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by Life_Journey_of_Matt
14 Nov 2013, 20:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Establishing an "Ethics of Proselytizing"?
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Establishing an "Ethics of Proselytizing"?

http://mormonstories.org/imam-jamal-rahman-on-progressive-islam/ This was a fascinating listen, by the way. For those who aren't very familiar with different interpretations of Islam, I highly recommend it. About an hour in he starts to address some questions from John about whether Muslims view the...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
11 Nov 2013, 17:02
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Buddhism in the Ensign
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Buddhism in the Ensign

Atonement, or at-one-ment? Surrendering to the will of God? No quite different. One's pantheism, and the other is uniting yourself with the will of God. You don't have to take it to complete pantheism. Maybe God does have some attributes that are more easily explained from a pantheistic viewpoint v...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
11 Nov 2013, 16:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SSM as a proxy for evil in the world
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: SSM as a proxy for evil in the world

turinturambar, I do think your concern is valid. And I think as SD pointed out with the Canada example, intolerance is the real problem regardless of which line you walk. I think a lot of the scapegoating now happens as second nature for many entrenched TBMs. Sadly, it's just their go-to. Case in po...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
11 Nov 2013, 15:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do we have history-based lessons?
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Why do we have history-based lessons?

I wouldn't so much mind the emphasis on history if I felt it was a complete and unbiased history. As it is, it seems the CES picks and chooses what they want to say based on what is going to paint the history of our church and its anointed leaders in a completely positive light. And they don't even ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
11 Nov 2013, 13:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do we have history-based lessons?
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Why do we have history-based lessons?

I think it only normal that some in this situation also began to question the similarly speculative revelations that promised heavenly riches. Agree. How many would leave the church if TSM did the same today? Would they be justified? I just can't ever see TSM doing this kind of thing. Prophecy (as ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
11 Nov 2013, 10:58
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Buddhism in the Ensign
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Buddhism in the Ensign

This was truly a fascinating read. I have been on an Eckhart Tolle kick lately, and he draws heavily from these Eastern traditions. Here are a couple of LDS parallels that jumped out at me most forcefully. Buddhism teaches that in mortality men run the ever-present risk of neglecting the inner man, ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
10 Nov 2013, 21:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilcox vs. Tolle - Atonement
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Wilcox vs. Tolle - Atonement

In “Following Christ” Bro. Robinson details how surprisingly easy it is to find yourself in violation of the Gospel Covenant and to have all the promised blessings therein rescinded (or conversely how easy it is to keep the covenant…just swear 100% allegiance to the church in all things and do ever...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
08 Nov 2013, 21:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubt your doubts
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Doubt your doubts

It hit me like a ton of bricks tonight how beautifully Elder Uchtdorf's statement: first doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith parallels Fowler's stages of faith. Stage 3 really is a "doubt your doubts" stage. Many people, as has been mentioned above, won't need to move past that stage. They...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Nov 2013, 21:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This mess I've gotten myself into....
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: This mess I've gotten myself into....

That is a really touching account. You know, I work with a guy who didn't really like the ward he was supposed to be going to. He told someone in the Stake Presidency, "I go to this other ward or I don't go at all." The SP said fine, it's better that you're in than out. I don't know if that will wor...