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by DevilsAdvocate
30 Mar 2018, 07:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

On one hand I don't think it's fair to blame the Church for the bad behavior of one individual (one bad apple) basically acting on his own in a way that is clearly out of sync with what the Church tries to teach. But on the other hand I think the Church deserves a lot of blame for the way they react...
by DevilsAdvocate
03 Mar 2018, 11:47
Forum: Support
Topic: The Apostle Paul - Ugh.
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: The Apostle Paul - Ugh.

Paul though flumoxes me. I love his words on Charity in Corinthians. I love sections of Romans. But darn it all, Paul ruffles my gospel feathers... Today I had the honor of being told by an unsuspecting Pastor that his church couldn't serve at an interfaith homeless shelter because Mormons were at ...
by DevilsAdvocate
30 Jan 2018, 07:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

They're in a difficult position. Their theology has placed limits and constraints on the kind of answers they can give to the questions asked. They're going to have to receive new revelation to give answers that are any more satisfying than the ones they gave. Until then, they are painted into a co...
by DevilsAdvocate
27 Jan 2018, 10:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

I watched these questions and responses; to me it mostly sounded like they don't really know of any good way to solve some of the most common problems and challenges facing the Church nowadays so they are just going to keep on doing and saying the same things they always have for the foreseeable fut...
by DevilsAdvocate
29 Dec 2017, 10:54
Forum: Support
Topic: What's wrong with masturbation?
Replies: 27
Views: 3171

Re: What's wrong with masturbation?

I don't see anything wrong with it. In fact this looks like one of the most common and harmless of all supposed "sins" as taught by the LDS Church right up there with coffee and tea. I think LDS Church leaders have generally considered it a sin mostly because of the idea that sex is supposedly only ...
by DevilsAdvocate
04 Dec 2017, 21:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 2794

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

I read enough blogs and listen to enough podcasts from the liberal side of the Mormon spectrum to know that what many people look for, focus on, and hope for is change! Change in doctrines, change in policy, change in leadership, change in so many things that will make the Mormon faith (from their ...
by DevilsAdvocate
21 Nov 2017, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3902

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

Fwiw, DA, your response to my comment really had little to do with my comment. You addressed a totally different issue than what I described. ...I will reiterate that anyone who references their strength as a reason to hurt others in the way they use porn is self-delusional. I am saying nothing abo...
by DevilsAdvocate
19 Nov 2017, 13:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3902

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

Just like so many things, we tend to see this issue through our own lens and assume that lens is correct for everyone else. This is true particularly with people who have high tolerances for something. They chafe at being/feeling restricted with regard to something that isn't a problem for them - o...
by DevilsAdvocate
17 Nov 2017, 08:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3902

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

Basically it looks like many LDS women just don't want to believe that their own husband, father, brothers, sons, etc. are viewing porn/nudity on a regular basis. And it looks like many moral crusaders like to think that talking about how bad and bad for you that porn supposedly is will make a sign...
by DevilsAdvocate
17 Nov 2017, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3902

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

Basically it looks like many LDS women just don't want to believe that their own husband, father, brothers, sons, etc. are viewing porn/nudity on a regular basis. I disagree here. It's not just LDS women. Many people of other faiths despise pornography. The industry does do damage. That's not relig...