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by Curt Sunshine
18 Oct 2017, 18:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubting my Patriarchal Blessing
Replies: 17
Views: 183

Re: Doubting my Patriarchal Blessing

They are a great source of comfort to those who believe in them.

Not so much to those who don't.

It doesn't have to be more complicated than that.
by Curt Sunshine
18 Oct 2017, 18:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTR is the wrong motto for Primary
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: CTR is the wrong motto for Primary

I like it. I can't think of a single situation where choosing the right is a bad idea, especially since you are the one doing the determining and choosing.

Frankly, I think you are reading more into it than is there.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Oct 2017, 18:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scouts allow Girls now
Replies: 18
Views: 270

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: 6266

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: 219

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: 191

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: 25
Views: 312

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: 207

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.