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by nibbler
30 Jul 2019, 11:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new here too
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: new here too

If you're looking for in-person meetups, there's a map tool on mormonspectrum that lists regional/local groups: https://www.mormonspectrum.org/map/ We all have beliefs that are unique to us. Here you might find people that hold similar views on apologetics and post-Mormon communities but differing v...
by nibbler
30 Jul 2019, 05:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Straight and narrow path or fall away
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Straight and narrow path or fall away

A good choice for one person can be a bad choice for another. A bad choice for one person can be a good choice for another.
by nibbler
29 Jul 2019, 10:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Straight and narrow path or fall away
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Straight and narrow path or fall away

I think we make a very big mistake when we use loyalty to the church or activity in the church as a measure of whether someone is a good person. Leaving the church does not equate to abandoning a principled life in favor of a life of hedonism. Relating to the story about the kid that went to prison....
by nibbler
23 Jul 2019, 06:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 25
Views: 615

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

Are we the church of the WoW? It certainly forms a part of the cultural identity. The WoW doesn't come up very often in SM talks or F&T testimonies where I'm at. That said, earlier this year there were several mentions during PH of coffee specifically. Stories of investigators that just couldn't ki...
by nibbler
19 Jul 2019, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

FYI, the new program has a name! "Children and Youth" https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900080061/church-replacement-for-boy-scouts-personal-progress-lds-mormon.html What I want to know is who exactly is the new program aimed at? :angel: One known goal of the initiative is to equalize experiences...
by nibbler
18 Jul 2019, 16:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Worthiness ?

There's a scripture in the Book of Mormon: ....we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. Which often gets mistranslated into: ....we won't be saved by grace unless we are doing all we can do. The funny thing about "all we can do" is that in our minds "all we can do" is neve...
by nibbler
18 Jul 2019, 06:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

What I am actually most scared about is safety. That's definitely a concern. Boy Scouts requires leaders to attend training sessions. The effectiveness of those training sessions could be up for debate, but at least they take place. I have no way of knowing but I'd suspect that the replacement prog...
by nibbler
17 Jul 2019, 08:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

The rumor mill is that changes will be discussed during October general conference. Barring that I'm sure there will be instruction ahead of the changes. Here are a few links with the limited information that is known: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/04/29/latter-day-saints-are/ https://www.slt...
by nibbler
16 Jul 2019, 11:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Time to Pivot

Like I've said before, when it comes to the programs, goals, callings, commandments, testimonies & lessons taught, I keep what I can use & leave the rest. In the process, I refuse to feel guilty, ashamed or angry. Agreed. It's a good approach. Personally I've found the "what I can use" pool to be e...
by nibbler
16 Jul 2019, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Time to Pivot

The missionary arm of the church does appear to be much more focused on selling a need as opposed to filling an existing need. The church in general works that way. Church meetings are often focused on selling me on what my needs should be; you need to be taking names to the temple, you need to be d...