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by On Own Now
19 Jun 2020, 10:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

Just in the interest of trying not to turn this into an ad hominem attack on the person of DAB, I think it is useful to point out that DAB is a very accomplished professional educator/administrator. He earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Purdue University, was a published author and college...
by On Own Now
18 Jun 2020, 12:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

Thanks for the post, nibbler. That's a very frustrating article and completely unnecessary, IMO. I think DAB misses the mark badly, and in doing so, he encourages bad behavior. Social distancing, avoiding unnecessary exposure, washing hands, wearing masks. The thing is that since January 1, we have ...
by On Own Now
15 Jun 2020, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: New Announcement from Church HQ (missionary apparel)

Hi All.

FWIW, I know a guy who was an LDS missionary in the jungles of Central America in the early 1970's (50 years ago). Their standard attire was a white short-sleeved shirt and jeans. No tie.
by On Own Now
15 Jun 2020, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations
Replies: 20
Views: 1378

Re: NAACP, the Church, and modern race relations

Hi All, Just stopping by for a quick thought. I think it is useful to start with a couple of concepts: 1- religion has always been discriminatory. From the very beginning of the Judeo-Christian tradition, God had a Chosen People. Religious groups take on a self-appointed form of us-vs-them. Paganism...
by On Own Now
20 Apr 2020, 13:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Was Jesus Married?
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Was Jesus Married?

Hi friends, just popping in for a quick thought and to say 'hello'. Was Jesus married? We don't know, can't know (and in my opinion, will never know). So, we get to speculate. But as with all speculation, we often fill in the gaps with what we want the outcome to be. It's our nature to do so. As Tin...
by On Own Now
23 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

Toxic masculinity is a real thing. If we look at the Sermon on the Mount, and especially the Beatitudes, it is overwhelmingly a Sermon about the need to be more stereotypically female to a society that was organized upon and valued a stereotypically male organization and approach. Again, my primary...
by On Own Now
20 May 2019, 08:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Church video for SS lesson
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Church video for SS lesson

Just a followup. I'd be interested to hear if/how this was used in SS yesterday. In my class with the 17-year-olds I didn't use the video in my lesson (or talk about marriage). We focused on the Lost Sheep, Prodigal Son (less), Pharisee and Publican, and Jesus healing the blind man, Bartimaeus. I di...
by On Own Now
20 May 2019, 07:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I will be leaving StayLDS. This thread has been a major factor, but it's not the only one. In a few days, I'll write a final post that I've been thinking about, summarizing what I have learned in my path, including through the tremendous help of people here at StayLDS. But the dialog here has moved ...
by On Own Now
17 May 2019, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I'd like to articulate my own views briefly and hopefully leave this thread on more of an upswing (for my own mental health). I don't believe that either "masculine" or "feminine" traits are inherently better or closer to God. Therefore people who have primarily masculine traits (mostly, but not exc...
by On Own Now
16 May 2019, 15:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

[From Greene:] “in a group setting the masculine style is to require a leader, and to either aspire to that role or gain power by being the most loyal follower. Leaders will designate various deputies to do their bidding. Men form hierarchies and punish those who fall out of line. They are highly s...