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by Curt Sunshine
16 Jan 2018, 23:07
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 28
Views: 376

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Fwiw, historically, the general practice has been like the current situation: the senior members of the 12 serving in the FP, with an "acting president" of the Q12. Elder Uchtdorf was a notable exception. Yes, this is a move toward a more traditional construction, but I don't see it as a radical mov...
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 18:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

Very, but I don't push at all, and I don't bring up general things I see as issues, unless I think it is critical in a particular situation (like if the person is LGBTQ+).
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 18:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

Yes, I think God does - for each of us to find whatever religious/spiritual path works best for us, including churches/ religions.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Legacy of Thomas S Monson
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: The Legacy of Thomas S Monson

Nuance is difficult for many people to understand and accept, as is incremental change.

I agree that his legacy is (or should be) service, love, and incremental change in controversial areas.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Jan 2018, 08:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Pray You...Bear My Joy A While
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: I Pray You...Bear My Joy A While

I believe this is one of the keys to a successful faith transition - learning how to accept the simple fact that real joy is different for individuals - and part of "comforting those who stand in need of comfort includes "bearing their joy", since their joy is what gives them comfort.
by Curt Sunshine
14 Jan 2018, 16:17
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 201

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

"Social chameleon" :D I would qualify that to say I have learned to be authentic in differing ways that are recognized and acceptable to varying groups of people. I am authentic always, but I don't do and say the exact same things in different settings. I have spent multiple decades honing that skil...
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jan 2018, 21:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdup?
Replies: 25
Views: 336

Re: What's the holdup?

Heber, they want you to hear it when they call you as the new apostle. :wave:
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jan 2018, 21:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FP under RMN Presidency
Replies: 32
Views: 607

Re: FP under RMN Presidency

I have no assumptions about the announcement - except that it will not be an announcement of someone else becoming the President of the Church. :P
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jan 2018, 21:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: 1st Sunday councils
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: 1st Sunday councils

Fwiw, Heber, what you want and what you said fits our meeting quite well. Our HPGL said explicitly he didn't want it to end up being just more talk and no action, and we talked about a lot of practical issues while figuring out what we wanted to do.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Jan 2018, 21:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Priesthood blessing of healing
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

That is the conundrum, dande48. It works for me only if I believe in a generally non-interventionist God - but I can't explain the times I feel like God has intervened in some way in a very few of my own experiences. I can explain it, perhaps, if I posit that there is some kind of essence that some ...