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by Curt Sunshine
26 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you participate in Symposia ......
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Do you participate in Symposia ......

I am 52 years old. That has never been part of the interview questions in my endowed lifetime.
by Curt Sunshine
26 Apr 2018, 15:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical situation
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: Hypothetical situation

I don't take anything one person says automatically as representative of the top leadership collectively, so it wouldn't change anything for me - except to cringe at what it would do to others who are more vulnerable than I am. Also, there have been quite a few people who have said pretty much the o...
by Curt Sunshine
26 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 23
Views: 221

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

1) I love our 2nd Article of Faith, since I believe it says we are not punished for the weaknesses we inherit by birth - and I believe our agency is evaluated gently and mercifully based on a divine knowledge of how little we a truly can control fully. 2) I believe agency is free for two reasons: we...
by Curt Sunshine
26 Apr 2018, 14:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Jacob and Esau
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Jacob and Esau

Oh, and I taught the Gospel Dotrine class when it was these chapters. I started by outlining the succession stories and graphing the horrible consequences of the deceit that have lasted into our own modern times. I told everyone I was putting on my history teacher hat for a bit, and it was well-rece...
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 19:37
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

You will find good and bad days everywhere. Seriously, from the inside, hidden warts come to light eventually in every organization.

Work on finding a way to stay before deciding to leave and face major complications and headaches in every area of your life.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 19:32
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: My strategy moving forward

Yes, back-and-forth emotions are common. Go slowly and tackle things one step at a time. You will find a proper balance if you are patient.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 14:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote
Replies: 17
Views: 3713

Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

I like to bump up this thread from six years ago occasionally when we have a bunch of new participants.

The last stanza of the poem, especially, is profound for new participants.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 14:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "The CES Letter"
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: "The CES Letter"

Many Prophets of whom we have record had something that could be seen as a prophetic disqualification - and the "greatest" often had the worst. That is true especially of those who were founding figures. Noah got drunk and was raped by his daughter; Moses murdered a man and then let his ego take per...
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 161

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

All three, determined mostly by the views of the individual members and leaders.