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by squarepeg
03 Apr 2017, 09:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Strange Sunday
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: Strange Sunday

The only things that come to mind are: 1) The idea that our gender is an eternal characteristic of who we are doesn't mesh well with reincarnation, with the understanding (and stories) of people's gender possibly changing from life to life. 2) The church (and Joseph Smith) officially teaches/taught...
by squarepeg
03 Apr 2017, 09:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4625

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

Thanks for the clarification on "elevation". I think I understand it a tiny bit better, now...maybe. I agree. This is what finally caused my sister to lose faith: she realized that she had felt those same positive emotions while watching Disney movies. That's interesting. I always feel "the spirit" ...
by squarepeg
31 Mar 2017, 19:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4625

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

Reuben wrote:
29 Mar 2017, 01:20
Have you been reading about a feeling called "elevation"?
Haha, no! I've been reading about norepinephrine levels, thalamic activation, etc., in practices like meditation. Is "elevation" the same as what we call "feeling the Spirit"?
by squarepeg
31 Mar 2017, 19:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Strange Sunday
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: Strange Sunday

It didn't occur to me at age 12 that reincarnation might be incompatible with LDS theology! It is only incompatible because we say it is. We already believe in eternal progression. Perhaps multiple mortal probations are necessary for some to learn what is needed. Good point, Roy. Nothing in LDS doc...
by squarepeg
31 Mar 2017, 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Rules
Replies: 22
Views: 2751

Re: Missionary Rules

Heber13 wrote:if only more missionaries understood the difference between correlation and causation!
How about a Statistics and Research Methods quick course at the MTC! [emoji1]
by squarepeg
28 Mar 2017, 19:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4625

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

LookingHard, that's facinating about the testosterone reactions of those people described in the podcast. I agree that the absence of emotion sounds like clinical depression; that's exactly how it manifests in my son. Maybe he has low T (although he is only 11)! I think we can safely say that our th...
by squarepeg
28 Mar 2017, 19:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I complain about another TSM story?
Replies: 24
Views: 1198

Re: Can I complain about another TSM story?

It would be nice if there were stories once in a while about times when a person prayed about whether to do the church thing or the career thing and followed a prompting to do the career thing, and how it brought them blessings. I can't think of any stories like that, even though I'm sure it happen...
by squarepeg
27 Mar 2017, 15:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4625

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

I believe strongly our children are being over-medicated, generally, but I also am deeply grateful for the advances in medicine that allow medications to be so widely available.[...] Having said all of that, I do wonder how many visionaries we have lost and will continue to lose. Regression to the ...
by squarepeg
27 Mar 2017, 15:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon LGBT Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 2242

Re: Mormon LGBT Questions

I have a question: I know of a guy who used to be gay and now has a wife and kids and is temple worthy and actually teaches at BYU. How do we explain his case? Bisexuals exist. Bisexuality is a spectrum. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale Alternatively, some people are happy to be marri...
by squarepeg
27 Mar 2017, 06:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I complain about another TSM story?
Replies: 24
Views: 1198

Re: Can I complain about another TSM story?

Why can't the bishopric council meeting be moved to another night, I wonder, so that he can attend the navy thingy and the church thingy, both?

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