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by hawkgrrrl
13 Jul 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

As to your #5, enjoying your life, improving your home, etc., is not hedonism. That's just human flourishing. This is an interesting dichotomy in religion, and it goes to the heart of several very old Christian debates. Should we hate the body (corporeal mortification at one extreme, wearing a cilic...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Jul 2018, 10:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Spiritual Anchors

A great post from Michael Austin. Love his writing! https://bycommonconsent.com/2018/07/12/spiritual-anchors/ A few highlights. He talks about 3 childhood beliefs he held that created a belief heuristic or shortcut for him, one that prevented him from spiritual development. Here they are: 1 - Satan ...
by hawkgrrrl
11 Jul 2018, 12:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1005

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

As our stake president's wife pointed out "We are ALL cafeteria Mormons and cafeteria humans." When it comes to doctrine, nobody really buys everything that's been said for several reasons: 1) they don't know everything that's been said, 2) leaders have contradicted each other, so which thing do you...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Jul 2018, 14:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?

One study I read said that people feel happy when they see themselves as just a little better off than the other people around them. So I guess it depends on which thing you are comparing: your belief in your superior knowledge or your disillusionment with your own failings (either moral failings or...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Jul 2018, 10:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Judgment Day, and You've Been Rebuked -- what will you say or do?
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: It's Judgment Day, and You've Been Rebuked -- what will you say or do?

According to our theology, we'll end up where we'll be most comfortable. The place we go will feel like a reward to us. I guess I would say "Terrestrial Kingdom? Awesome. Where do I put my bags?"
by hawkgrrrl
08 Jul 2018, 20:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1005

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

Well, welcome to the rabbit hole, SD's friend. You've teased with just enough information to blow his black & white world to bits. Honestly, though, that's not faith to be so black & white. That's my view, and I'm completely serious. That's spiritual laziness. It's ennui. Yes, Oliver Cowdery referre...
by hawkgrrrl
08 Jul 2018, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1005

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

I'm still catching up on the thread because I find this fascinating. Quickly, though, I wanted to note something you said: One thing I found amusing is that he was pretty black and white on commandments like tithing, temple, etcetera. But when I spoke about refusing callings, he was largely in agree...
by hawkgrrrl
03 Jul 2018, 13:00
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

But the GA deserves credit for finally seeing her point. I definitely don't think he does see her point. On the contrary, he basically thinks that it would be harder--but preferable--to change "the world's definition" of preside to conform to their definition without acknowledging that the church d...
by hawkgrrrl
11 Jun 2018, 13:24
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

I found her exchange with the GA to be both encouraging (she has the patience of a saint!) and disheartening. How on earth can he require this much work to still end at an unsatisfactory conclusion? He still doesn't get it. And she has to go out to meet him in his wrong position so many times. It re...
by hawkgrrrl
11 Jun 2018, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 36
Views: 1040

Re: What does it mean to council?

I'm curious what topics you guys thing would be good topics for council meetings. Here are the ones we've done: 1 - gathering input on topics people wanted for upcoming lessons. This one was a disaster. 2 - about the wide-scale changes (including youth interviews with parent in or adjacent, Elders Q...