Search found 6086 matches

by Roy
05 May 2021, 14:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 36
Views: 1792

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

I suppose there are no real downsides to playing the revelation card and it might be hard to overuse. Revelation is highly subjective so it is not ever anything that can be proven wrong. That said, my cynical side says if this was really revelation, why didn't God say something before they announced...
by Roy
04 May 2021, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 36
Views: 1792

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

I had heard about this. Wonderful news! I am very content and pleased that the top church leadership have "continued to seek direction of the Lord." It is my belief (and also church doctrine) that the Lord has much yet to reveal to us. Remaining humble enough to understand that we do not already hav...
by Roy
03 May 2021, 12:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 23
Views: 1566

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

Thank you answering all my questions. I think I have a pretty good idea how a believing latter day saint can also be a Freemason and separate out each of them internally!
by Roy
03 May 2021, 12:26
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

reiterated that faith is a choice. I have struggled with disentangling the things that come naturally to me from the things that I choose to do. I speculate that most of us justify the things that are in our nature. I further speculate that a good number of us feel superior because our nature does ...
by Roy
03 May 2021, 11:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Now what?

I think several here see the church as mostly community/tribe without really believing all of it. You can try to make it work or not. Some people try other churches and religions but they're often so different it's hard to make it work - but some do. I would consider the community component. I beli...
by Roy
03 May 2021, 10:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Believe People as They See Themselves (or, at Least, Believe Their Sincerity)
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Believe People as They See Themselves (or, at Least, Believe Their Sincerity)

I heard something similar from a person that I very much respect. It was that in order to have a productive conversation one must approach from the perspective that one's own perspective might be limited and that the other person's perspective might have something that we are missing. I feel that th...
by Roy
03 May 2021, 09:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon

She has never been hurt by the “gospel,” Liv said, but by what members have said to her. My wife and I had a discussion this morning about some hurtful facebook posts an otherwise good woman that we know posted. We discussed that from her perspective she is defending what she sees as her group or t...
by Roy
03 May 2021, 09:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back...I think.
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: I am back...I think.

You can "hang" with us as long as you want. This has been a crazy year and we are all doing the best that we can.
by Roy
30 Apr 2021, 20:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon

Wow! that is groundbreaking. Liv and Sis. Eubank are true trailblazers!
by Roy
30 Apr 2021, 20:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Newly baptized and overwhelmed
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Newly baptized and overwhelmed

Thanks! Things have been going great. I guess they realized that I’m not going to become inactive just because my schedule is weird at the moment. They’ve backed off and are content with me attending virtually. They also found out that I can play the piano so they want me to do that sometime. Hopef...