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by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 15:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I really like your explanation, DJ. Especially because it forces me to admit that sometimes when I say I want justice, what I’m actually seeking for is punishment. I also appreciate Curt’s explanation of the church getting what it deserves. The low membership among African Americans, the low numbers...
by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 15:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Challenge to Become

Sure, I can agree with then-Elder Oaks since I’m not sure that the clock ever really strikes the 12th hour, except perhaps in a few select cases. I like the reminder, though. My agreement is with God, and that is where my focus lies. I will add, though, that it’s difficult to have a parent who IS co...
by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 14:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

I think what bothers me most about the use of that phrase is that people tend to use it to gain moral superiority. “I choose to believe in X, which keeps me in the church which then makes me a better person.” With the church activity ultimately being the moral choice, despite belief. Additionally, b...
by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 03:58
Forum: Support
Topic: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article

This comment caught my attention: I always get squirmy when people talk about “choosing to believe,” or some other willed, conscious process as the explanation for why they are still in the Church while others are gone. We should collectively stop making that attribution error. I also strongly suspe...
by DancingCarrot
05 Jun 2018, 15:50
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 21
Views: 2758

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

I loved the article, Curt. Well, at first I was uneasy about it because I didn’t see how it could have a turn around, and it kept going in one direction. But I really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it. I agree with you in that I’m not sure it’ll change anything, but it could and it’s encouraging tha...
by DancingCarrot
27 May 2018, 16:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Covenant Keeping
Replies: 22
Views: 2587

Re: Covenant Keeping

Dande, love the questions. Roy, I also appreciate hearing your response and I like your approach of “rewiring” your covenants from the church to god. Your example from the scriptures is very illustrative. My questions would be: -What if I don’t think God wanted me to ever get baptized or go through ...
by DancingCarrot
21 Apr 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4477

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

I can't say for sure, and I love what I get from both symbolic and literal interpretations of Christ. I think I'm fine with either option ending up true. I think I get self-conscious in this belief, especially because the LDS Church tends to teach such a literal interpretation, but when I truly thin...
by DancingCarrot
18 Apr 2018, 13:19
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: True Forgiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: True Forgiveness

Amen to AmyJ and afterall. AmyJ, your addition regarding charity provides another layer to consider. I love that charity helps to gain clarity about reality to help both you and the other person interact (or not, whatever the case may be) in the future. Charity is not some far-off ideal, but takes p...
by DancingCarrot
18 Apr 2018, 12:58
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises

I'm confused at your term "purely intellectual". In dealing with people, I have no such experiences with any human that is purely intellectual, even on a single issue, despite how intelligent they are. Humans are designed to have and run on emotions. Even intellectual humans. Insinuate to any "intel...
by DancingCarrot
10 Apr 2018, 06:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Root of my faith crisis - trust
Replies: 21
Views: 2414

Re: Root of my faith crisis - trust

I think this thread goes along nicely with the concurrent threat we have: Kirby and Misplaced Faith http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8894 The first question I want to ask after my trust has been broken or lost is "Do I want to put my trust in X again, and why?" There are lots of potentia...