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by Always Thinking
01 Oct 2017, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not paying tithing consequences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Not paying tithing consequences?

We would rather find another place to donate our money where they are open about how they use their finances. We aren't really concerned about not receiving blessings. Sorry if my original post made it seem like I was worried about not receiving blessings. We just don't really believe that blessings...
by Always Thinking
29 Sep 2017, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not paying tithing consequences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Not paying tithing consequences?

The problem with just avoiding tithing settlement is he wouldn't be able to do that. Last year, we were super busy and didn't sign up for tithing settlement and the bishop pulled me out of sunday school and surprised me with tithing settlement. So I have a feeling my husband wouldn't be able to avoi...
by Always Thinking
29 Sep 2017, 13:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not paying tithing consequences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

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: 1195

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, http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/facts-and-statistics/country/tonga 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: 924

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: 1592

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: 498

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! http://www.ldsliving.com/Being-an-...
by Always Thinking
26 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Psych prof addresses faith crisis at Ed Week
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

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: 1170

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: 2790

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...