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by Curt Sunshine
20 Mar 2019, 09:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 35
Views: 644

Re: Rome Temple

I have no doubt the church leadership sees this as revelation. To repeat what I said earlier, I have no way of knowing whether it came from God, so I won't dispute the claim. I think it is fine to talk about our perceptions of revelation, but I personally am not comfortable making statements about w...
by Curt Sunshine
20 Mar 2019, 09:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Lent Experience This Year
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: My Lent Experience This Year

I love that quote.

A few years ago, I focused my New Year's Resolutions on being a little better at each element of the Sermon on the Mount - one element per month. The first year was mostly one beatitude per month. It was difficult, but it was the best resolution experience of my life.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Mar 2019, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 35
Views: 644

Re: Rome Temple

Revelation is as revelation is perceived to be. I am sure the statements are completely honest and sincere. I wasn't part of the process, so I can't classify the conclusions one way or another. That is one thing I don't touch with a ten-foot pole - largely because I don't want others critiquing my o...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Mar 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 700

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

Sam's comment deserves attention. He makes an interesting point.
by Curt Sunshine
11 Mar 2019, 16:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 35
Views: 644

Re: Rome Temple

1) "Rumor has it" is not a solid way to frame this discussion. We have no idea, but I am skeptical of that cost. 2) This is a showcase temple. I am fine with that, given the location. It probably will become a Mecca-like location - the SLC temple of Europe. If that is the intent, I get it. 3) Photo ...
by Curt Sunshine
09 Mar 2019, 12:37
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Vox LDS growth article

One factor that is overlooked in the article is the active, individual-member missionary effort. One core aspect of total membership AND active membership is a stream of new membership outside just babies born to members. As a percentage of total membership and "active membership", the LDS Church do...
by Curt Sunshine
08 Mar 2019, 18:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Vox LDS growth article

All churches report membership numbers as broadly as possible - meaning they use whatever measurement shows the highest number that can be defended reasonably. I don't mean to imply they lie or intentionally deceive, although that happens sometimes, but rather that they report in a way that best exp...
by Curt Sunshine
05 Mar 2019, 08:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Values Proposition
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Family Values Proposition

Love (Why do you do what you do?) Respect (Avoid judgment, especially without extensive input from the other person.) Thoughtfulness (Think before you act. Act, don't be acted upon.) Honesty (Own your actions / decisions.) I have thought about a values system based on the Sermon on the Mount, but th...
by Curt Sunshine
03 Mar 2019, 22:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 667

Re: TR interview and porn

If the Law of Chastity was changed to include porn, baptisms and temple attendance would skyrocket.

Just saying. :P
by Curt Sunshine
03 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 199
Views: 25222

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

The lsessons available for today were the miracles of Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount. I chose to teach about the Sermon on the Mount. I mapped out a brief topical overview of each chapter on the board before class started. I began the class by mentioning that we rarely look at the Sermon on the M...