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by Arrakeen
13 Aug 2019, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 297

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

Personally, I view the atonement as a demonstration of God's true character. Rather than being a distant, harsh, lawgiver God, he was one who became a vulnerable human to meet us at our level, allowing himself to suffer and die rather than exempting himself from these mortal trials. He met with sinn...
by Arrakeen
29 Jul 2019, 22:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Porn Addiction?
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Porn Addiction?

There's definitely an unhealthy obsession with pornography in the church. Porn is a real problem, but the church's methods are not helpful. We seem to spend a lot more time scaring people away from it instead of how to move on from it if you've already used it (which many, perhaps most, have). This ...
by Arrakeen
19 Jul 2019, 13:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I don't get why they feel the need for even more indoctrination. They already have Sunday church and seminary every weekday. I don't think force feeding more of the gospel is going to keep kids in the church. It's just going to appeal to the super spiritual types and alienate everyone else. We might...
by Arrakeen
17 Jul 2019, 14:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I never really liked the achievement-focused approach in young mens, so I never even bothered with Duty to God. It just seemed like a checklist to get done and get an award. Scouting on the other hand was fun because a lot of our activities were focused on having a good time, and the achievements we...
by Arrakeen
16 Jul 2019, 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Time to Pivot

I find it interesting that at the same time we're becoming more comfortable with a diversity of religious belief, we're becoming less comfortable with a diversity of political beliefs. The "us vs them" mentality seems to be declining in religion and increasing in current ideologies, and an argument ...
by Arrakeen
02 Jul 2019, 19:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

Our 5th Sunday in the YSA ward was about finances. It's a useful topic, but there was so much focus on the whole "always pay tithing first, even if you don't have enough for rent. act in faith and it will work out". After my experiences with faith, I'm not going to make that bet. Other than that it'...
by Arrakeen
02 Jul 2019, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ca$h Money
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Ca$h Money

I would love to see our missionaries do that very thing...help build and run a school...a clinic...something that could help others who find themselves limited by economic position. I also really wish our missions were more humanitarian focused. We talk so much about giving up two years to serve th...
by Arrakeen
21 Jun 2019, 10:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 826

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

This is a great perspective from a Millenial -- I have one question -- can you give examples of WWII English, and what the equivalent would be if the language was updated? Some small things that come to mind are pronouncing "wh" as "hw" as in the word "white" and using the word "whom". My grandpare...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 826

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I am on the very tail end of what are normally considered the Millennials. For me, the recent changes have made it easier for me to be "active". Before the change to the 2-hour block, I was only attending sacrament meeting. After the change, I figured I could make it through just one more hour, so n...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 10:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I think he had a very real faith crisis, but his experience was very different from mine. My only problem with the video was how some people who knew I was going through a faith crisis tried to apply it to me, assuming that what worked for him should work for me too. I appreciate the church trying t...