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by Curt Sunshine
15 Mar 2019, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 24
Views: 455

Re: Rome Temple

Revelation is as revelation is perceived to be. I am sure the statements are completely honest and sincere. I wasn't part of the process, so I can't classify the conclusions one way or another. That is one thing I don't touch with a ten-foot pole - largely because I don't want others critiquing my o...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Mar 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 666

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

Sam's comment deserves attention. He makes an interesting point.
by Curt Sunshine
11 Mar 2019, 16:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 24
Views: 455

Re: Rome Temple

1) "Rumor has it" is not a solid way to frame this discussion. We have no idea, but I am skeptical of that cost. 2) This is a showcase temple. I am fine with that, given the location. It probably will become a Mecca-like location - the SLC temple of Europe. If that is the intent, I get it. 3) Photo ...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Mar 2019, 12:37
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Vox LDS growth article

One factor that is overlooked in the article is the active, individual-member missionary effort. One core aspect of total membership AND active membership is a stream of new membership outside just babies born to members. As a percentage of total membership and "active membership", the LDS Church do...
by Curt Sunshine
08 Mar 2019, 18:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Vox LDS growth article

All churches report membership numbers as broadly as possible - meaning they use whatever measurement shows the highest number that can be defended reasonably. I don't mean to imply they lie or intentionally deceive, although that happens sometimes, but rather that they report in a way that best exp...
by Curt Sunshine
05 Mar 2019, 08:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Values Proposition
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Family Values Proposition

Love (Why do you do what you do?) Respect (Avoid judgment, especially without extensive input from the other person.) Thoughtfulness (Think before you act. Act, don't be acted upon.) Honesty (Own your actions / decisions.) I have thought about a values system based on the Sermon on the Mount, but th...
by Curt Sunshine
03 Mar 2019, 22:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: TR interview and porn

If the Law of Chastity was changed to include porn, baptisms and temple attendance would skyrocket.

Just saying. :P
by Curt Sunshine
03 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 199
Views: 25221

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

The lsessons available for today were the miracles of Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount. I chose to teach about the Sermon on the Mount. I mapped out a brief topical overview of each chapter on the board before class started. I began the class by mentioning that we rarely look at the Sermon on the M...
by Curt Sunshine
03 Mar 2019, 16:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: TR interview and porn

The oral sex question was roughly 35-40 years ago. It lasted for a very short time, officially, before enough people had reacted that it was rescinded. Individual leaders here and there kept asking, since everyone is a cafeteria Mormon in some way, but it disappeared officially pretty quickly due to...
by Curt Sunshine
01 Mar 2019, 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Temple Changes, One of Which Is Something I Have Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 209

More Temple Changes, One of Which Is Something I Have Wanted

It was announced today that: Women with dependent children can serve as temple workers, as well as men in some callings who were excluded previously. (This is a fairly big change. I have wanted to see this one for a long time.) Veil worker callings are being elimanted. All will be ordinance workers ...