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neslon's questions leading up to April 2020 conference
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Neslon's questions leading up to April 2020 conference

Some enterprising film student should do a short film based on these questions. It could start with a young person pondering the questions before falling asleep and having a dream about a dystopian nightmare where people are angry and fight each other for toilet paper. :lol: :lol: :lol: Make sure i...
by Arrakeen
06 Mar 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes

I don't know what they were thinking with this, going about confusing everybody. Even though only a small number of students are actively protesting, people are talking about it. I think for many this "misunderstanding" is further evidence that the honor code is not inspired.
by Arrakeen
28 Feb 2020, 13:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS Church Takes Major Steps in Reaponse to Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: LDS Church Takes Major Steps in Reaponse to Coronavirus

LookingHard wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 12:26
I can believe that if someone had come and spread it at conference, that isn't the "Mormon Moment" the church is looking for and they don't want that kind of news coverage.
Especially after looking at the media coverage of that church in South Korea where a lot of people got the virus.
by Arrakeen
26 Feb 2020, 21:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes

I've seen mostly positive reactions from other students so far. Though many are disappointed that the change had nothing to do with beards.
by Arrakeen
26 Feb 2020, 21:21
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: It is God's Will
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: It is God's Will

I have noticed what I believe to be a trend of ascribing miracle status to things that are not miracles by strict definition. Like saying that learning to overcome challenges is a miracle, or being able to see the bright-side in a bad situation is a miracle, or feeling the love and support of heave...
by Arrakeen
26 Feb 2020, 21:05
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Examples of visions then apostacy in the Bible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Examples of visions then apostacy in the Bible?

I'm not sure people really would "forget" experiences of seeing God. However, everyone reinterprets experiences over time. Some could see an angel and originally think that means the church must be true. However, 20 years later they may think the experience shows there is a God, but doesn't necesssa...
by Arrakeen
08 Feb 2020, 10:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humanistic approach to Mormonism
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Humanistic approach to Mormonism

I was reading about different Buddhist orders recently, and came across this quote about Humanistic Buddhism: Humanistic Buddhism seeks to create a Pure Land on earth. Instead of resting our hopes on being reborn in a Pure Land in the future, why don’t we work on transforming our world into a Pure L...