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by DarkJedi
12 Oct 2018, 07:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church to match box office sales ...
Replies: 26
Views: 455

Re: The Church to match box office sales ...

Repentance is repentance, and in this case I believe the Church truly is trying to change. I am not going to knock anybody for trying to change positively from their past. I'm with you on this one Curt. Repentance (change) is a process, not an event. I do think the church is truly making an effort ...
by DarkJedi
12 Oct 2018, 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1260

Re: Two Hour Church

I socialized a lot at church. That's what second hour was for. Half our ward is in the chapel, foyers, or hallways (SS is in the RS room). Our ward has a monthly "linger longer." I'm usually not up for staying for that because, as I always said (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) "I'm done lingering, three h...
by DarkJedi
10 Oct 2018, 04:57
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 34
Views: 839

Re: I May Throw Up...

When I asked my wife how women's session was the only thing she mentioned was the social media fast. I think she likes the idea, but honestly I don't think she can do it. A lot of her communication, including with children and other family, is through Facebook Messaging. I told my wife that I didn't...
by DarkJedi
09 Oct 2018, 14:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WML position disappearing?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: WML position disappearing?

SamBee wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 02:03
More streamlining... mind you, don't RS and EQ already cover aspects of this work, particularly in ministering?
They do, and that's why this makes sense.
by DarkJedi
09 Oct 2018, 14:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

Finally, Elder Packer got hyper-focused on sex the last few years of his life. It became an obsession, and it turned a previously progressive leader in many ways into a stereotypical orthodox, regressive leader. I have seen that happening to Elder Oaks. He still gives a progressive talk periodicall...
by DarkJedi
08 Oct 2018, 12:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Having troubles getting to my YSA ward
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Having troubles getting to my YSA ward

I also am not your typical Mormon, either. I struggle. I struggle with my faith, I do things I probably shouldn't do. I have a struggle with pornography, I sometimes go purchase stuff on Sunday and I drink energy drinks :o *GASPS* I know, I know it's not that big of a deal but with the LDS communit...
by DarkJedi
08 Oct 2018, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I'll admit I was already grumpy and disappointed in prior talks before Gong spoke. I may need to listen to it again. I also tend to take things at face value - which is the reason I didn't do so well in college lit class even though I like to read.

I liked Renlund's talk on Sunday.
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Those that leave the church.

Different views are fine here, including orthodox ones, but we try hard here not to insult or condemn people for choosing to live differently than we do. The Golden Rule and all that Jazz applies to those who leave, and it applies to those who stay. Following that guideline isn't easy, and we fail ...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Secular Knowledge

I love secular knowledge and religious faith. Both/and, not either/or. And I think that's the issue being discussed here Curt. You and I can comprehend and embrace the both/and - but it sounds like Elder Oaks was talking either/or. This is only my perception, but I think in the church, at least amo...
by DarkJedi
07 Oct 2018, 09:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Those that leave the church.

I've known many people who have left the church. There are a variety of reasons and as Pres. Uchtdorf asserted, it is not that simple. I also reject Satan as the cause. Satan gets lots of credit for stuff the natural man does all by himself with no need of supernatural help of any kind. It is not ou...