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by Katzpur
16 Feb 2021, 10:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room in the Church for Non-believers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Room in the Church for Non-believers?

It's not about the LDS church, but I found it pretty interesting and it relates to one of the main questions I currently have about my place in the church. I've been wondering if there's any place in the church for someone like me who is past the doubting stage and now does not believe. There has b...
by Katzpur
12 Feb 2021, 18:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church More Open About Endowment
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: Church More Open About Endowment

To be honest, I'm not a fan of the Endowment. It's my least favorite thing in the temple. I like the Celestial Room and the Baptistry, and I even like the film, but the Endowment. Hmm... Yeah, I'm with you. I really don't particularly like the endowment. Back in the day, I used to absolutely refuse...
by Katzpur
12 Feb 2021, 13:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church More Open About Endowment
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: Church More Open About Endowment

I think we get more criticism for the "secret" parts of the temple even though we consider them sacred, not secret. I've always hated the phrase, "sacred, not secret." Of course they're sacred, but they are also most definitely secret. The phrase, "sacred, not secret" makes it sound as if the words...
by Katzpur
10 Feb 2021, 20:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

You can hold a temple recommend and still feel rejected by your community. Tell me about it. :| But... If you didn't hold your TR, then you wouldn't get your calling in the prison. From what you tell us you do some great work there with people who need repentance and redemption even more than many ...
by Katzpur
09 Feb 2021, 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

Thank you, Roy and nibbler, for that fascinating information!
by Katzpur
08 Feb 2021, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

What, specifically, in the BoM is clearly 19th-century in nature?
by Katzpur
08 Feb 2021, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

nibbler wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 15:01
You can hold a temple recommend and still feel rejected by your community.
Tell me about it. :|
by Katzpur
07 Feb 2021, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

Please note there is another thread about this here: https://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9945 Because it's a little difficult to combine them at this point we'll leave both. I'm sorry! I must have missed that! It's okay with me if this thread is closed. I didn't mean to duplicate another ...
by Katzpur
06 Feb 2021, 18:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

Arrakeen wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 18:12
Unfortunately I see the church spending a lot of time arguing literal truth of the history and teachings and I wish they would focus more on just living a good life.
Me too!
by Katzpur
06 Feb 2021, 18:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Richard Bushman says, "The Book of Mormon is Right."

I think one thing that jumped out to me was this paragraph (and the parts I've bolded, in particular): "The Book of Mormon is a problem right now. It’s so baffling to so many that Joseph was not even looking at the gold plates [to translate them]. And there’s so much in the Book of Mormon that comes...