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by nightwalden
14 May 2010, 10:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview

There are several reasons that I don't care much about the GBH thing. Of course, what he said was incorrect. Mormons teach that human beings have the potential to become like God. But I just don't lift the prophet up on a pedestal the way many do. What he said did not challenge my own beliefs. I per...
by nightwalden
13 May 2010, 21:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any blood donors here?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Any blood donors here?

I had a couple transfusions as a kid and I have O- blood so I try to donate as regularly as possible. I know so many people that are ineligible to donate so I feel a responsibility to do it because I can. They ban people who have had blood transfusions here from giving blood. I think it was to do w...
by nightwalden
13 May 2010, 12:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders

How can I get to feeling positive about them again so I willingly take a calling again when offered to me? And even more importantly, how can I get my enthusiasm back about serving in demanding callings in the Church? I have no desire right now, given my last experience as a priesthood leader. I th...
by nightwalden
13 May 2010, 11:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any blood donors here?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Any blood donors here?

I donate blood all the time and I think that I know the answers to all of the questions people have asked so far. There are several types of blood donations: whole blood, plasma, platelets and double red blood cells. When someone donates whole blood, the whole blood is separated in a lab into red bl...
by nightwalden
10 May 2010, 13:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Innoculation
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Innoculation

Growing up I knew that church history wasn't all rosy but I didn't know a lot of the details. By the time I was a teenager, I understood that the church practiced polygamy and Brigham Young had a bunch of wives and Joseph had many wives also. I knew that blacks were denied the priesthood and was giv...
by nightwalden
03 May 2010, 16:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Home teaching - how to teach it "correctly"?
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Home teaching - how to teach it "correctly"?

I pretty much don't ever use the first presidency message. It's important to cater your message to the audience. I'm in a singles ward so I don't have any kids to cater to. So I spend some time thinking about what spiritual matters have been on my mind lately and I choose one and think about how to ...
by nightwalden
29 Apr 2010, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?
Replies: 59
Views: 1667

Re: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?

The main reason for what I said is the communion with other members. Without being able to connect positively with those around me, I don't know how much value there would be in church. I think that it would be really difficult to love and respect those around you at church if you cannot respect the...
by nightwalden
29 Apr 2010, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?
Replies: 59
Views: 1667

Re: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?

I think you can be as far outside of the box that you want as long as you are still open to the possibility that there is a box. I think that you can be 99% certain that God does not exist, JS is not a prophet, the BoM is fiction, etc as long as you are open to the 1% chance that you are wrong. If y...
by nightwalden
27 Apr 2010, 19:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Tattoos Taboos?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Are Tattoos Taboos?

The church doesn't want people to get tattoos. So for many members, someone getting a tattoo is an act of rebellion and thus taboo. For people who are non-judgmental, tattoos are not taboo. Personally, I like some tattoos on people but I don't like most. They tend to fade and bodies change and they ...
by nightwalden
21 Apr 2010, 18:00
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

I feel very respected by my bishopric while being completely honest about my beliefs and it does me a world of good. I wouldn't mention that the people you visit might be considering quitting church. Ask them what they like about church, what they don't like, and if they have any ideas about how you...