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by DarkJedi
08 Oct 2013, 07:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk

As my wife and I watched his talk, she rewound a part to ask me if I heard it. He mentioned that none of the LOCAL leadership are paid. This has been a bit of a standing debate among people in my Ward during certain lessons. His qualifying statement implies that the people at the top are paid. Not ...
by DarkJedi
08 Oct 2013, 03:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uchtdorf's talk from the Deseret News
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Uchtdorf's talk from the Deseret News

I honestly believe there are some members of the church who are still trying to pick themselves up off the floor after falling out of their seats while listening to Pres. Uchtdorf. The very idea that church leaders could have made mistakes would be such a shock to some that I know. Likewise, the ide...
by DarkJedi
08 Oct 2013, 03:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a spark
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Just a spark

Welcome. I feel like I am always saying this to new participants in the forum, but it's true so I'm going to say it. You and I have many things in common, including living the WoW. I have not attended church in many years, but I do have a desire to return. Like you, some of what I hear there makes m...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 20:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk

Life_Journey_of_Matt wrote:
SilentDawning wrote:He mentioned that none of the LOCAL leadership are paid.
I totally heard this too! I wanted to bring it up with my wife, but I already scrutinize things enough. ;)
:lol: I heard it too, and also kept it to myself!
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 20:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specific)
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specif

I think that is wonderful advice, as worded - even though I think most people who are reposting it all over social media don't understand it very deeply and, in fact, misunderstand it. I agree on both counts, Ray. I'm thinking the mass reposting folks didn't really listen to his talk - they saw tha...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 19:49
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Torn about What to Do
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: I'm Torn about What to Do

I tried to do in conference what many of you suggested I try when I return to SM. Basically what I got from my fine friends here at StayLDS is that if there is something I'm hearing that I don't quite agree with, concentrate on something else for the time being - like scripture reading. I wanted to ...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 19:35
Forum: Introductions
Topic: So I guess I will try....
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: So I guess I will try....

Welcome. Like many others here, you and I have some things in common and other things are different. I certainly agree with your assessment of blessings. I often wonder at the miracles people report, when laying in the next bed is a person who didn't get a blessing but has the same (or maybe even be...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 03:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop wants to talk to me
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Bishop wants to talk to me

Before I left activity in the church I felt the same as you - that because of my doubts I couldn't teach what I wasn't sure of or what I thought to not be true. I don't recommend the near total inactivity route and do recommend you continue to attend as you are comfortable. I have the same issues wi...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2013, 02:44
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to be here
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Happy to be here

Welcome. I do find this site to be helpful and positive and hope you find the same.
by DarkJedi
06 Oct 2013, 16:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How The Myths Begin...
Replies: 37
Views: 907

Re: How The Myths Begin...

Why do I care? Because if it comes from God, it is doctrine. If it comes from Man, even inspired men, it is policy. Blurring the two for its own advantage is a super-power that the Church possesses and has used at the expense of its members (see the Priesthood/Temple Ban and many others). I believe...