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by Roy
30 Sep 2022, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Importance of the priesthood
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Importance of the priesthood

the church has more truth than any other. I have observed this too. We do not believe that we have all truth because we believe that more truth will be revealed. However, we believe that this additional truth will come from and through the living prophet. Therefore, we seem very resistant to adopti...
by Roy
30 Sep 2022, 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is There but He's Not
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: God is There but He's Not

I think the same is true about beliefs to some extent among us Deists. Right. I think that some may try to say that if an individual is considering Deism then they would have to give up any idea of God ever intervening or even influencing human events. I was somewhat surprised to find that there is...
by Roy
29 Sep 2022, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is There but He's Not
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: God is There but He's Not

God is There but He's Not
This also sounds like Schrödinger's cat. It can be simultaneously both alive and dead until we open the box.
by Roy
29 Sep 2022, 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is There but He's Not
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: God is There but He's Not

I have found it interesting that there is a spectrum to deism. Some would like to paint deism and God starting everything and then walking away. Many deists are not quite so black and white. They see God as present in the larger movements of humanity. Some of the American Revolutionaries counted the...
by Roy
29 Sep 2022, 09:17
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act - Guardian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act - Guardian Article

Quote from an entirely different article I was reading about Journalism and its struggle for neutrality. "The point is that the power of journalism comes from the primacy of reporting — from telling their audiences things that people in power would prefer they not know." This would seem to...
by Roy
28 Sep 2022, 16:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did God let it go on so long?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Why did God let it go on so long?

I watched a movie on WW2 where a catholic nun school teacher gave an analogy. She said that if we drop a pencil and pick it up then we might be momentarily distracted to other events going on around us. If time moves differently for God than for regular people then maybe God is temporarily distracte...
by Roy
28 Sep 2022, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Importance of the priesthood
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Importance of the priesthood

In that priesthood represents a call to serve and bless others, I believe that it has the power to make men better family and community members. In that it represents a power and authority, I believe that it can have a damaging effect. Thankfully our church has highlighted the first and slowly moved...
by Roy
28 Sep 2022, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is There but He's Not
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: God is There but He's Not

There is enough evidence for either case. Humans are master story tellers and can fashion meaning out of the available material.
by Roy
28 Sep 2022, 10:58
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act - Guardian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 52

For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act - Guardian Article

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/mormons-lawns-utah-old-testament-godly-act-megadrought Article from "The Guardian" makes the case that Mormon history and theology are at the heart of Utah's reluctance to curb water usage as other western states have been doing. https://...
by Roy
26 Sep 2022, 15:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meds for Personal Happiness
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Meds for Personal Happiness

I have often wondered if God will censure us for not controlling our thoughts within the 40% range I am not sure that I believe in a God that censures us. I am positive that I don't believe in a God that censures us for properly using prescribed medication. We live in a time when we have technologi...