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by johndehlin
03 Aug 2009, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"
Replies: 55
Views: 4596

Re: Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"

Tom, Based on my readings from Chaim Potok....it would be bad for the church to completely lose its orthodoxed leaders and members (like the lady in the article you mentioned). They keep the church alive. If religion loses the literal strand of belief, it usually withers (in my observation). So if w...
by johndehlin
02 Aug 2009, 21:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"
Replies: 55
Views: 4596

Re: Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"

Tom, I think this quote provides important cover. I think it shows an important direction of tolerance and of a "big tent" approach. It will definitely take a while for the approach to trickle down -- that's always the toughest part of managing a very large organization. But I see the writing on the...
by johndehlin
02 Aug 2009, 20:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"
Replies: 55
Views: 4596

Elder Holland on the "Middle Way"

"... If someone can find something in the Book of Mormon, anything that they love or respond to or find dear, I applaud that and say more power to you. That's what I find, too. And that should not in any way discount somebody's liking a passage here or a passage there or the whole idea of the book, ...
by johndehlin
30 Jul 2009, 06:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead Kindly Light
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Lead Kindly Light

Beautiful. Love it.
by johndehlin
29 Jul 2009, 14:49
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS friend of the past 30 years is leaving the church.
Replies: 26
Views: 2246

Re: LDS friend of the past 30 years is leaving the church.

This may be a great topic for a new thread but it brought to mind how I have transitioned from using the metaphorical/actual terms to preferring spiritual/physical. In a strange twist of fate spiritual things have become much deeper and more meaningful to me since I have separated them from the phy...
by johndehlin
27 Jul 2009, 11:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the administrators of this site
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: To the administrators of this site

Tom Haws wrote:You want me to look into possible phpBB mods that could do this? If necessary, I could program something, but we don't want to do that.
Sure, Tom. Thanks!
by johndehlin
27 Jul 2009, 08:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the administrators of this site
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: To the administrators of this site

Poppyseed,

I'm actually very interested in the topics that you enjoy/like.

I'll look into applying some type of ratings system here.

Feel free to email me w/ links to your favorite posts.
by johndehlin
20 Jul 2009, 04:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Then why stay Jewish?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Then why stay Jewish?

Primarycolor, Interesting comments. Welcome to StayLDS.com! Thanks so much for stopping by. It's a real coincidence that you write the following: "A Moses did exist, a David did exist, Abraham..." I have a really thoughtful (and faithful) friend who just wrote the following text on another board: "I...
by johndehlin
02 Jul 2009, 08:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Ask, Seek and Find Epiphany
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Ask, Seek and Find Epiphany

Great stuff, Ray.
by johndehlin
22 Jun 2009, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Then why stay Jewish?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Then why stay Jewish?

Like "Look, we have this whole religion with 3000 years of tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax and it's chock full of all these great ideas to get people to act ethically and morally, let's just go with this so we don't have to try to get people to move with something new''. I actually see a lot o...