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by Curt Sunshine
19 Jan 2018, 20:03
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Fwiw, I see it exactly like OON described: giving Elder Oaks some President-in-Training time and shifting the others down the line. I don't think Nelson and Uchtdorf are best buds, but I really do think it was a move to put Elder Oaks in as second-in-command, visually, since he already was second-in...
by Curt Sunshine
19 Jan 2018, 19:45
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message from Silver Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: A Message from Silver Fox

What DJ said. Classy man; classy statement; shows he pays attention and cares.
by Curt Sunshine
19 Jan 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

If you want a specific example of my "candidity" :P , a black investigator once asked me why the Church instituted the Priesthood ban. (This was long before the essay was published.) I told her it was because Brigham Young was racist and couldn't believe inter-racial marriage was approved by God - a...
by Curt Sunshine
19 Jan 2018, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby Questions for new FP
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Kirby Questions for new FP

Dude is a treasure.
by Curt Sunshine
17 Jan 2018, 12:50
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Thanks, OON, for that additional information. I don't know why I thought the trend had been to put the most senior apostles in the FP. Memories are funny things and often unreliable.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Jan 2018, 23:07
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Fwiw, historically, the general practice has been like the current situation: the senior members of the 12 serving in the FP, with an "acting president" of the Q12. Elder Uchtdorf was a notable exception. Yes, this is a move toward a more traditional construction, but I don't see it as a radical mov...
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 18:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

Very, but I don't push at all, and I don't bring up general things I see as issues, unless I think it is critical in a particular situation (like if the person is LGBTQ+).
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 18:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

Yes, I think God does - for each of us to find whatever religious/spiritual path works best for us, including churches/ religions.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Legacy of Thomas S Monson
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: The Legacy of Thomas S Monson

Nuance is difficult for many people to understand and accept, as is incremental change.

I agree that his legacy is (or should be) service, love, and incremental change in controversial areas.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 08:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Pray You...Bear My Joy A While
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: I Pray You...Bear My Joy A While

I believe this is one of the keys to a successful faith transition - learning how to accept the simple fact that real joy is different for individuals - and part of "comforting those who stand in need of comfort includes "bearing their joy", since their joy is what gives them comfort.