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by Always Thinking
29 Sep 2017, 13:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not paying tithing consequences?
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Not paying tithing consequences?

My husband would probably be considered a NOM (New Order Mormon, or a more nuanced believer who is trying to help the church for the better). He is highly considering paying no more tithing because he doesn't feel he can trust the church with our money. I'm totally on board with that. The problem is...
by Always Thinking
14 Sep 2017, 11:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think our membership is exaggerated?
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Think our membership is exaggerated?

A while ago I looked into Tonga since the church talks about how many members they have over there. According to this, Their membership numbers show 64,156 members in Tonga. There's no date given for this info. According to this websit...
by Always Thinking
13 Sep 2017, 07:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving a talk, need some advice
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Giving a talk, need some advice

I love everyone else's ideas! I think this will be a great talk! To make it into the inclusive talk that you're wanting, you could turn all these previous ideas and turn it toward the idea that "even if you have different views that most people at church, it's good that you're here, so we can have d...
by Always Thinking
09 Sep 2017, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "You Lost Me"
Replies: 24
Views: 1517

Re: "You Lost Me"

You lost me at: - Prop 8. When I participated in the Yes on 8 movement in California, I felt very powerful. But as I matured, and the more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. The idea of taking away agency in something that didn't hurt others just felt so so wrong. - being secretive about f...
by Always Thinking
30 Aug 2017, 18:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really well done article
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Really well done article

An article LDS Living recently came out with is very reassuring. I hope many leaders read it and learn new tactics to help those who doubt. It's worth it to click on the link at the bottom of the article to read the full article, because they really did a good job!
by Always Thinking
26 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Psych prof addresses faith crisis at Ed Week
Replies: 24
Views: 1140

Re: BYU Psych prof addresses faith crisis at Ed Week

@dande I agree. While some things are part of the culture and aren't necessarily doctrine, some things that aren't doctrine are taught or not addressed by the brethren. For example, the idea that young men HAVE to go on a mission is a cultural one, however, the brethren push this one. Also, there ar...
by Always Thinking
15 Aug 2017, 09:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Miracles and the Availability Heuristic

I was just thinking a few days ago about how often miracles and visions happened in Joseph Smith's time and I was realizing that maybe part of the reason was they expected them and were looking for them. Joseph had a lot of visions and revelations, but other people had them too. It made me think how...
by Always Thinking
09 Aug 2017, 10:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated
Replies: 46
Views: 2670

Re: James Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Excommunicated

Something odd I noticed with this whole thing is that people are saying the church wouldn't announce why he was excommunicated. The problem with that is, they've done that before. When George P. Lee was excommunicated, it was immediately in Deseret News and they told their readers why. They didn't s...
by Always Thinking
07 Jul 2017, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: By their fruits...
Replies: 5
Views: 317

By their fruits...

So we all know that saying from Christ that "by their fruits ye shall know them". Here's the quote: "15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? ...
by Always Thinking
21 May 2017, 06:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Priesthood and infidelity
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Priesthood and infidelity

I'm so sorry this happened. I have to side with you, it really sounds like he's had enough chances and you've been putting up with it for 21 years. There's a point where you can't pay attention to words anymore. Church people tend to push for members to stay together and forgive each other, but I th...