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by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 18:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scouts allow Girls now
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

It is purely financial - and a direct result of losing the LDS Church as the biggest financial contributor. They had to try to replace the Mormon boys with someone, and girls was the only demographic that was large enough to do so.

The irony is delicious.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 17:51
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: A Thread For Talks and Lessons
Replies: 72
Views: 6247

Re: A Thread For Talks and Lessons

Thanks for sharing this. I really like the message - and I love the 3 Little Pigs analogy.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 17:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Temple Wedding Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: My Temple Wedding Adventure

Thanks for sharing this, friend. It makes my heart happy.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 17:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Busy in the Beehive
Replies: 14
Views: 169

Re: Busy in the Beehive

I think the motives almost always are pure and honest. Yes, we have way too many meetings, but I believe the VAST majority of leaders believe they are striving for the good in what they do and ask.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 17:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances

The one thing that jumped out at me is that the stipend is less than lots of church employees make, as has been mentioned. I know the Q12 & FP have other sources of income, but lots of other GAs don't. It is cool to me that the President of BYU, for example, makes more than the top leadership - and ...
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2017, 20:12
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Church's History of Tithing
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: The Church's History of Tithing

I think the leaders believe in the idea of saving for times of famine - and a few of them were around when the Church was on the verge of bankruptcy a few decades ago. It makes a difference.
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2017, 20:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances

D. Michael Quinn looked into the Church's finances. His conclusions are interesting. I think you all would be interested.

http://www.sltrib.com/religion/local/20 ... ots-of-it/
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2017, 15:59
Forum: Support
Topic: What My Faith Journey Taught Me
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: What My Faith Journey Taught Me

For what it's worth, I would say close to half or more of the original church structure, culture, and even doctrine has been dismantled and replaced at this point - and I see that as a positive thing. My faith journey has taught me that such change will continue - sometimes at the pace I would like,...
by Curt Sunshine
14 Oct 2017, 15:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Convert trying to stay
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Convert trying to stay

You are not alone in your situation. For many, there are negative elements, but the positive ones outweigh the negative ones - to widely varying degrees. For others, the negative outweighs the positive - but other factors keep them from leaving. Finding an individual balance that works for you is th...