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by nibbler
09 Jul 2019, 18:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caudeling of the American Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Caudeling of the American Mind

Just finished this book and would highly recommend it (especially if you have young kids). In many ways, we (as a collective society) have failed Generation Z by instilling in them what the book calls the three great untruths: 1. what does not kill you makes you weaker (avoid pain); 2. always trust...
by nibbler
07 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

I hope you don't mind if I pick on you a little SD. It's just that your answers create more questions for me. :smile: What is a prophet? A prophet is someone who speaks for God. People who qualify are given the office through a vision or visitation and receive the priesthood and the office by the la...
by nibbler
02 Jul 2019, 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ca$h Money
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Ca$h Money

SilentDawning wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 11:33
They need a reserve, and money for a rainy day.
If they expect it to rain more than 40 days they should probably think about building an ark instead. :angel:

My point is... when does building up against a rainy day transition over to simple hoarding?
by nibbler
02 Jul 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ca$h Money
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Ca$h Money

With closed books it's hard if not impossible to tell. All I can say is that the church is much better off than I am and that the church has much more bills than I do. At one time my line was "opportunity cost." Spending 1.5 billion dollars on a mall means 1.5 billion dollars that doesn't go towards...
by nibbler
02 Jul 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

I just watched it after reading your comments felixfabulous. You raise some very good points. It seems like the negative reaction stems from not feeling welcome yourself and it being hypocritical and the claims that coming to the LDS Church would make you a better person than not coming. Is that rig...
by nibbler
01 Jul 2019, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

...I dont feel welcome at church... I think one issue is that we conceptualize the 11th article of faith as pointing outward: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what...
by nibbler
01 Jul 2019, 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

Even with the warning, some dweeb felt it necessary to chastise anyone for mocking or hinting at dismissing the video. "The church made it, we need to honor it." I know that if I were inactive I'd show up for some of that "guy who judges me for not being fake" action. You're in a tough spot mom3. T...
by nibbler
28 Jun 2019, 19:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Women and Priesthood

Surely, if our eventual exaltation is Their essential goal and purpose, and if They are omniscient and perfect, then They understand best how to prepare, teach, and lead us so that we have the greatest chance to qualify for exaltation... Surely we must agree that our Heavenly Father and His Son kno...
by nibbler
28 Jun 2019, 05:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I think this pricing history is correct, feel free to correct: Pre-1990: Missionaries paid the actual expenses of their mission. Get called to a mission in a third world country, pay relatively little. Get called to Tokyo or London, pay a lot. November 1990: Church announces a new system that equali...
by nibbler
26 Jun 2019, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: FM Changes

FM Changes What are the Free Masons up to now? If you want to get out of doing the dishes 'accidentally' break some plates. When untrained amateurs begin to ruin things that costs $texas to fix or replace maybe we'll start to rethink our approach. Or worse still, enough people get electrocuted or fa...