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by nibbler
28 Jun 2019, 19:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 7
Views: 553

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: 596

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: 580

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...
by nibbler
10 Jun 2019, 19:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a couple of thoughts...
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Just a couple of thoughts...

1. The church seems to have the requirement that asks the membership to conform. Conform to doctrine, beliefs, dress, etc. 2. Don't ask a lot of questions. If you do, you run the risk of exclusion. Not being accepted, validated & excluded from callings. What's interesting to me is these things coex...
by nibbler
10 Jun 2019, 05:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 18
Views: 839

Re: Are all religions the same?

How have any of you reconciled this, or made peace that it is possible that we all have it wrong? And is it possible that “truth” can be in the eye of the beholder and not universal? That's a tough question to answer. If "truth" is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder firmly believes that th...
by nibbler
09 Jun 2019, 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Has the church really changed

But really has anything fundamentally changed? A few policies and procedures for sure but the power structure remains intact. Everything is still top down with no local input. 15 aged white men still make every decision. Maybe that is a good thing to keep things going in a unified direction but nev...
by nibbler
09 Jun 2019, 14:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Has the church really changed

Some changes are more immediate but I think it will take time before other changes start to have an effect on established culture. 1 year wait period : Short term I imagine most couples doing what we've done historically, make a combined marriage/sealing in the temple the priority. Given time we may...
by nibbler
07 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Video Format of Temple Endowment
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: New Video Format of Temple Endowment

They made changes about 6 months ago. Here's a thread that has some discussion on it: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9296 My personal theory is that the slideshow is only temporary, that leaders wanted changes to happen immediately without waiting for a new movie production to be complete before they implement...
by nibbler
05 Jun 2019, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blinded by Faith
Replies: 20
Views: 728

Re: Blinded by Faith

I think there are multiple definitions of faith that we try to mesh together into a unified theory but sometimes it really is separate concepts that we try to wrangle together. 1) There's faith that could be equated with the motivational force behind everything we do. 2) There's faith that could be ...