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by Arrakeen
30 Oct 2018, 19:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 490
Views: 65424

Re: Useful quote of the day...

The religions start from mysticism. There is no other way to start a religion. But, I compare this to a volcano that gushes forth ...and then ...the magma flows down the sides of the mountain and cools off. And when it reaches the bottom, it's just rocks. You'd never guess that there was fire in it...
by Arrakeen
04 Sep 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

Unfortunately, it's not just the honor code office that can kick you out, but your bishop can also revoke your ecclesiastical endorsement if he sees fit, effectively kicking you out of the university. So the honor code office won't punish sexual assault victims, but if your bishop finds out you did ...
by Arrakeen
31 Aug 2018, 13:13
Forum: Support
Topic: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries
Replies: 29
Views: 2719

Re: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries

I remember a few cases from my mission (and I've heard other anecdotes) where someone wanted to go home and they endured days of fighting to have their wishes met. I don't get it. These are volunteers , volunteers that are paying their way to be there, yet we sometimes treat them like deserters in ...
by Arrakeen
30 Aug 2018, 15:32
Forum: Support
Topic: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries
Replies: 29
Views: 2719

Re: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries

I was in a first-world country which would hardly be considered a dangerous place, but still had my fair share of scary incidents and close calls. Several times I was sure I was about to be murdered. For one thing, I think the way missionaries stand out creates problems for safety. A young foreigner...
by Arrakeen
26 Aug 2018, 15:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saints: the Standard of Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 2607

Re: Saints: the Standard of Truth

I've read chapters 1-7 so far on the Gospel Library app. It seems accurate and well-cited, and incorporates new facts into an easy-to read narrative but with a clearly apologetic tone. I think their goal is not to directly deal with any controversial topics, but simply increase exposure to such topi...
by Arrakeen
26 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Stayin' Alive
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Stayin' Alive

I'm in my early twenties, currently in school. I never imagined the path that would get me to where I am today. I finished a full-time mission a little over a year ago, and it was without question the darkest, most horrific experience of my life thus far. Before my mission, I was a TBM, and my exper...