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by grobert93
02 Jun 2019, 06:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RS video
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: RS video

But there is a bit of risk with doing some of this. I remember just in the last week reading/hearing on a podcast where a woman was really bitter that she had been told her education was not important. She married early, didn't finish college, had lots of kids, and really felt like she had not done...
by grobert93
01 Jun 2019, 05:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 2293

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

If I were a prophet, and I didn't have an actual visitation commanding me to write a revelation (or a compelling vision), I would be reluctant to publish anything. First, it's weird in current society for a prophet to say they had a revelation and put it into scripture. We're already marginalized e...
by grobert93
24 May 2019, 05:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 2293

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

RIght before conference there was a flurry of rumors that the Word of Wisdom was to be adjusted in some way. I was surprised how much that bothered me and how relieved I was when such a change did not come to pass. The odd thing is I don't feel particularly invested in that particular commandment. ...
by grobert93
23 May 2019, 05:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 2293

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

One catch-22 I find the church faces is the need to change versus the need to stay credible. On one hand, the church leaders often need to make sweeping changes that improve the experience of being a Mormon. On the other hand, when these changes reverse deeply held policies, practice, and even doct...
by grobert93
15 May 2019, 10:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

I agree that we are backing away practices that might categorize us as a "doomsday prepper" church. What i'd like to see is an expansion of food storage. we are told to become self-reliant, which implies and to me means to avoid depending on other companies to produce and provides the services that...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

In another thread, it was mentioned that food storage might be de-emphasized now. I would like to explore this further. Is this true? How do we know this, and what would be the rationale for it, if true, given the recent statements that the second coming is night? (it's always nigh)... Interested i...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 17:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program

I guess this could be a win-win. It serves as a "GI bill" of sorts to sweeten the pot for people on the fence about serving a mission (more missionaries for the church) and the pathway program has a heavy church activity focus (addressing the issue of RMs going inactive). Five or so years ago retur...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 06:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 3226

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

Sorry this may not be terribly relevant. I remember right after the revelation granting black people the priesthood the Church News editorial (Mconkie, I believe) was about the folly of interracial marriage. I don’t remember how often or long such counsel persisted, or even that it did publicly. Bu...
by grobert93
26 Apr 2019, 06:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 2049

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

Jesus exhibits doubt and fear in Gethsamene and on the cross. "Why have you forsaken me?" and "take this cup away from me," tell us that. Jesus also arguably had a temper on him. However I do not think it is helpful to see Jesus as flawed. All other scriptural characters (except HF), yes, but Jesus...
by grobert93
16 Apr 2019, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 14314

Re: Garments and body image

Please educate yourself or at minimum, don't assume you know more than real women who have women's bodies. I have nothing against designing more comfortable garments. I have a wife. She is going through menopause. You don't think I know the issues? I'm pretty sure that all those men who designed wo...