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by FaithfulSkeptic
09 Sep 2016, 15:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

I would recap it as: The Lord has dictated in scripture that power usually creates unrighteous dominion. The Lord has also dictated in the scripture that it is commanded that major decision be voted on by common consent. It is kind of like the checks and balances in the highest levels of US governm...
by FaithfulSkeptic
09 Sep 2016, 08:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

This was a very powerful podcast for me. Even though Elder Oaks says there is no place for "loyal opposition" in God's kingdom, Sam Young so beautifully epitomizes it! I so admire his honesty, courage, and integrity to live the law of common consent by voting opposed. http://www.mormonstories.org/sa...
by FaithfulSkeptic
07 Sep 2016, 14:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Need Help!

You sound so much like me! A lot of good advice has already been given. I don't know what I could add other than to focus on the positive - what you do believe, even if it is secular in nature and has nothing to do with the Church or God. Don't try to explain what you don't believe or why. This won'...
by FaithfulSkeptic
31 Aug 2016, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand what the Apostles were thinking!
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: Help me understand what the Apostles were thinking!

Great commentary by mom3! My guess is anyone 10 and younger has little recollection of the event. I was 11 at the time that the Priesthood/Temple ban was lifted. I do remember it well, although I didn't really understand much about it at the time. Although Elder Nelson declared that the exclusion po...
by FaithfulSkeptic
31 Aug 2016, 15:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting podcast with Gregory Prince
Replies: 26
Views: 1602

Re: Interesting podcast with Gregory Prince

Great thread and great podcast! I just listened to the podcast last night. I also have a hard time understanding how someone like Greg Prince or Richard Bushman can know all the warts of Mormonism intimately and not have a faith crisis. I really admire people like that, but I don't understand how th...
by FaithfulSkeptic
31 Aug 2016, 15:13
Forum: Support
Topic: I Came Out To My Wife
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

Re: I Came Out To My Wife

Shawn,

I don't have anything to add to the great comments that others have added. Just my support. I wish the best for you and your family!
by FaithfulSkeptic
22 Aug 2016, 18:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Understanding the Fall of Adam & Eve
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: Understanding the Fall of Adam & Eve

Thanks Nibbler and Heber for your responses. I just came across this post on Facebook about Eve being beguiled by Satan to partake of the forbidden fruit. The meaning of "beguiled" is not what we might expect. This fits perfectly with the perspectives already given: http://www.womeninthescriptures.c...
by FaithfulSkeptic
22 Aug 2016, 13:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Understanding the Fall of Adam & Eve
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Understanding the Fall of Adam & Eve

I've never understood the fall of Adam & Eve. Maybe this is part of the reason that the endowment bothers me so much, and maybe I'm trying to take the story too literally, rather than allegorically. My wife and I have been reading a book about the temple and it seems that the story of Adam and Eve i...
by FaithfulSkeptic
17 Aug 2016, 11:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon matters retreat
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Mormon matters retreat

LookingHard wrote:Boy I wish I could attend If you can attend, please return and report.
Yes, please!
by FaithfulSkeptic
20 Jul 2016, 16:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Come, Come, Ye Saints"
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: "Come, Come, Ye Saints"

I like the "Come, Come, Ye Saints" hymn too, even if it was written to celebrate the birth of William Clayton's polygamous child. I also love Carol Lynn Pearson's poem, "Pioneers." My people were Mormon pioneers. Is the blood still good? They stood in awe as truth Flew by like a dove And dropped a f...