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by LDS_Scoutmaster
06 Dec 2018, 18:18
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

By D. T. Suzuki, forward by Carl Jung This fast became my favorite book a few years ago and I am going to dive back into it again. The introduction by psychologist Carl G Jung is phenomenal, and almost as enlightening as the rest of the book. I've never felt the spirit as much reading anything other...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
03 Dec 2018, 16:34
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Joseph Smith wasn't actually a Polygamist...
Replies: 24
Views: 4068

Re: Joseph Smith wasn't actually a Polygamist...

Curt Sunshine wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 10:33
Roy, I am not aware of any pedophile angel involved in this issue, so I fixed the typo. :P :evil: :lol: :thumbup:
Pedophile angel lol
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 15:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Challenges in life & the impact of prayer.
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Challenges in life & the impact of prayer.

It was a lonely, hopeless and terrifying feeling that still persists. The blankness. It's hard for me to reconcile these huge gaps as well. I only hope that I will not only understand why after this life, but that I will still have my consciousness, the 'me' after this life. I hope, beyond hope, th...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 15:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith promoting stories
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: Faith promoting stories

Sad part was that my SP let everyone leaving on a mission give their testimony and story, except me. So much for that faith promoting story. That sucks. What kind of life lesson does that teach? I'm sorry that happened. One of the dads in scouts was always teaching his son 'life lessons', I realize...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts

If the goal really is home centered, church supported (and I think it is) this make perfect sense. You do your study at home either individually or as families and have discussions at home (or with a group of like minded people) if you like. I did read in the instructions something along the lines ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith promoting stories
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: Faith promoting stories

I grew up Catholic myself, so I understood the dynamic of going against your traditional family beliefs, but what stores me was the ending story of the investigator who could not see well enough to read, but was able to read the BoM. Miracles do happen I am assured. Yet when I heard this part of the...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 11:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A cyclical pattern or a new era?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: A cyclical pattern or a new era?

Seems a little cyclic with some will planned efforts, sprinkled with knee jerk reactions. The combined meetings to Sunday only was a sign of the times, many churches seemed to be doing the same. There's always been the push pull off having extra meetings on Sunday and devoting time for the family. T...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
27 Nov 2018, 11:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service vs. free labor
Replies: 21
Views: 1969

Re: Service vs. free labor

Roy thats perfectly fine in my book. We have friends that call on us for similar help and they jar fruit for us. It is such a fine line between serving someone that really needs it and being taken advantage of. I'm pretty bad at deciphering between the two before it's too late. It's hard to tell whe...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
26 Nov 2018, 18:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 6231

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

Guess what, I felt the spirit as I read my own book. Just like I can feel the spirit when i read parts of my own missionary journal. To me, it stood up as good scripture. Even though I knew it wasn't inspired. Don't cut yourself short. I've done the same thing and felt the same outcome. I've felt t...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
26 Nov 2018, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith promoting stories
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Faith promoting stories

A friend of mine likes this story and has related it more than once to me, and has shared it in quorum. When I first heard it it sounded like one of those Mormon urban legends or faith promoting stories which seemed a little bit over embellished. But I found the original from the author, so it's fir...