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by grobert93
12 Feb 2020, 15:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: Stake Conference

I honestly find Stake Conference the most boring thing we do on a regular basis in the church. I used to make a point of missing it, but I have to attend due to my calling now. Occasionally there will be good speakers but a lot of it consists of sustaining, stake business and a bit of being told wh...
by grobert93
12 Feb 2020, 15:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 16
Views: 2725

Re: Women and Priesthood

To put it in a simpler way, I don't need a man to explain to me what it's like to be a woman, and every time they try, they demonstrate their utter failure to comprehend what they are talking about. It cuts both ways. I keep on being told what it's like to be a man by women. Not a clue either. Fair...
by grobert93
24 Jan 2020, 18:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullying - Stop It more relevant than ever
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Bullying - Stop It more relevant than ever

Bullying is "natural" - and it needs to be understood better and addressed more comprehensively. This makes me realize, there needs to be a bit more to utchdorf's advice. To those who wish to bully, stop it. To those who witness bullying, love the bully. No one is born with a desire to murder, stea...
by grobert93
24 Jan 2020, 18:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: It is God's Will
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: It is God's Will

I believe that it can be intensely comforting when things go terribly wrong to believe that God is in control and that He must have a very specific purpose for things happening that way and that you will one day understand and rejoice in God's wisdom. I understand what you're saying Roy. I also thi...
by grobert93
30 Dec 2019, 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 4631

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

it just seems a little hypocritical to me. The leaders teach to pay tithing above all else and rely on the lord to provide. To exercise faith that you will be taken care of. But sitting on a hoard of money seems opposite of that. If the leaders lived by faith they would funnel that money back into ...
by grobert93
24 Dec 2019, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 4631

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

...especially comments like "if you don't have money for food, pay your tithing." That feels to me like forcing lower-income people to be dependent upon the church. If you pay tithing THEN we will give you food from the bishop's storehouse. Piggybacking on this. I don't think having a rainy day fun...
by grobert93
06 Dec 2019, 13:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which excuse is usually more valid?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Which excuse is usually more valid?

I was browsing another forum and reading stories from inactive and ex-members who were involved with emergency services and the temple. Most of these stories involved EMS or PD trying to get past the front desk, only to be denied by the temple president or other worker because of lack of recommend. ...
by grobert93
06 Dec 2019, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Conversation the other day...
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Interesting Conversation the other day...

Setting high standards with no safety net is great for some. It might help them to achieve more than they would be able to do otherwise - knowing that quitting really isn't an option. For those that fail to meet those high expectations (for whatever reason) it can be brutal. I have also heard said ...
by grobert93
03 Dec 2019, 14:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: Tithing

Juts don't go to my or my children's face and say that we are disappointing God. Let God be the judge of that one. Yes, part of my effort to stayLDS has been visiting with my bishop once or twice a year and feeling like a deadbeat dad for non payment of tithes. Nobody has called me that. That is my...
by grobert93
03 Dec 2019, 08:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: Tithing

I don't really have more to add to what Curt, Gerald and Roy have said. I pay tithing on net and also consider paying on increase from time to time. I don't pay with the expectation of benefit but I do benefit from having a warm building in the winter and cool building in the summer, a picnic in th...