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by dande48
02 Jan 2019, 13:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

I also believe that the WoW should not be part of the interview process, and I don't believe it is a commandment at all. If you don't believe pure abstinence on coffee and tea is the Lord's commandment for the word of wisdom, can you say you live the word if wisdom (your way, how you define it) eve...
by dande48
02 Jan 2019, 10:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

I could live without the church at this point in my life, but it made me who I am and I’m afraid my kids will suffer without the church and church community. I’m worried that raising them with one foot in and one foot out, they will use it as a excuse to not follow the church teachings that are goo...
by dande48
02 Jan 2019, 10:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Why bother asking of the questions are between God and the individual? For one thing, how else are we supposed to do it? I am not in favor, as you seem to be, of just throwing open the temple doors. Likely the subject of a different thread, but why not? Probably because the temple experience is, fo...
by dande48
01 Jan 2019, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 709

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

She had publicly criticized Latter-day Saint leaders, including President Russell M. Nelson, preferring Jesus to a “white man in Salt Lake City.” I take it that Ms Colvin is herself white? Why does she have to be racist about this? Maybe because Jesus wasn't white. "White Jesus", at least for me, i...
by dande48
01 Jan 2019, 10:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Don't get me onto Star Wars - I could do a whole book on who it stole from. ...like... from the sealed portion of the Golden Plates? :D "You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view. Especially when your point of view is based entirely on what I told ...
by dande48
30 Dec 2018, 09:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Nobody here has said it is okay to pass the recommend interview by any means necessary. Nobody has said it is okay to lie, for example. I think it is important not to lie. Yes, but what I'm pulling from what you've said, is it is more or less impossible to lie, because the wording is "ambiguous". A...
by dande48
29 Dec 2018, 21:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Bishops are called to be a "Judge in Israel". Their main purpose in the Temple Recommend Interview is to judge us worthy or unworthy to enter. I think one thing we can all agree on: Worthiness interviews suck. They need an overhaul (maybe reducing them to the last question, if any). Two options bein...
by dande48
29 Dec 2018, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Cook on Sundays at home
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Elder Cook on Sundays at home

This is a very positive change!!! Thanks for sharing, DJ. Slowly but surely, the Church is getting better.
by dande48
28 Dec 2018, 18:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1616

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

We can't define "testimony" as "granting the possibility of truth" or "hoping that something is true," can we? I'd say we can't define it as the first, by definition. If you could, baring testimony in a court of law, you could say practically anything, and it would count for practically nothing. Fo...
by dande48
27 Dec 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1010

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

As a general principle, I believe that it is important to describe people in the way that they have requested. Therefore using terms like "person with albinism" instead of "albino", "intersex" instead of "hermaphrodite", or "Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" instead of "Mor...