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by DarkJedi
15 Jan 2018, 06:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand Stake Conference
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Help me understand Stake Conference

These broadcast things, which I dislike, are something new in the past few years. Regular stake conferences are just like they've always been, twice a year, three sessions, every other one with some sort of visiting authority (almost always and area authority seventy). The broadcast ones are every o...
by DarkJedi
15 Jan 2018, 06:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FP under RMN Presidency
Replies: 33
Views: 738

Re: FP under RMN Presidency

But Nelson is a very healthy and vigorous 93-year-old. Most I know that age are in a nursing home or should be. Right, but even the most vigorous ones don't tend to live indefinitely; they just flop over dead one day without the downhill slide of most of the others. My wife has an 111-year-old gran...
by DarkJedi
15 Jan 2018, 06:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Hi!

Don't apologize. Welcome. I'm glad you found us. This is a safe place to ask questions and to share. The common advice is to take it slow (which it appears you have been doing), focus on what you do believe, and don't dump all at once. The temple is problematic for many, maybe especially women. I'm ...
by DarkJedi
14 Jan 2018, 16:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FP under RMN Presidency
Replies: 33
Views: 738

Re: FP under RMN Presidency

There is almost no chance it will be anyone but Nelson IMO. I think Nelson making the announcement even proves that - if he's not the prophet he has no business making an announcement, it would be up to the quorum as a whole (IMO). That is my logic. Her logic is that someone else would be making th...
by DarkJedi
14 Jan 2018, 12:33
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

And that is the trick, my friend. We must each find our own path, and while those of us here are mostly on similar paths we are also each uniquely on our own paths. I have said this before - we're all in this together while at the same time completely alone. FWIW, I don't see my position as intellec...
by DarkJedi
13 Jan 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FP under RMN Presidency
Replies: 33
Views: 738

Re: FP under RMN Presidency

My wife keeps telling me she thinks President Nelson won't be the new prophet. All because he's making an announcement this Tuesday, and that means he wouldn't be announcing his own presidency. Doesn't sound right to me...my understanding is "The Senior member is the new prophet unless the Lord ind...
by DarkJedi
13 Jan 2018, 18:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President Monson's Caring for the Poor and Needy Purpose of the Church
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: President Monson's Caring for the Poor and Needy Purpose of the Church

I hope caring for the poor and needy doesn't fade anymore than it already has. I don't think it ever really took its place among the other three and I think that's because it wasn't "preached" enough. Just a few months ago the topic of "four purposes" came up in PH meeting and fully half those prese...
by DarkJedi
12 Jan 2018, 10:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Now the wife of a bishop!
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Now the wife of a bishop!

Roadrunner wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 10:40
[*]Most of the bishops wives I know hate it, so at least some of them are lying to you. :roll:
:lol: I was trying to be more diplomatic than that, but it's what I was thinking.
by DarkJedi
12 Jan 2018, 06:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New question on the CES school application?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: New question on the CES school application?

Sorry about your son's choices. Honestly it's not all that uncommon in the "everybody go to college" climate. Not every kid needs college or should go to college, and even for those who can, want to, and should, they are not always ready right then. To answer the question, I don't recall seeing that...
by DarkJedi
12 Jan 2018, 06:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Now the wife of a bishop!
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Now the wife of a bishop!

I don't envy you, but also obviously will never be in your position. But from my point of view, I think your feelings are not all that unusual. I have heard many a bishop's wife crying at the pulpit upon his call or release saying either they feel like they are losing their husband or that they are ...