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by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 12:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What to carry with me
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: What to carry with me

Welcome, Daughter1. I'm glad you're here. I look forward to hearing your voice here and seeing the perspective you bring. Like you, and so many others here, I took it all very seriously and then experienced what I sometimes refer to as The Great Disappointment. After that, what I have found is that ...
by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 08:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC

I'd categorize the changes that the Church can make as falling into one of three buckets: Doctrine - the teachings of the Church or the eternal truths revealed by God Policy - requirements and restrictions that govern how the Church and its members are to behave Operations - day to day workings of t...
by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 07:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3098

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

dande, It's certainly a fair question. In defense of the BofM, though, I'll ask the question another way. What doctrines are in the Bible that are not found in the other books of LDS scripture? Why do we need the Bible? I don't mean this to pit one against the other, but rather to say that the LDS v...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Courage This Change Took
Replies: 27
Views: 1026

Re: The Courage This Change Took

Certainly, it is stickier. But my perspective is that the Nov 15 policy was not loved by hardly anyone. There was a lot of visible frustration, even among the faithful. Hardliners, maybe, but the average member was more than a little troubled, IMO. So, I think people will be more willing to move alo...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2588

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

Call me skeptical, but as good as this is, and it is very good, I think people are reading a little more meaning into it than it deserves. I don't mean here, but from others I've heard. This doesn't fundamentally change anything. I view the Nov 15 Policy as the low point in a bad direction, and that...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect
Replies: 21
Views: 826

Re: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect

Thank you, hawkgrrrl. I appreciate the response. It's all good... I'm just looking for a little less CNBC and a little more NPR ;-) I still think of myself as a pretty caring person who loves diversity and supports SSM, even though I'm politically pretty conservative, which in the eyes of many in to...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Courage This Change Took
Replies: 27
Views: 1026

Re: The Courage This Change Took

So, I was around and substantially impacted by the March 1982 Policy of 18 month missions for Elders. It was reverted in December, 1984, 2.75 years later; less time than it took to revise the Nov 15 policy (just under 3.5 years). As far as I could tell, people took that in stride. It made sense to u...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 11:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2588

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

I got emotional texting my wife about this announcement. I wanted her to contact her openly gay cousin to tell him the good news. She reminded me that her cousin has long since left the church and is not consumed by LDS issues anymore. This news would likely bring to him a mixture of emotions and s...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2588

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

I love it because it reinforces the idea that the Church can tweak policies. More reinforcement of the change-is-OK concept. Also, I love it because it walks back a really bad, heartless, hardliner policy. I'm a bit surprised that THIS group of leaders where willing to do that, because they are basi...
by On Own Now
03 Apr 2019, 15:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orthodox view of Change
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Orthodox view of Change

Nice article. I am wondering what elements do you see as non-orthodox? Thank you for your insight. I think it is all orthodox now. What is orthodox is changing right now, in our time. It's kind of cool. Just a handful of years ago, we would not have seen so much emphasis on NOT following blindly. T...