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by Sheldon
20 Aug 2013, 10:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Pres and Bishop Training
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Stake Pres and Bishop Training

Sheldon, there has been more than one talk in the last few years warning about excessive time spent on online games - and I can't remember the last time I heard an apostle mention masturbation directly in a talk. Thus, the top leaders are saying the same thing. OK, I get your point, Top leaders are...
by Sheldon
20 Aug 2013, 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Pres and Bishop Training
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Stake Pres and Bishop Training

Where are the prophets? Saying the exact same thing, ironically. Now, as you like to say, if the members would follow them in that regard . . . Really? The same thing? Are the youth being asked about their video game habits during TR interviews? Are the youth being asked about how often thyn play v...
by Sheldon
20 Aug 2013, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real reason for new temple film
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Real reason for new temple film

Is this the real reason there is a new temple film?

Michael Ballam arrested
by Sheldon
15 Aug 2013, 15:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fiction or history? The lesson of Benjamin Landart
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: Fiction or history? The lesson of Benjamin Landart

Gerald wrote: The fact that the story is fictional or embellished doesn't necessarily take away from someone's message or call into question the teller's sincerity.
Could the above apply to the Book of Mormon?
by Sheldon
15 Aug 2013, 15:06
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sheldon is here
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Sheldon is here

How does your family do with your ideas? Is your ward family very aware of your views? My family knows that I have a heterodox view of the church and its teachings, but they mostly just rack it up to me being weird. I still attend the same ward I was bishop in, so I’m still called bishop by most, a...
by Sheldon
15 Aug 2013, 13:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Quote from Relief Society Today
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: My Favorite Quote from Relief Society Today

I grew up in a place and time as a youth where many of our church lessons encouraged us to find the mission our Heavenly Father had for us. Those ideals struck my deeply. I've never let go of them. I've internalized them so much, that one time I came to see the church's calling practice, as a metap...
by Sheldon
15 Aug 2013, 11:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sheldon is here
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Sheldon is here

Since it looks like I’ll remain in the church due to family and cultural reasons, I thought maybe I’d join this group. I’ve been on lots of Mormon internet groups, starting with the first one in the early 1990’s called Mormon-L. I currently participate on NOM with a different user name. Background: ...