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by Limhah
19 Apr 2021, 19:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: When F&T goes wrong

I don't know a lot about Quaker theology and certainly don't support a lot of their ancillary organizations but I was attracted to their congregational organization which seemed (to me) largely based on quasi-independent small groups and flat hierarchy. For some reason I expected something similar f...
by Limhah
16 Apr 2021, 07:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: When F&T goes wrong

One of the things that first drew me to LDS was the F&T meetings. I had previously checked out the Quakers who as you may know make spontaneous talk or testimony a primary part of their service, "waiting on the Lord." Members sit quietly until someone is moved to get up and say a few words about any...
by Limhah
12 Apr 2021, 22:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: When F&T goes wrong

I always felt the congregation should be able to heckle the person on the stand when warranted, like in the British Parliament. I could never get anyone else on board with my suggestion unfortunately. :(
by Limhah
04 Apr 2021, 07:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1441

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I wonder if they'll announce any new temples again.

First conference I saw was in '91 ... only 45 temples back then iirc.

The 200th conference in 2030 should be quite the event if I'm around to see it.
by Limhah
19 Mar 2021, 22:23
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Tom Green dies, documentary
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Tom Green dies, documentary

My child's mother, who was once very much a devoted (& temple worthy fwiw) church member lives in another city in a polyamorous relationship, and all three of the members have been together for quite a long time as far as I can recall. It's quite a confusing post-modern 'current year' household that...
by Limhah
14 Mar 2021, 01:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 30
Views: 1165

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

I used to be very much interested in the history, art and architecture of the temples and it was one of the initial factors that drew me into Mormonism, at least from the framework of historical interest (there were other factors too, social, theological, etc.) Even after I became inactive and no lo...
by Limhah
12 Mar 2021, 22:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 30
Views: 1165

Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

And unaccountably so given that I've not been a member for so long. And I was really looking forward to the public open house tours in '24-'25. I may still go if possible, but it won't be the same. This is really the end of an era in many ways. When they first announced closing the temple for "neede...
by Limhah
12 Mar 2021, 21:28
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Tom Green dies, documentary
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Tom Green dies, documentary

Interesting to read about this, I'd heard of Green years ago and had totally forgotten about him until now. I was never particularly impressed by him or his efforts though I never really investigated him that closely. Back in the day (1990s ... !) I was very interested in the ramifications of some o...
by Limhah
17 Feb 2021, 03:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Room in the Church for Non-believers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Room in the Church for Non-believers?

The article was fairly broad in scope but in reality it depends on the specific church. The Unitarians for instance are very welcoming to non-believers, Quakers to some extent, other sects less so than these to varying extents. A nonbeliever just looking for socializing (sometime post-pandemic I sup...
by Limhah
09 Feb 2021, 20:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Discouraged and Sick of it All
Replies: 19
Views: 2304

Re: Discouraged and Sick of it All

One thing I notice is how communities end up so much like each other. Even the right-on egalitarian ones where everyone gets a say (allegedly). There are usually dominant figures or a figure. Who these people are and what they are like makes a big difference to how toxic a community becomes, but yo...