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by Arrakeen
21 Nov 2019, 22:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church is true blog
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Church is true blog

Looks like churchistrue is back as of today
by Arrakeen
21 Nov 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting (to me anyway) correlation
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Interesting (to me anyway) correlation

I also don't see why everything has to be so controversial. Chick-Fil-A actually seems to listen to some of the concerns, which cannot be said of many other companies. It's fine to disagree with their actions and not go there anymore, but when it turns into "this company (or person) is evil and you ...
by Arrakeen
21 Nov 2019, 16:26
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Onslaught of Church ads on internet
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Onslaught of Church ads on internet

I will say I have seen these ads even after turning off ad personalization and blocking most forms of tracking, so they are reaching the general population, at least in Utah. Whether they work is hard to know. I did notice they take on a much more general Christian tone, with little of the unique "M...
by Arrakeen
18 Nov 2019, 19:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 210
Views: 30040

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

We read D&C 46:11-14, where it says: 1) not everyone has all gifts; 2) all gifts are given to humanity to help each other; 3) SOME people are given the gift to know that Jesus is the Christ; 4) others are given the gift to believe those who know. We talked about how even the most central aspect of ...
by Arrakeen
18 Nov 2019, 19:39
Forum: Support
Topic: The new Young Men theme
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: The new Young Men theme

I also don't get why we need to separate everything by gender. As a youth, almost all of my friends were girls. It seemed kind of ridiculous that we couldn't do the same youth activities together, and I was stuck doing the "manly" stuff with the other young men. Yes, men and women are different, but...
by Arrakeen
06 Nov 2019, 20:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island

That's a really interesting way to see things. I think Easter Island is also a good analog for the modern world in some ways. Humans once believed that the Earth was all there was. We now know we live on a tiny blue dot with limited resources in an impossibly vast universe. For a while it seemed lik...
by Arrakeen
30 Sep 2019, 18:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Overcoming feelings of isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Overcoming feelings of isolation

We're human, we judge one another, and at church I think people assume that everyone is on the same page. I don't think this is limited to judgement either. I often hear people make comments like "we all know ____," "we all believe ____," or "isn't it great to be at a place where we all have the sa...
by Arrakeen
28 Sep 2019, 17:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Overcoming feelings of isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Overcoming feelings of isolation

I'm having a really hard time lately feeling like I don't fit in at BYU. In academic and work contexts, it's totally fine. The people I interact with are great, friendly people. But as soon as church topics come up, I get hit with intense feelings of loneliness, and realize I just don't belong. Chur...
by Arrakeen
17 Sep 2019, 18:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Arrogant to Pray?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Is It Arrogant to Pray?

I don't think prayer is inherently arrogant, but it can be depending on what you pray for. For example, if you expect God to give you more blessings than someone else because you are more righteous than they are. Or if you pray about how glad you are to be better than others (like the Pharisee in Je...
by Arrakeen
17 Sep 2019, 18:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/17 Nelson Devotional
Replies: 20
Views: 1177

Re: 9/17 Nelson Devotional

I really did not like the devotional. It seemed to me like saying the church is true because the church leaders say so and the world is always wrong. I didn't like how it seemed dismissive of concerns, especially those "disaffected from the church". I feel like those who trust the church leadership ...