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by Curt Sunshine
12 Dec 2018, 15:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Doctrine Duscussion about Slut Shaming
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Gospel Doctrine Duscussion about Slut Shaming

We all agreed we would judge Daniel to be a wonderful example of everything we hold dear. However, when you remove the inspirational, religious element of saving her people from death (about which neither she nor Mordecai knew until after she had become queen), Esther's story would be judged VERY di...
by Curt Sunshine
12 Dec 2018, 15:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 70
Views: 3951

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

Nothing was coerced. Nothing. He had a choice: sign it, make a promise not to record it, and get excommunicated; not sign it, not make a promise not to record it, and get excommunicated. He KNEW what the outcome would be, given what he has said and done. His choice was to be honest in the situation ...
by Curt Sunshine
12 Dec 2018, 15:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

I also agree with OON's assessment of the talk itself.
by Curt Sunshine
12 Dec 2018, 15:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

Elder Uchtdorf's talk from a while ago entitled "Faith of Our Father" is excellent. The section entitled "Faith of Our Fathers" deals explicitly with the Protestant Reformation, and he praises the leaders of the Reformation for being inspired. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/04/faith-of-...
by Curt Sunshine
12 Dec 2018, 15:11
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: He totally changed sacrament meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

The wards in our stake are only having SM on the 23rd.
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2018, 21:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I can't answer the central questions in any unique way. I certainly don't have special insight into them. However, I can say that there have been a few special times in my life when I truly felt an open connection to the divine and felt like I had been a conduit through that connection. That doesn't...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2018, 21:05
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

I have said on more than one occasion that if I did not love the concept of a Savior so much, even if I view it differently than many other members, I would consider myself a Buddhist Mormon. I see so many similarities between what I consider to be the ideals of each religion, including the theoreti...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2018, 21:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

I simply will say individual experiences and perspectives can be very different. In that light, I will say that I have heard Elder Holland preach reconciliation by leaders on more than one occasion. If I made a list of the current top leadership and the likelihood of each individual giving such a ta...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2018, 20:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: He totally changed sacrament meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

I have been fortunate to have lived in multiple wards where the Bishop actively asked people to focus on Christ somehow in their talks and also assigned spiritual topics.

It helped that I suggested that approach when I had the chance. :P
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2018, 20:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward treating us like we're inactive?
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: Ward treating us like we're inactive?

Just two very generalized observations: 1) People don't like to treat people "badly" or "wrongly" - so, often, they err on the side of not treating people at all when they don't know how those people want to be treated. 2) People usually treat people the way those people treat them. Smiling people g...