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by Forgotten_Charity
09 Jul 2014, 07:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why did this happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2205

Re: Why did this happen?

I think you'll find our women are very happy now. We have a dissident now and again, somebody who speaks out very sharply, very strongly. But that's very unusual. Statistically it's such a very small item that you'd hardly reckon with it.... They're outspoken. They speak up. They feel strongly abou...
by Forgotten_Charity
07 Jul 2014, 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David and Bathsheba
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: David and Bathsheba

As I said before, David also committed a big no no in orthodox Judaism - often overlooked by Christians. Bathsheba was bathing due to her menstrual cycle, and ritually unclean as a result. Interesting that she was an ancestor of both Solomon and Jesus - although how Jesus is descended from either w...
by Forgotten_Charity
07 Jul 2014, 17:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Staying as atheist/agnostic
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Staying as atheist/agnostic

"Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble." -Ralph Waldo Emerson I really think he hit the nail dead center with that. I am a LDS humanitarian. In as much as the church follows this I am right in the trenches with them serving as best and hard as I ...
by Forgotten_Charity
07 Jul 2014, 15:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David and Bathsheba
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: David and Bathsheba

5) See Talmud, Sanhedrin 107b. As a prophet, David saw that Bathsheba was destined for him. (Solomon's birth and kingship are proof of this point). The issue was not that Bathsheba was meant to be his wife, but rather how he acquired her. Interesting footnote. JS also foresaw that certain individua...
by Forgotten_Charity
07 Jul 2014, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David and Bathsheba
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba The story of David's relationship with Bathsheba (II Samuel Chap. 11) is one of the most misread stories in the Bible, and we have to be careful in reading it as if it were some kind of soap opera. In summary, however, this is what happens. Restless one night, David is pacing th...
by Forgotten_Charity
03 Jul 2014, 15:46
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand
Replies: 23
Views: 3542

Re: Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand

What money my dad made in his work was exceeded by clever investment and antique/property resale. My experience is the same. I had a job which I worked at ten hours a day for a month last summer. Never got paid a cent for it. My grandmother said you need money to make money, which is perhaps where ...
by Forgotten_Charity
01 Jul 2014, 16:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Letter from missionary son
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Letter from missionary son

I don't have time but I just wanted to say I'm so happy for both you and your son. That your son is at the level of maturity that I desperately and frantically sought at at that age to have friends with inside church. It's for that reason I write because I found that an endless pursuit(not taking ch...
by Forgotten_Charity
27 Jun 2014, 11:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this happiness?
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: How is this happiness?

Human tendency ever to seek further perfection: biological dichotomy results in contradictions that produce existential needs whose various resolutions determine passions and strivings, which are incessant and inherently unquenchable. You might need to translate this one FC.... I think it means We ...
by Forgotten_Charity
27 Jun 2014, 11:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries are commodities?
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Missionaries are commodities?

I would like a different word choice, but I agree with nibbler that the message he was trying to convey is a good one. I don't think you parsed it inappropriately, dash, since it was a bad word choice - but it's what you do with it after that initial analysis that matters, imo. Honestly, as much as...
by Forgotten_Charity
27 Jun 2014, 11:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionary Work
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Missionary Work

When the missionaries came over to our house a little while ago, one of them asked if they could help us create a family mission plan. I simply smiled and said something like: We've been sharing the Gospel with people in every way we feel comfortable for a long time. That's our plan, so, no thanks....