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by nibbler
20 Nov 2018, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sin-Resistant
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Sin-Resistant

Not to get too cynical about it but I think a lot of times it's just a leader trying to motivate the members and they come up with a phrase they think sounds really cool and it gets repeated because they have to give five talks per week. If the phrase does prove catchy it gets repeated a lot in loca...
by nibbler
17 Nov 2018, 15:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

Rogue missionaries then? There are rules that for the most part are common across all missions but mission presidents can add additional rules on top of them. That might be rogue for the mission in DJ's area but not in the mission in your area. That or the rules are relaxed if they're visiting "ina...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

*cough* slave drivers *cough*
by nibbler
16 Nov 2018, 15:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

That's an interesting take. I do find it ...idealistic... I think. Human nature has to factor into all this. The way the policy reads, the only way to qualify for a service mission is to be disqualified from a proselyting mission. Human nature is such that people are going to view the service missio...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2018, 13:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 33
Views: 1835

Re: The limit of Free Agency

Maybe it's another case of "anything when taken to extremes." The benefit in belief in 100% agency is that it causes you to reflect on your own behaviors. You may or may not be able to fully control your own behaviors but making the attempt to change your own behaviors is probably going to be more p...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2018, 12:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 33
Views: 1835

Re: The limit of Free Agency

I've had a few conversations with orthodox friends along the lines of what Roy mentions in his post. I don't think we (orthodox members and people in general) are completely comfortable with the idea that we might not always be able to choose our behaviors. One thing that comes out of these conversa...
by nibbler
16 Nov 2018, 11:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Major, Positive Change to Mission Call Options

Almost everyone here (if not everyone) has been asking for an official, expanded chance for people to be called on service missions. That day is here. Not to be that guy, but not quite. I think we're one day closer, but I don't think today is the day, at least not the one I'm waiting for. I'd like ...
by nibbler
14 Nov 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk input: follow the prophet
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: Talk input: follow the prophet

Sorry DJ, this doesn't help, I just need to vent. General conference wasn't that long ago so we got a lot of the follow the prophet business in the month leading up to conference. A lot. My issue? It's nearly always, "coming closer to the savior by following the prophet" and rarely (in my experience...
by nibbler
14 Nov 2018, 19:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

dande48 wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 18:46
Our current mission president is kind of a ***** (insert favorite naughty word here).
Does "Mormon" work? ;)
by nibbler
14 Nov 2018, 19:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxing on the Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: Relaxing on the Rules

I've noticed that all too often the rules harm the obedient, without helping the disobedient. The people the rules are meant to rein in often just don't care about the rules, and will continue to disregard them no matter how many rules you have or how strict you make them. Meanwhile, those who do f...