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by Roadrunner
23 Jun 2018, 16:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Geneticists and statisticians estimate everyone on earth shares the same parents as recently as as about 3000 BC. Everyone of European ancestry is related even more I really don't buy this. There are some seriously isolated populations out there. It's ironic that people carefully guard every bit of...
by Roadrunner
23 Jun 2018, 13:05
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Replies: 4
Views: 613

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

I just finished a fascinating book about DNA and genetics that, while not a religious book in any way, has some implications for our LDS faith.  The book is a Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, the Human Story Told Through Our Genes. By Adam Rutherford. A few points of interest: * Race has no...
by Roadrunner
21 Jun 2018, 14:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 45
Views: 2506

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

Meh... Scotland doesn't have an official anthem as such, but if there is one then "Flower of Scotland" is the actual anthem used at sports events etc which has a different tune, and seems to be preferred by them themselves. "Scotland the Brave" isn't used much anymore and is seen as a bit corny by ...
by Roadrunner
21 Jun 2018, 14:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 45
Views: 2506

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

Why do we sing hymns at all at church? I've long thought that the only activity that the entire congregation participates in together is singing. Even while praying together we passively listen to someone else. That being said I'm a musician and I like to sing but I understand why others do not. It...
by Roadrunner
20 Jun 2018, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 45
Views: 2506

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

The hard thing about hymns is that - like most art - what is good or bad is subjective. As a trained organist I like to mix up the hymns a little and some hymns are fun to play and some are terribly boring. However the interesting hymns to me are often difficult to sing and are disliked by most cong...
by Roadrunner
19 Jun 2018, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 45
Views: 2506

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

This is an exciting announcement. I actually don't mind national anthems in the hymnbook as long as it's expected that any country will sing their national anthem. In Guatemala on my mission we sang their national anthem at least twice a year in Sacrament Meeting. It's kind of different and very old...
by Roadrunner
12 Jun 2018, 16:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 7952

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

I wonder if your ability to focus but also to fixate on a particular topic or task may be a symptom of autism spectrum disorder. I suppose I would express caution is in creating second class citizens of people who have made sexual mistakes. I'm putting myself in mfree's shoes because my situation i...
by Roadrunner
07 Jun 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 7952

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

But still, it feels like a lie. ... I need to let it go, or is over, I can't handle more pain. so please, please, HOW? Hello whatnow, You’ll see that I’ve experienced a situation to yours which you can read earlier in this thread. It’s been 14 years since my wife shared her past with me and we are ...
by Roadrunner
27 May 2018, 14:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Kolob came up today
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Kolob came up today

I think the doctrine about Kolob is basically made up and thankfully I've not heard discussion about it in years at church. I quite like the hymn however because it's musically interesting and the hymn message is actually quite nice in my opinion. At BYU years ago I was taking organ lessons and a cl...
by Roadrunner
17 May 2018, 10:00
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Is church really a community of believers with a shared goal of finding refuge in shared belief, where the goal of the three hour block is to reaffirm said beliefs and to seek validation from the community? I actually agree with almost everything in this thread. The problem is that - imho - that th...