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by wayfarer
04 Dec 2011, 19:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Devotional - thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Christmas Devotional - thoughts

Saw the LDS First Presidency Christmas Devotional tonight. Lovely music, as always, wish there was more of it. Opening prayer mentioned that we should evaluate whether our tithes and offerings were acceptable -- didn't know if that fit into a prayer or a sermon, but ah well. There is something amazi...
by wayfarer
04 Dec 2011, 12:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did Elder Packer delay the second coming?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Did Elder Packer delay the second coming?

Ray, I think you are right about the lying thing. The problem is, is Doug is absolutely right to. The church presents them as facts - coming from the prophets of god --- and we are not allowed to ever question the prophet. The foundational concepts of the 14Fs are just so detrimental to reason and ...
by wayfarer
03 Dec 2011, 20:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 733

The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

I had a thought this morning about the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Why would partaking of knowledge be a forbidden thing? In fact, 'knowledge' of church history or other indelicate issues with the church causes me to be in the middle way. So I wondered if this partaking of the tree of knowle...
by wayfarer
03 Dec 2011, 19:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Parable of the Unjust Steward: A Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: The Parable of the Unjust Steward: A Perspective

I dunno. My take on the entire parable is "WTF?" Holy Scripture is the Word of God, and carries the full authority of God. Every single statement of the Bible calls for instant and unqualified acceptance. Every doctrine of the Bible is the teaching of God and therefore requires full agreement. Every...
by wayfarer
02 Dec 2011, 13:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormons and Bad Taste
Replies: 37
Views: 1965

Re: Mormons and Bad Taste

cwald wrote:
hawkgrrrl wrote:... I refuse to spend more than $200 on a designer handbag....
Wh wha what?

200 dollars for a HANDBAG! wtf?
I think your tagline says, "Gender=Male". You aren't supposed to understand.

In like manner, my DW will complain that I spent $500 for my a single club in my golf-bag...
by wayfarer
30 Nov 2011, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paying to play
Replies: 148
Views: 3486

Re: Paying to play

SilentDawning wrote:8. One of the Church's aims is to grow the Church's assets and wealth. Spiritual principles serve that end.
What does this mean? Spiritual Principles serve the end of growing the Church's assets and wealth?

I do not understand.
by wayfarer
29 Nov 2011, 19:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What does the Holy Ghost feel like?
Replies: 22
Views: 2163

What does the Holy Ghost feel like?

Reading the thread on the Gift of the Holy Ghost, I'm wondering, what does the experience of the spirit or Holy Ghost feel like to you?
by wayfarer
29 Nov 2011, 03:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paying to play
Replies: 148
Views: 3486

Re: Paying to play

, how do I repent? How would I ever make restitution for the years I didn't tithe? repentence=change. there is no need for payment of back tithing. after determining the way you want to pay it, start paying it regularly. once you start paying with the intention to continue, you've repented and are ...
by wayfarer
28 Nov 2011, 19:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: J.Smith and Masonry: In my Head and in my Heart
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: J.Smith and Masonry: In my Head and in my Heart

Heber-ji, i couldn't agree with you more. Joseph Smith, like so many other founders of great religions committed a lot of pious fraud, yet in spite of that, or maybe because of it, he was able to legitimize his teachings and gain a significant enough of a following to do a lot of good. I remember ye...
by wayfarer
28 Nov 2011, 17:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Sexual Transgression and Dwelling Together in Love
Replies: 20
Views: 842

Re: Sexual Transgression and Dwelling Together in Love

Let me ask a follow-up question...let's say someone sins and truly repents, including confession to the bishop. The Bishop teaches they are not worthy to take the sacrament. Then the person feels from prayer they are forgiven...and perhaps that part you mentioned about "God's love and atonement ope...