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by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I just pulled this quote from their website and really like it: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s l...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 12:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

The SDA's have a similar health code that can include everything in the WoW and vegetarianism to boot. On thing that I admire about how they do things is contained in this phrase "if you feel called to live a certain principle then it is a commandment of God unto you." This allows for individuals t...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I also think you bring up a good point that we are much more comfortable with an Old Testament God who is a God of requirements, obedience, rewards, chosen people and codes of living than we are with the Jesus of the New Testament who was very critical of this type of religion and pointed out the pr...
by felixfabulous
23 Jul 2019, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

This is my hobby horse, so I must chime in. I feel like the WOW has been the marker of our cultural identity in the modern Church (since polygamy). It has served several purposes: 1. A very tangible, outside marker of obedience and group identity; 2. A way to show solidarity with and one up other te...
by felixfabulous
18 Jul 2019, 15:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Worthiness ?

I believe that the three degree of glory adds an extra layer to the worthiness argument. It splits up heaven into a sliding scale based upon degree of performance. To go along with this is the portrayal of the atonement of Jesus as what I might describe as a DIY self-improvement repentance kit (it ...
by felixfabulous
16 Jul 2019, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Time to Pivot

I agree with that. Both sides will use data to to prove their points. I think those ideological "hot-button" issues are what spark passionate debates in our time. Those issue debates usually involve both sides presenting data and trying to argue that their position is the most logical. But, I don't ...
by felixfabulous
16 Jul 2019, 07:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Time to Pivot

Are you talking about different ideologies claiming authority and to be right or different churches claiming to be the one true church with God's authority? If you are talking about ideologies, I agree with you. But, I think more people are seeing religious claims as being in the eye of the beholder...
by felixfabulous
16 Jul 2019, 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Time to Pivot

I don't know if anyone saw this excellent opinion piece by Jana Reiss in the Salt Lake Tribune https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/07/12/commentary-latter-day/. She articulates so well that truth and authoritative claims are less and less relevant in today's western world. If there is one thing tha...
by felixfabulous
09 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coddling of the American Mind
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Coddling of the American Mind

Just finished this book and would highly recommend it (especially if you have young kids). In many ways, we (as a collective society) have failed Generation Z by instilling in them what the book calls the three great untruths: 1. what does not kill you makes you weaker (avoid pain); 2. always trust ...
by felixfabulous
02 Jul 2019, 09:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 19
Views: 1948

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

The article from the Exponent raises some good points about the ideal vs. the reality. The reality is that outspoken authentic people usually scare the hell out of everyone and make it uncomfortable. We usually squeeze them out and make them feel unwelcome. I would guess most of the people on this f...