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by hawkgrrrl
18 Oct 2017, 13:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Nephew Met a GA
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: My Nephew Met a GA

I was at a reg conf when Benson spoke at the Hersheypark Stadium before he became church president. Nelson spoke when I was at the MTC (but I didn't shake his hand). Benson, I recall as lackluster. Nelson's talk was on symbolism in the bible, and it was a great talk, but he seemed very condescending...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Oct 2017, 15:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Web server permissions problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Web server permissions problem?

Likewise.
by hawkgrrrl
12 Oct 2017, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scouts allow Girls now
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Well, here's an analogy in Mormon terms. It's as if the Priesthood was going broke when it lost a big donor, and it realized that the Relief Society was an untapped wellspring of money and had fundraising capabilities, so they Correlated them under the Priesthood umbrella.
by hawkgrrrl
11 Oct 2017, 20:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scouts allow Girls now
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

It's not merging. BSA has been losing money. GSA is pretty pissed at the change because instead of playing nice in the sandbox as it always has, BSA is basically just trying to take over their target market.
by hawkgrrrl
11 Oct 2017, 10:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Tell me why I don't like Sundays
Replies: 35
Views: 904

Re: Tell me why I don't like Sundays

I stumbled across this old post today, and thought of this conversation: https://bycommonconsent.com/2016/10/17/ ... more-83179
by hawkgrrrl
11 Oct 2017, 10:09
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment

If you tried to apply this thinking to our tax dollars, you might have a similar issue. In fact, lots of people do. Older people get upset that they are paying for education when their kids are grown. People say things like why should I be obligated to pay for a police force or fire department or ro...
by hawkgrrrl
10 Oct 2017, 20:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Class of Sinners
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: The New Class of Sinners

The inspiration identifying the need for a proclamation on the family came to the leadership of the Church over 23 years ago. It was a surprise to some who thought the doctrinal truths about marriage and the family were well understood without restatement. The "inspiration" was that the church didn...
by hawkgrrrl
10 Oct 2017, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Class of Sinners
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: The New Class of Sinners

The new reboot of Will & Grace last week was interesting. Aside from the usual gay jokes about being gay and the slapstickery that makes Grace a buffoon every week (some of this series grates on me if you can't tell), there was a very interesting exchange between Will, who is now in his 40s, and a y...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Oct 2017, 22:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three Cheers for a Wise Bishop
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Three Cheers for a Wise Bishop

I think this is an important lesson bishops need to learn. Many families are beyond stretched these days.
by hawkgrrrl
09 Oct 2017, 21:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Tell me why I don't like Sundays
Replies: 35
Views: 904

Re: Tell me why I don't like Sundays

Honestly, in my last ward, I could barely make it three hours, and we had entertaining talks, exceptional Gospel Doctrine teachers, and solid RS teachers and leaders. Now, we have very rote talks, ill-prepared phoning-it-in GD teachers, and pretty good RS teachers, and it's much much harder. A lot r...