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by nibbler
15 May 2018, 04:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard to believe God is that cruel !
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Hard to believe God is that cruel !

I am enjoying being a non member but have noticed some shunning at ⛪ Thoughts ? Dande said what I'd say, that relationships are a two way street. My experience when I cut back activity levels was that: I was shunned a little by the community. I felt shunned by the community. The distinction here be...
by nibbler
13 May 2018, 16:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where does the church fit for you
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Where does the church fit for you

That depends. Is there a difference between: A truth A belief A teaching E.g. a church might have a semi-unique teaching but does that make it a "truth" other churches are missing? Could another church have a comparable teaching that uses a different story or rite that points to the same fundamental...
by nibbler
12 May 2018, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 296
Views: 23692

Re: Joke of the Day

Someone in your SS class after you make a comment: https://assets.teenvogue.com/photos/56251a64e11c23f4543f948c/master/pass/hermione-granger-harry-potter-wingardium-leviosa.gif You after someone else makes a commend in your SS class: https://assets.teenvogue.com/photos/56251a64e11c23f4543f948c/maste...
by nibbler
12 May 2018, 07:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign
Replies: 27
Views: 585

Re: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign

Sam,

Trigger's broom?

There's also the ship of Theseus.
by nibbler
11 May 2018, 12:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How do you view the Restoration?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: How do you view the Restoration?

But do you think with our modern, secular age there could ever be another strong restoration? Have we come to a point where there will be no more new and enduring "Restorations"? I've wondered this. Would a story of a golden Bible or angelic visitations survive in the 21st century or did it need to...
by nibbler
11 May 2018, 09:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How do you view the Restoration?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: How do you view the Restoration?

This is an interesting thought Nibs. It's not a restoration, but it is called a restoration to lend legitimacy to new beliefs. The trouble is, JS and his predecessors have stated both that the Prophet will never lead us astray, and that the fullness of the gospel will never again be taken off of th...
by nibbler
11 May 2018, 07:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How do you view the Restoration?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: How do you view the Restoration?

Tough/interesting question. First I'd have to figure out what was lost in order to determine what was restored and for me that's also a difficult question to answer. I know this goes against the church narrative but I'd venture to say that the main thing that was lost wasn't truth, ordinances, or or...
by nibbler
10 May 2018, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign
Replies: 27
Views: 585

Re: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign

I should state that I'm glad the article exists. It can be a launching point into having a discussion. I don't want to be critical. It's their experience, I'm thankful they shared it. Besides, if it's in the Ensign chances are it's been through an approval process that has taken months and months, r...
by nibbler
09 May 2018, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign
Replies: 27
Views: 585

Re: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign

I keep revisiting this paragraph: From the mid-1800s until 1978, the Church didn’t ordain black men or allow black men and women to participate in temple endowment or sealing ordinances. While the revelation extending priesthood and temple blessings was received 40 years ago, some of the past specul...
by nibbler
09 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

Other churches have had Scout like programs for years. And it comes back to Scouting not working everywhere or for every boy, which has always been a problem in the church. I belonged to a Methodist BS troop. There was zero expectation that every boy of age in the Methodist church participate in th...