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by nibbler
02 Dec 2013, 18:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing: a Costly Leap of Faith
Replies: 103
Views: 8795

Re: Tithing: a Costly Leap of Faith

Well given my experience I will simply state that I find that amazing. You really have no idea how much gross has been pushed and net suppressed in this area. I believe that the conclusion brought up in the tread is correct, namely that it is left up to interpretation of the individual. It is nice t...
by nibbler
02 Dec 2013, 13:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing: a Costly Leap of Faith
Replies: 103
Views: 8795

Re: Tithing: a Costly Leap of Faith

I found and processed this tread in light of some of the more recent tithing settlement threads... since we are approaching that time of year. 2) The current general understanding of most active members and local leadership is that an honest tithe represents 10% of gross. 2) I wouldn't say most unde...
by nibbler
02 Dec 2013, 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?
Replies: 26
Views: 665

Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

whether my mortality is bothering me since I'm not a full-fledged TR-holder any longer. No more than anyone else on this planet. ;) I've heard several stories about people that made sure they have a temple recommend even though they had no ability to actually go to a temple. They still felt the imp...
by nibbler
02 Dec 2013, 05:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't want to go tho tithing settlement
Replies: 42
Views: 1611

Re: Don't want to go tho tithing settlement

Why can't I just tell him through email or call him and tell him Yes I am a full tithe payer? I think that if I were a bishop that I would appreciate that. ;) I mean, it seems like a lot of overhead to get at information that the temple recommend covers anyway. Then again it makes sense in the days...
by nibbler
01 Dec 2013, 20:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Nullification
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Re: Tithing Nullification

First mistake was going to tithing settlement. Careful. This is the kind of cynicism that got me put in the straight jacket last month. :) But I was serious. I really think every single member should refrain from attending tithing settlement. So much stress for so little reason. This brings up an i...
by nibbler
30 Nov 2013, 12:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EQ/RS Lessons
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: EQ/RS Lessons

I taught primary during my crisis, and I kept teaching the kids that the church had a lot of responsibility for its persecution, and at one point I told them it wasn't known whether or not JS ordered the attempted assassination of Gov. Boggs, rather than outright denying it. Ok, I admit I'm a bit c...
by nibbler
29 Nov 2013, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EQ/RS Lessons
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: EQ/RS Lessons

I was Elder's Quorum instructor before my current calling. Most of the time I was in that calling was during that two year stint where they asked us to teach out of the Gospel Principles manual. I'd try to ask questions that got people thinking; at the time I was in the process of deconstructing my ...
by nibbler
27 Nov 2013, 18:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: tbm -> atheist
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: tbm -> atheist

In the beginning I took the easy path - I'd treat church and doctrines like a branch of mathematics and when called upon to teach or talk I'd express myself within that limited branch of "mathematics." In that sense everything you say comes from deductive reasoning where the initial assumption is th...
by nibbler
25 Nov 2013, 12:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Recommend Time
Replies: 26
Views: 1440

Re: Temple Recommend Time

Thanks for the warning. I'll certainly take it to heart after reading some first hand accounts from some of the members of this forum.
by nibbler
24 Nov 2013, 20:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Recommend Time
Replies: 26
Views: 1440

Re: Temple Recommend Time

Late to the party... as usual. Since joining the site I've started reading the backlog and just came across this. I'll echo others in pointing out the distinction between restoring the gospel and restoring the church. You could even take it a step further and compartmentalize the scope of the "resto...