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by Roy
08 Jan 2019, 12:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Special Sunday School class
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Special Sunday School class

It's on the reading list. I started re-reading it last night so that I can use it as camouflage to incorporate some of my doctrinal and church history concerns. Wow, a reading list! I think I might love this class. Some of the things that were big takeaways for me concerning RSR: JS did not seem an...
by Roy
07 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Yes, extremes are often scary.
by Roy
07 Jan 2019, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1032

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

Treat others as they want to be treated!

Or barring that...

Treat others as you want to be treated!

Or barring that...

Don't be a jerk! :thumbup:
by Roy
07 Jan 2019, 10:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes and more changes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Changes and more changes

It used to annoy me how liberally the word "revelation" is used in the Church, but it's one of the cornerstones of the Church I've come to accept. Though I don't believe in it, you can't have the Church without it. Yeah, I suppose that revelation can come from surveys, focus groups, pilot programs,...
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 16:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Special Sunday School class
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Special Sunday School class

I personally would love a class such as this. I would love a venue where it could be discussed that there are reasons to disbelieve as well as to believe. This is precisely the environment where faith can exist. Also that we Mormons may have put many things into the truth cart that do not belong the...
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 15:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

I was recently talking a pastor friend of mine that I respect. According to him, Jesus was always perfect even as a child. If Jesus makes any mistakes then he is not fully God and could not have performed the atonement. According to him, The Bible is inerrant. The bible is the word of God and God ca...
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 14:38
Forum: Support
Topic: My Stake President - His Moses Instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: My Stake President - His Moses Instruction

Wonderful! We do not need to be directed in all things - and that includes at all levels of the church.
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 14:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing

Wonderful! I know that some saw the sealing wording as doctrinal to hold the door open for the return of polygamy (in this world or the world to come). Exciting that we are getting further from that particular theology.
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 14:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes and more changes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Changes and more changes

From the FPM on the recent changes to the endowment: Over these many centuries, details associated with temple work have been adjusted periodically, including language, methods of construction, communication, and record-keeping. Prophets have taught that there will be no end to such adjustments as d...
by Roy
06 Jan 2019, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it Good to be Ungrateful?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Is it Good to be Ungrateful?

I agree with Curt that for most people both gratitude and motivation to improve are important. DW feels guilty almost constantly for not measuring up. She sees me as self-justifying my actions. She thinks that her approach is better because she is closer to changing her actions. I do not see her cha...