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by Jazernorth
23 Sep 2013, 17:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Old Testament Uplifting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Old Testament Uplifting?

I kind of like the OT, but only because the stories in there are interesting. But, like everything in history, the victorious write the history. This means that they remove the parts that make the victorious look bad and the losers look good, this way all you have left is how benevolent the winners ...
by Jazernorth
23 Sep 2013, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormon's Eat Their Own
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: Mormon's Eat Their Own

Nice discussion.

Just to be clear, I think the StayLDS site is very helpful in relieving the pressure of "eating their own". I have seen some very good discussions here where there could have been some eating, but instead there was kindness.

I posted the link because I thought it very interesting.
by Jazernorth
23 Sep 2013, 14:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Mists of Confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Mists of Confusion

If my daughter were in a relationship where the guy was pushing her to do something she didn't want to do, no matter what the "it" is, I would encourage her to stop dating him. The reason: No one who loves you will force or push you to do something you don't want to do. They can ask, then discuss, t...
by Jazernorth
23 Sep 2013, 10:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormon's Eat Their Own
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Mormon's Eat Their Own

OK - the subject isn't isolated only to Mormons, as the real title is "Going to hell with Ted Haggard (Christians Eat Their Own)." I heard this on the radio the other day and thought I would find the related article and post it here. I do think that Mormon's do eat their own, maybe even more so than...
by Jazernorth
22 Sep 2013, 20:28
Forum: Support
Topic: The temple
Replies: 19
Views: 894

Re: The temple

I agree that you are not perfect, but I do believe that you are who you were made to be. You are the best at being you and in that way are fulfilling the measure of your creation. I listen to a lot of talk radio some of the time is spent listening to christian talk. One I heard, the I latched onto ...
by Jazernorth
22 Sep 2013, 20:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Ward
Replies: 45
Views: 2928

Re: My Ward

Personal experience here...... I have been a haphazard member for about 4 years now, meaning I attend between 2-3 times a month and only to Sacrament meeting. There have been some strings of 3 months where I didn't attend at all. When it was temple recommend time, I answered all of the questions and...
by Jazernorth
22 Sep 2013, 20:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Ward
Replies: 45
Views: 2928

Re: My Ward

It is confusing, I agree.

Here is a link to the handbook - see if you can find where it says you have to attend "your ward" to get a temple recommend. None of the questions asked are about attending your ward.
https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2 ... n?lang=eng
by Jazernorth
21 Sep 2013, 23:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A childs question nobody could answer.
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: A childs question nobody could answer.

I don't know about the church as "the church" and have had issues with some of it's teachings. I took a financial class from Dave Ramsey's FPU course and once I learned this perspective I had no issues paying tithing. I look at it as this church is just as good as any other and since my family atten...
by Jazernorth
21 Sep 2013, 19:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is missionary work service?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Is missionary work service?

There is no true service. Here is how - when you serve others you are rewarded with a sense of happiness, gratitude, or something good. You are then rewarded, so therefore it really wasn't service because you were rewarded. No matter what you do as a service, unless you painfully hate it and get no ...
by Jazernorth
21 Sep 2013, 19:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Ward
Replies: 45
Views: 2928

Re: My Ward

Depending upon the local leadership, some can and will withhold the temple recommend if you do not attend your geographical ward. They justify if in the sustaining your leadership part of the TR question. :twisted: I haven't seen this myself, but I have attended other wards without any problem. If ...