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by DarkJedi
30 Aug 2013, 05:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you take the sacrament?
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Do you take the sacrament?

I've always taken a pretty broad view of worthiness to take the sacrament. The scriptures actually say little about it, but I always go back to the "broken heart and contrite spirit" thing. In truth, since we all sin none of us would be worthy to take the sacrament if we relied upon sin as a measure...
by DarkJedi
30 Aug 2013, 04:59
Forum: Support
Topic: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.

You have ONE person (a local leader) who is making this difficult and many people (including multiple local leaders) who aren't. It's not "The Church" this time that is at fault, especially since the handbook does not prohibit what you want to do. It happens all the time. It's one local leader. Don...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 20:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: A Stirring Hymn
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: A Stirring Hymn

Hmmm, I wonder.... :crazy:
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 20:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormonism, if understood, is Universalism
Replies: 74
Views: 3025

Re: Mormonism, if understood, is Universalism

Ruthiechan wrote:Oh. I just found them. Yeah, some of them I take great issue with. And others are great in theory but in practice? Not so great. . .
I said this in another post, but I'm not even sure I'm a 1 F kind of guy.
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 19:31
Forum: Support
Topic: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.

Why are you all just saying fine to this guy? You got permission from lots of people. Go over the SP's head on this. I mean seriously this is ridiculous. And who would that be? The Quorum of the Twelve? First Presidency? They're not going to be sympathetic, from what I know they would not even resp...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 17:58
Forum: Support
Topic: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.

Why are you all just saying fine to this guy? You got permission from lots of people. Go over the SP's head on this. I mean seriously this is ridiculous. And who would that be? The Quorum of the Twelve? First Presidency? They're not going to be sympathetic, from what I know they would not even resp...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 16:22
Forum: Support
Topic: How would I accept a calling?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: How would I accept a calling?

Anyway, I tell this story to illustrate that the way calling are given is set up to guilt you into saying yes, in my opinion. It sounds like you, DarkJedi, are not afraid to be open about yourself to your bishop, for me it would be very hard. I just want to be anonymous at church. I also agree that...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 15:56
Forum: Support
Topic: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: It shouldn't be this hard to baptize a child.

I'm sorry to hear this has been such an ordeal. To me, this comes down to a letter of the law vs. spirit of the law thing. This certainly seems like a special enough occasion as to warrant an exception. My bet is that if it were one of the grandchildren of a member of the stake presidency it would b...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to sustain?
Replies: 82
Views: 2487

Re: What does it mean to sustain?

Suppose there is a spectrum of sustaining with the most hardcore definitions of sustaining on one extreme end and subversive apostasy on the other end. If I find myself on the sustaining side of the median then I feel justified in answering yes with no further explanation necessary. I might further...
by DarkJedi
29 Aug 2013, 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to sustain?
Replies: 82
Views: 2487

Re: What does it mean to sustain?

Thanks, SilentDawning. So when you're asked the question in a TR interview I presume you answer in the affirmative (or would if you don't actually go to TR interviews)? Yes, I would say "yes, I sustain local leaders"...this is because I physically raise my hand, which indicates I am OK with the lea...