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by hawkgrrrl
23 Mar 2020, 11:47
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Anybody else watch Messiah (Netflix)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Anybody else watch Messiah (Netflix)?

al Masijh says something I really liked in the show, and I looked it up. It's a C.S. Lewis quote:
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth."
by hawkgrrrl
23 Mar 2020, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID a sign of the last days?
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: COVID a sign of the last days?

Christians have been predicting the second coming is imminent for two thousand years. Barely had Jesus left the room when they started seeing signs of his return. In my teen years it was the Cold War. We expected the USSR would hit the button and there would be a nuclear winter, and that would usher...
by hawkgrrrl
03 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Anybody else watch Messiah (Netflix)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Anybody else watch Messiah (Netflix)?

I really liked it! Glad some of you have also seen it. I was surprised at Dermott Mulroney being a Mormon POTUS, but he seemed to hit some of the right tones. I love the thought experiment of trying to figure out if he's divine. When he does a miracle, it still feels like a trick. Is he for real or ...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Feb 2020, 12:52
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Women and Priesthood

To put it in a simpler way, I don't need a man to explain to me what it's like to be a woman, and every time they try, they demonstrate their utter failure to comprehend what they are talking about. It cuts both ways. I keep on being told what it's like to be a man by women. Not a clue either. Fair...
by hawkgrrrl
03 Feb 2020, 14:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Women and Priesthood

To put it in a simpler way, I don't need a man to explain to me what it's like to be a woman, and every time they try, they demonstrate their utter failure to comprehend what they are talking about.
by hawkgrrrl
10 Jan 2020, 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3789

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

I confess two things: 1) I didn't read all the comments that came before, and 2) today it occurred to me that I've been off the grid mostly (due to some health issues), but I didn't mean to totally disappear. I'm back! On this topic, I have a lot of things to say, so here goes: 1) I remember the Chu...
by hawkgrrrl
10 Jan 2020, 12:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say

First reaction is that I've never heard of this idea that the parents go the temple the first time with their kids. Really, I haven't heard of it. I've raised 3 kids in the church, and this was never an expectation. I've literally never been to the temple with my kids when they've done youth temple ...
by hawkgrrrl
26 Nov 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Young Men Theme
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: New Young Men Theme

I can't help but continue to conclude that we are led by idiots. Gender essentialist idiots.
by hawkgrrrl
30 Oct 2019, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage

Before our ward split, we had a GD teacher ask the class whether the Church believed marriage was egalitarian or complementarian. The class mostly agreed that the Church was egalitarian. Honestly, I think my current ward (mostly older folks) wouldn't bat an eye about claiming it's complementarian. W...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Oct 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 1240

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

I'm with Tica. I still don't feel women are seen and taken seriously. Thanks for the crumbs and afterthoughts. It's hard to be patient with the old attitudes about women. They are very very slow to change, and I'm in middle age already. I've been putting up with it for a long time. I was also remind...