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by Curt Sunshine
18 Sep 2020, 07:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

Admin Note: The link in the comment above was deleted after a discussion among the admins. Given our mission, this is one area where we have to err on the side of caution. I don't believe the decision was an error, but we have to be cautious in this particular area.
by Curt Sunshine
18 Sep 2020, 07:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Where is everyone?

I am doing fine.

I just found out yesterday a friend's father is dying from it, and then I found out an extended family member tested positive. It's been a rough 24 hours.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2020, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I have wondered for a long time why Alma, Jr. and Mosiah's sons ALL left the church of their upbringing. I think it was the political upheaval of the time, including being the sons of a ruling minority and (I am guessing) seeing the inequality of privilege that favored them and, in the view of many ...
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2020, 17:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Where is everyone?

I now am on close contact quarantine.

Negative test the day it started and totally asymptomatic. Doing fine. Working from home. Checking in now and then.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2020, 17:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

There are a lot of ways I am trying to change. Since I define "repent" based only on its original meaning ("change"), yes, I do. I stopped attaching "guilt" to it a while ago, since, in the end, from a theological viewpoint, I believe the Atonement covers what I do because of temporary insanity. Not...
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2020, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

There is a difference between forgiveness the way I see it (making an allowance for change at some point without demanding never-ending punishment) and forgetting (which is not possible OR healthy for humans in many situations). We are not commanded to forget. We can leave that to God to do righteou...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Sep 2020, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

I moved away from the punishment vs. reward view of God a long time ago, so "forgiveness" is tied solely to empowerment to change. If I am striving to change, I am "living in forgiveness" - and I try to see others that same way. I beleive in not judging others for not knowing in the past what they k...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Sep 2020, 09:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gerlinde from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Gerlinde from Germany

Welcome, Gerlinde. I am glad you found us. I have a dear friend who is in your situation - except that she is transitioning from biological maleness. She has gone back and forth with church activity, although her core testimony has not wavered. I have a few other dear friends who left in order to be...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Sep 2020, 09:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 29
Views: 1175

Re: The Church and transsexualism

It was only a few years ago that the psychological community understood being transsexual / transgender well enough to stop classifying it as a mental disorder. That means even the "experts" couldn't wrap their minds around it and saw it as something that could be "solved". Now, the "disorder" is pr...
by Curt Sunshine
08 Sep 2020, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Where is everyone?

I have been working a lot of hours since the pandemic started due to the work I do.

I try to check in regularly, but it isn't daily - and I don't write posts very often. I just have less time - and there currently isn't as much about which I feel inspired / compelled to write.