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by Arrakeen
19 Jul 2019, 13:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 1201

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I don't get why they feel the need for even more indoctrination. They already have Sunday church and seminary every weekday. I don't think force feeding more of the gospel is going to keep kids in the church. It's just going to appeal to the super spiritual types and alienate everyone else. We might...
by Arrakeen
17 Jul 2019, 14:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 1201

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I never really liked the achievement-focused approach in young mens, so I never even bothered with Duty to God. It just seemed like a checklist to get done and get an award. Scouting on the other hand was fun because a lot of our activities were focused on having a good time, and the achievements we...
by Arrakeen
16 Jul 2019, 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Time to Pivot

I find it interesting that at the same time we're becoming more comfortable with a diversity of religious belief, we're becoming less comfortable with a diversity of political beliefs. The "us vs them" mentality seems to be declining in religion and increasing in current ideologies, and an argument ...
by Arrakeen
02 Jul 2019, 19:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

Our 5th Sunday in the YSA ward was about finances. It's a useful topic, but there was so much focus on the whole "always pay tithing first, even if you don't have enough for rent. act in faith and it will work out". After my experiences with faith, I'm not going to make that bet. Other than that it'...
by Arrakeen
02 Jul 2019, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ca$h Money
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Ca$h Money

I would love to see our missionaries do that very thing...help build and run a school...a clinic...something that could help others who find themselves limited by economic position. I also really wish our missions were more humanitarian focused. We talk so much about giving up two years to serve th...
by Arrakeen
21 Jun 2019, 10:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

This is a great perspective from a Millenial -- I have one question -- can you give examples of WWII English, and what the equivalent would be if the language was updated? Some small things that come to mind are pronouncing "wh" as "hw" as in the word "white" and using the word "whom". My grandpare...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I am on the very tail end of what are normally considered the Millennials. For me, the recent changes have made it easier for me to be "active". Before the change to the 2-hour block, I was only attending sacrament meeting. After the change, I figured I could make it through just one more hour, so n...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 10:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I think he had a very real faith crisis, but his experience was very different from mine. My only problem with the video was how some people who knew I was going through a faith crisis tried to apply it to me, assuming that what worked for him should work for me too. I appreciate the church trying t...
by Arrakeen
29 Apr 2019, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

"God wouldn't choose someone with a pride issue to lead His people. He would choose someone good!" Sometimes I wonder where we get this idea that prophets need to be super-righteous spiritual giants. I guess it fits with our ideas about worthiness requirements for blessings, but it seems like many ...
by Arrakeen
29 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 1464

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

I started noticing this when I read the Bible on my mission. The scripture mastery verses I learned in seminary often meant something completely different when read in context. I don't think we are alone in doing this. All churches have reinterpreted scripture to some extent. Religion changes over t...