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by On Own Now
30 Apr 2019, 14:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: LDS LGBT answers to prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: LDS LGBT answers to prayer

I'm so happy for you all. What a testament to the power of love!
by On Own Now
30 Apr 2019, 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1426

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

I have it on good authority that they'll be announcing something that you may love during the October '19 general conference. Look for it right after the announcement that tells all those extremely patient missionaries how long their mission will be. :P Haha.. I laughed out loud. Good thing I wasn'...
by On Own Now
30 Apr 2019, 12:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: War

...in what became known as the Utah war, but even this war was bloodless on both sides. Well, as long as you don't count the Mountain Meadows Massacre, anyway. Unfortunately, it's really hard not to count it. The impending invasion heavily influenced the idea of hold-your-ground-at-all-costs in an ...
by On Own Now
29 Apr 2019, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

Oh, boy, does the Church do this. And as DJ says, it's not just our Church. I believe that it is a pretty simple matter. I think that when the 90's version of RMN read that passage in Hebrews, he saw the "without us" phrase and immediately saw it through his lens as pertaining to the temple. I think...
by On Own Now
29 Apr 2019, 12:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Blame and the Journey
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Blame and the Journey

As long as we are quoting, I like this as a way to get past how we got here, and just work on what is next: “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what...
by On Own Now
24 Apr 2019, 12:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Church video for SS lesson
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Church video for SS lesson

I believe the Church's stake in religious liberty is about ensuring that they are not forced to recognize SSM or perform it in their buildings or temples. I don't see anything objectionable about their having the concern or about their trying to assert that they should be allowed to practice their r...
by On Own Now
21 Apr 2019, 17:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally saying hi
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Finally saying hi

hi tgt, I look forward to hearing from you on this forum. For now, I just want to tell you how sorry I am that you are going through this. Believe it or not, there is a lot of good that can enter your life BECAUSE of the faith crisis, but there is no getting around the fact that right now it is brin...
by On Own Now
18 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Collateral Damage

<Philosophy> FWIW, if I could point to any one BEST new idea that came out of my faith crisis, it was no longer believing in the devil. Whether there is a God or not, I think it helps increase our resolve and potential to stop believing that bad ideas come to us because of some external other being,...
by On Own Now
17 Apr 2019, 08:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 871

New Teaching: Qualification

Christian theology has long had the concepts of Sanctification and Justification. Mormons needed a term. Enter Qualification. The idea, apparently, is that we Mormons fall squarely on the Faith side of Faith vs Works, but also that we must be "qualified" to receive Grace. It's not exactly a new idea...
by On Own Now
08 Apr 2019, 09:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 1164

Re: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite

Going into this GC, I was consciously giving two of my less-favorite Apostles my ear and the benefit of the doubt. I fear that I have in the past shut them out and wanted to listen to what they had to say to see if it could ease my angst about them; knowing that the attempt would be better for me th...