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by jhp33
13 Mar 2014, 10:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Letter to a Doubter by Terryl Givens
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Letter to a Doubter by Terryl Givens

Based on what I've read from him, I would say "weighing" rather than "ignoring". That's an important difference to me. Yes, very important. To me, it is very much like a scale. On one side, you have physical/historical/practical evidence. On the other side, you have spiritual/emotional/personal evi...
by jhp33
13 Mar 2014, 10:18
Forum: Support
Topic: A Personal Allegory
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: A Personal Allegory

Thanks so much for reminding me that life is beautiful and messy. Only if you're comfortable - do you see a scenario where you could have a conversation with your parents? I ask because of a situation in my family. Thanks, Ann. Good question. I think perhaps at this point, the time has passed on th...
by jhp33
12 Mar 2014, 11:57
Forum: Support
Topic: A Personal Allegory
Replies: 7
Views: 371

A Personal Allegory

One of the things that has kept me in the church is my seeming inability to reject the church wholesale and simply walk away from it. I was contemplating why this might be the other day when a personal story from my life helped shed what I feel like is new light into my faith journey. It is extremel...
by jhp33
11 Mar 2014, 07:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Sexting teen
Replies: 52
Views: 1716

Re: Sexting teen

That sounds tricky. I'm not a parent so I can't speak from experience on that side of things, actually, I'm probably still closer to being a 15 year old than having one. The first thought I had when I read this was "teach them correct principles and let them choose for themselves." I just think bac...
by jhp33
25 Feb 2014, 09:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

People who see in black and white color everyone in one of those two colors. In this case, that means Waterman HAS to paint Brigham as completely black (how's that for irony? :lol: ) in order to paint Joseph in glowing white. I don't accept either coloring as even close to accurate. This is good, C...
by jhp33
24 Feb 2014, 09:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Did Jesus really organize a church?
Replies: 63
Views: 4050

Re: Did Jesus really organize a church?

Let's assume a few things for a moment. First, let's assume that the church's claim that the Bible has had many "plain and precious" things removed from it, and one of those things was more information about the organization of the church. Let's also assume that the BoM does indeed hold "the fullnes...
by jhp33
24 Feb 2014, 09:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

I don't find the evidence overwhelming as it pertains to Joseph Smith implementing and practicing polygamy. I find, instead, overwhelming evidence that he condemned the practice with the utmost vehemence even until his dying day. Simply off the top of my head I recall multiple witnesses not all fri...
by jhp33
24 Feb 2014, 08:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

I'm intrigued by the back-and-forth regarding polygamy. The thing that intrigues me the most is that it seems virtually impossible to arrive at a definite conclusion either way regarding to origins of polygamy. My problem with ascribing polygamy to Joseph Smith is that it is 100% reliant on secondar...
by jhp33
19 Feb 2014, 19:28
Forum: Support
Topic: What do I say in Temple recommend interview?
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: What do I say in Temple recommend interview?

I think I've said this before, but I think it is applicable here. I have come to believe that the way I have viewed the temple recommend interview in the past is no longer compatible with my view of God. I do not believe that we can rely on the arm of flesh to judge worthiness. I do not believe that...
by jhp33
16 Jan 2014, 08:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Returning to the Temple
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: Returning to the Temple

3. The January 2014 movie -- Just released yesterday. My understanding is that this one is still English-only. Whoa...this is the first I'm hearing of a new movie as of this month. Footnote: There were 2 films produced in the 1990s. The "Michael Ballam as Satan" film is the one still in use. The ot...