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by HiJolly
01 Apr 2011, 21:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Pretend
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Let's Pretend

A thought occurred to me in response to MtnMan's post today about same sex temple marriages...let's just assume that it's happened -- that the Prophet has had a revelation you can be a full-fledged member of the Church and be in a full-blown same sex marriage. What reasons would apologetics give fo...
by HiJolly
01 Apr 2011, 21:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 116 Pages FOUND!
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: 116 Pages FOUND!

Hadji Ali You keep letting stuff like that slip, and one of these days old Tom is going to ask Uncle Jim who you are. :lol: Layers, Tom, layers. And he wouldn't know me by that name anyway. And this points out that I can't be Pres. Uchtdorf either, since he didn't visit your Uncle Jim's house in Me...
by HiJolly
01 Apr 2011, 14:31
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: 116 Pages FOUND!
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: 116 Pages FOUND!

Dang, cwald - - there goes your semi-annual opportunity to see me on TV!

(which is why I go by Hadji Ali -- I mean, HiJolly, & not my real name) 8-)


HJ
by HiJolly
01 Apr 2011, 14:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What about those stories?
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: What about those stories?

I don't think the angels, God and Christ were physical, but I don't *know* they weren't ... I can't even begin to reject Christ appearing to Joseph Smith. No can do. I think you're saying something important here, but I'm not sure what. Maybe I just need a nap. I'm saying that I can't discount a vi...
by HiJolly
31 Mar 2011, 14:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Ordinance of shaking dust from feet?
Replies: 19
Views: 2695

Re: Ordinance of shaking dust from feet?

I hate anecdotal stories. Most of them are patently absurd - like the sorority one. I remember one about someone who was in a house fire and suffered terrible burns but the burns stopped completely at his garment line (I bet he was wishing he had been wearing the long john version). Here's another ...
by HiJolly
30 Mar 2011, 21:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What about those stories?
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: What about those stories?

I ought to write a book: "The probable God" :crazy:


HiJolly
by HiJolly
30 Mar 2011, 21:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What about those stories?
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: What about those stories?

I have been thinking about the miraculous foundational stories that are so apart of Mormonism. For example: God and Jesus visiting Joseph Angel Moroni visiting Joseph Gold Plates Angels with flaming swords The whole Kirkland temple dedication experience. I am beginning to understand those outside o...
by HiJolly
30 Mar 2011, 20:51
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Is faith just a matter of deciding to believe?
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Is faith just a matter of deciding to believe?

I personally take Joseph's definition of faith -- it is a gift of God based on our actions. But how that works is not simple nor easy to understand, much less explain. I'm sorry but how can it be a gift if it's based on something. If I have to do something for it, it's a payment. This is something ...
by HiJolly
30 Mar 2011, 09:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Is faith just a matter of deciding to believe?
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Is faith just a matter of deciding to believe?

At sacrament meeting today one of the speakers made the point that faith was just a matter of deciding to believe. I was struck by that since my loss of faith came from a combination of not feeling a connection with the Spirit and not being able to explain problems with JS, polygamy, the BoM, histo...
by HiJolly
30 Mar 2011, 09:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Remembering my spiritual experiences help me
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Remembering my spiritual experiences help me

Hi Gang, Just thought I'd share my gems of wisdom with you regarding how my spiritual experiences have kept me in the church intellectually even though I just attend church on a very occasional basis. (a few times a year). Hi! I was in the "mormon stories facebook community" for a few weeks but the...