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by Cnsl1
12 Dec 2020, 08:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radical Orthodoxy
Replies: 18
Views: 1647

Re: Radical Orthodoxy

Interesting. This is mostly how I would have described myself through the decade or so prior to my disaffection, though I might have added an understanding of the fallibility of modern prophets and apostles, and the need to navigate the mire with personal revelation. Could this be a theological rope...
by Cnsl1
23 Nov 2020, 04:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Tithing Settlement during the pandemic
Replies: 35
Views: 4283

Re: Tithing Settlement during the pandemic

We have not sat down for tithing settlement for several years. I just tell the clerk to tell the bishop "we pay online. Put us down for full." That keeps everyone happy. If we pay, it's online and it's been that way for years. Putting us down for full isn't saying we are full in what they might cons...
by Cnsl1
16 Nov 2020, 23:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent U.S. election
Replies: 25
Views: 2433

Re: Recent U.S. election

The belief bias effect and confirmation bias. Yes.

I agree, On Own Now.

And not only do we seek the info that aligns with our belief, we are hand fed that info through our smart phones and social media. We don't have to seek very hard.
by Cnsl1
15 Nov 2020, 23:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent U.S. election
Replies: 25
Views: 2433

Re: Recent U.S. election

Here's something I've noticed that might explain the huge polemic chasm between the two sides: I'll start by saying I have friends and family on either side. Politically, I'm an independent, but that's really beside the point. I do try to seek both sides of act issue. What I've noticed is that both ...
by Cnsl1
08 Apr 2020, 00:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musings after Conference
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Musings after Conference

Aside from two talks, Dieter and Holland, I thought the event was a snooze fest as well. It really bothered me, as Hawk girl said, that very few even mentioned the big elephant in the room---the pandemic! Also, little things, like them following the teleprompter and looking to one side, away from th...
by Cnsl1
05 Apr 2020, 18:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 97
Views: 23884

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

I have lots of thoughts and a fair amount of experience on this topic.. I don't know if I can distill them into anything useful for you, but I'll try. First, groundhog, it would probably be best to start a new thread..
by Cnsl1
05 Apr 2020, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2020 General Conference
Replies: 95
Views: 11387

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Takeaways from this morning's session.

Holland's talk was great. Worth a second listen.

Oaks has no sense of rhythm. Worth a second watch. You might laugh.

Everything else was same ol same ol, or complete must misses.
by Cnsl1
19 Dec 2019, 00:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 7357

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

Based on my research on this issue, it seems pretty clear that tax laws were violated in two places. Under their articles of incorporation, Ensign Peak Advisors exists as a 509 a3 and investing arm of the church and a charitable organization. They pay no taxes but as I understand the tax law , they'...
by Cnsl1
20 Nov 2019, 14:55
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Onslaught of Church ads on internet
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Onslaught of Church ads on internet

Has anyone noticed the onslaught of church ads on the internet? Youtube, games, facebook, etc. They are pretty good ads, in my opinion, and focus on joining us while we worship Christ. Make us better. Are we getting back to the, "aw shucks, we're just a bunch of Christians like all ya'll, just tryin...
by Cnsl1
22 Dec 2018, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 3709

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

The short answer is that gender is no longer considered binary. There may be a biological female who does not identify strictly feminine and may be uncomfortable with being called a chairwoman. Or vice versa. It's not just a woman thing. Gender is related to much more than penises and vaginas. Gende...