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by Curt Sunshine
17 Dec 2017, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

I like it.

I hope the next move is to allow women and girls to be baptism witnesses, particularly temple endowed women. I see no logical or theological reason for that restriction. It also would remove the impression of only letting girls help with the laundry.
by Curt Sunshine
17 Dec 2017, 13:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Two Guests for Christmas

My wife's birthday is in December. She hated being over-looked, to a degree, because of the rush to Christmas after Thanksgiving. I think that is what started this - a wish to celebrate Joseph's birthday conflicting with the timing of Christmas. Having said that, NO! We talk enough about him at othe...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Dec 2017, 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Hamula revisited

[Admin Note]: This looks like a good time to close this post. Speculation is about the only thing left, and we won't go there more than we already have. The admins and moderators will talk about this and make a consensus decision as quickly as possible.
by Curt Sunshine
11 Dec 2017, 19:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

The nearly universal scope of the Atonement / grace. Seriously, I like being able to say that our pure version of God is more graciously powerful than just about any other Christian view. Eternal progression and theosis sets us apart, if we embrace it. It also is one of the central themes of the Bib...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2017, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Hamula revisited

We just see it differently, Sam. I believe he still believes, so I think they actually did do him a favor by taking apostasy off the table. As I said, people who are going to speculate will speculate no matter what. Everything that is being thrown around would be thrown around no matter what. Withou...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Dec 2017, 14:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Principles class?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Gospel Principles class?

I tend to like Gospel Essentials, since it is easier to have a conversation about general principles and Gospel basics. My wife and I have attended that class off and on for years.

In the end, however, it does boil down to how the teacher handles it.
by Curt Sunshine
08 Dec 2017, 21:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Hamula revisited

If they had left out the "not apostasy" clause, I doubt most of this speculation would happen. Fwiw, I am 100% convinced it would have happened no matter what (that literally anything being said now would have been said no matter what). I've read enough in the ex-Mormon and anti-Mormon world over t...
by Curt Sunshine
05 Dec 2017, 15:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 622

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

Benson was radically different as the President than he was as an apostile. I will cross that bridge when we get to it, but I hope, if Elder Bednar becomes the President, it will be after years of Uchtdorf & Eyring leadership in the FP. I actually am interested in Oaks, simply because I could see hi...
by Curt Sunshine
05 Dec 2017, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated
Replies: 46
Views: 1363

Re: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated

Sam B. wrote: I didn't know if there had been any further developments in the Hamula case, so I decided to look online recently... what I saw was speculation, speculation, speculation... I think this is the trouble. The church was so vague about what his excommunication was for that the public has ...