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by Curt Sunshine
17 Oct 2018, 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masonry and Metaphor
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Masonry and Metaphor

Even with the sexist elements of the endowment, I like the temple ordinances specifically because they are symbolic and never were intended to be literal. Literalists can't see that, but multiple church leaders have said it plainly and clearly. Particularly, I like the reality that everyone who star...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 23:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 290

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

Technically, in our theology salvation is a gift to all who are born, except the few Children of Perdition, for their premortal choice. Exaltation is different.

Just sayin'. ;)
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 23:32
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: I May Throw Up...

Fixed. :oops:
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 09:40
Forum: Support
Topic: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments
Replies: 2
Views: 98

To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments

"So, if you are too tired to speak, sit (with us) for (we), too, (are) fluent in silence." - R. Arnold


Thank you simply for being here. That needs to be said occasionally.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 09:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 34
Views: 712

Re: I May Throw Up...

You are a wicked OON, nibbler. :lol: :smile: :lol: :smile:
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday Worship
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: New Sunday Worship

Thank you for linking that post.

I hope we do this right.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2018, 09:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 483
Views: 43617

Re: Useful quote of the day...

"So, if you are too tired to speak, come sit next to me, for I, too, am fluent in silence." - R. Arnold
by Curt Sunshine
15 Oct 2018, 06:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 290

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

"Mandatory" means required. Many members have jobs on Sunday, for example, and can't attend church services regularly - for short and long periods of time. Many people are home bound and can't attend church at all. The Church's position is, essentially, attend when you can - and "acceptable" definit...
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2018, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 399

Re: The Church to match box office sales ...

Some historian friends have said it is excellent - and that it emphasizes both Emma and Jane as strong women.

Also, to be crystal clear:

The movie was NOT created by the Church. That is important to note, just in case some people are not aware of it.
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2018, 17:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 290

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

No, and neither does the Church, unless we broaden it to be "as many Sundays as is reasonably possible for each person".