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by Curt Sunshine
18 Jul 2018, 20:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

I don't think it is fair to say only a few do it right. In my 50+ years in the Church, I have seen more do it right (or, at least, do it well) than do it badly. I also have seen FAR more do it sincerely and at personal sacrifice than do it insincerely or for personal gain. I agree that we get lots o...
by Curt Sunshine
17 Jul 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

To follow what Sheldon said, I love the simple statement: Perfect is the enemy of good. A very recent example: Affirmation (the primary LGBTQ advocacy organization in Utah) asked the LDS Church for $25,000 to implement suicide prevention training on a broad scale. The Church donated the money reques...
by Curt Sunshine
17 Jul 2018, 15:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Millenium
Replies: 25
Views: 1437

Re: The Millenium

The bottom line is that we have taken a whole bunch of scriptures out of context and tried to weld everything together into a giant narrative about the Millennium. No wonder there are huge problems with the narrative.
This. Exactly this.
by Curt Sunshine
17 Jul 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source

Excellent points, Amy and Roy. There are tons of applications in all kinds of areas.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:54
Forum: Support
Topic: "I AM" . . . Me
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: "I AM" . . . Me

That is beautiful and profound, HC.

Thank you.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Spiritual Anchors

Michael is a treasure. That is all for now. :D
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

I try hard to recognize and celebrate all good when it happens, no matter how small. I can go on continuing to work for more change, but I can't let myself become hardened to the celebration of good.

I have had to work consciously on that. It doesn't come automatically. It isn't "natural".
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

I will be whatever is needed wherever I end up, if there is an afterlife similar to what we teach.

I don't worry about it or even think about it any more than necessary. I try to focus on this life, since it is the only thing that is "real" right now.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: The Lord's Name

I try to use all proper names as proper nouns only. It never made sense to use them any other way.

I truly don't have any issues with using names for deity in context of talking about deity. I highly doubt they are so sensitive they can't handle it.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jul 2018, 19:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jesus and God as the Missing Benevolence In the World
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Jesus and God as the Missing Benevolence In the World

I suggest reading "Jesus before Christianity" by Albert Nolan. It was a paradigm changer for me when I read it in college.