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by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect
Replies: 21
Views: 1261

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: 1553

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: 4578

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: 4578

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: 715

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...
by On Own Now
03 Apr 2019, 14:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orthodox view of Change
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Orthodox view of Change

There's an interesting article over at lds.org (er, is that churchofjesuschrist.org?) https://www.lds.org/blog/the-most-important-change-of-all This is a nice, fully orthodox view of the changing times and the potential for looking inward for improvement. I appreciate the tone and emphasis of the ar...
by On Own Now
03 Apr 2019, 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect
Replies: 21
Views: 1261

Re: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect

So, one thing I'll just mention about this thread, or more specifically, the title of this thread: I consider myself to be primarily conservative, and I would not equate conservatism with control nor consider it the opposite of either autonomy or respect. If I can be forthright for a moment, I kind ...
by On Own Now
02 Apr 2019, 07:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Dealing with your own hypocrisy
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Dealing with your own hypocrisy

I think it's too strong to use the term hypocrisy in association to occasional failure to live up to our own ideals. I would use that term more for intentional deceit associated with willful disregard for what we say. Made up example: let's say that I'm an alcoholic and I'm trying very hard to beat ...
by On Own Now
02 Apr 2019, 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atonement
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Atonement

This is generally how I see the atonement as well. For me, it all starts with a concept of 'sin' as not evil, but rather just boring human stuff. We are just average Joes (or Janes), and along with that comes all of our human foibles. But, Jesus offered a way ("The Way", the earliest Christians call...
by On Own Now
02 Apr 2019, 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 3464

Re: What is there left to change?

The RMN Presidency has been an important step forward. He hasn't changed anything that I would call major, but by all these small and rapid changes, he has introduced the idea that it is OK for the Church to make changes. This helps get us out of the mode of "we have always done it this way, so we w...