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by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: Those that leave the church.

Heber13 wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 10:48
In short, there is little difference between life choices of those that stay active and those that leave, as a general sweeping rule.
If they stay active in the church and buy the Lamborghini, does the car then become a blessing?
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1228

Re: Two Hour Church

dande48 wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 10:13
progress is never linear, and there are multiple dimensions.
Amen!
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 10:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Having troubles getting to my YSA ward
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Having troubles getting to my YSA ward

I believe that humans are generally social beings and thrive with a supportive network of social contacts. Therefore I recommend doing some things that might be outside of your comfort zone to develop that social network. It does not need to be related to the church - but it certainly can be! I reme...
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 10:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 133
Views: 4197

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

I believe that those who are transgender suffer from the same thing when people refuse to use their preferred pronoun and to recognize the new name that identifies who they are today not the day they were born. I look at it as respect, I respect your chosen name, I respect all transgender people wh...
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1228

Re: Two Hour Church

Perhaps that is where better understanding of "ministering" will come into play? Those that have needs to be met...should be ministered to appropriately. But the risk is, they won't and may be forgotten. With any change comes some risk, I think. One of the churches where we participate has "small g...
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 09:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I stole the following quote from Curt's signature line:
Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those that leave the church.
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: Those that leave the church.

As I am wont to do, I will talk about myself. ;) I am perhaps one of the most frugal people you have ever met. I have never bought a new car or even a used car from a dealership. I always buy from individual owners on the secondary market and pay cash. I have found justification for my frugality in ...
by Roy
08 Oct 2018, 08:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secular Knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: Secular Knowledge

Have you ever read Bennion's book...."Religion and the Pursuit of Truth"? I did! Lowell Bennion has a number of books with similar themes. I believe he was teaching institute classes at the time (60's or 70's) and his books seem geared towards young people leaving their parents homes and discoverin...
by Roy
05 Oct 2018, 14:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 1926

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

AmyJ wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 13:55
1. 2 hour church
2. Mission Tweaks (service options, age going, or length of service)
3. 3 B's (Belonging, Believing, Becoming)
I love each of those! Amen!
by Roy
04 Oct 2018, 12:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the second coming?
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Do you believe in the second coming?

The only real harm I see is when people make big life decisions based on an expectation that the Second Coming is imminent (quitting their jobs, etc.). I also think that prepping can become an obsession Have I mentioned how much I love President Packer’s statement on the millennium? “Sometimes you ...