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by rich
18 Jul 2013, 01:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I can't be the only one struggling with this
Replies: 31
Views: 3430

Re: I can't be the only one struggling with this

mackay11 wrote: That thing at the back of my house? Oh... that's a garden. They didn't mention gardens.
Genius :clap:

You`ve set my brain off on a whole stream of culturally relative justifications now. I`ll ponder this some more when I go home for my tea tonight...
by rich
18 Jul 2013, 00:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith's Universalism
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Joseph Smith's Universalism

Thanks Ray for the thoughtful summary. My thoughts were on another tangent when I first read this thread but this widens the scope. I'm in complete agreement. We do seem as an organisation to be entering an age of greater compassion and understanding, if not yet acceptance, of those who in the past ...
by rich
17 Jul 2013, 09:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith's Universalism
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Joseph Smith's Universalism

I agree fully with what you say Ray but was interested in what our definition of universalism was in the context of this post. You mention Josephs growing development of the concept. How fluid was his definition and how far did he take it? I'm interested as this has become a topic of conversation in...
by rich
17 Jul 2013, 00:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith's Universalism
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Joseph Smith's Universalism

Can I get clarity on what we mean by universalism? The general sense of universalism presented by the church seems to be that, yes all mankind is saved, but to different fixed kingdoms. I'm with Givens on progression between kingdoms as to me being separated from family for eternity,even in a telest...
by rich
05 Jul 2013, 05:31
Forum: Support
Topic: James Fowler's Stages of Faith
Replies: 108
Views: 54886

Re: James Fowler's Stages of Faith

I love that, and it reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures - the idea that we need to lose our life in order to find it. Sometimes we need to lose our "certainty" about religion to be able to find our authentic and more powerful spirituality. Sorry to tag on to the end of an old post but I`ve ...
by rich
03 Jul 2013, 23:18
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm too introverted
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: I'm too introverted

I have a similar personality type and struggle with big groups of people I don't know. I find it hard to talk to people I don't know at unstructured activities. Where I find it best to get to know people is when I'm on task at something like a service project where you work alongside someone or espe...
by rich
03 Jul 2013, 01:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Fearing the transition
Replies: 20
Views: 1837

Re: Fearing the transition

Amen to all of the above my experience... My last 3 bishops have all known to varying degrees about the state of my faith. One has known in detail but all have known that half the time I`m far from sure there`s even a God out there. Most of the ward know I`m somewhat liberal (even by UK standards) a...
by rich
30 Jun 2013, 22:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Tension between myself and my daughter...
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Tension between myself and my daughter...

Curious, is it stated in the handbook that those who do not attend their geographic home ward cannot enjoy full membership rights? We have at least 3 individuals/families in our ward who live outside the boundaries. One of those has been RS pres and primary pres and others have all held leadership p...
by rich
27 Jun 2013, 06:59
Forum: Support
Topic: A blog on my situation
Replies: 27
Views: 2498

Re: A blog on my situation

Hi kristmace I've added the first reply to your blog :) Given that my wife reads your fb entries it will be interesting if she reads and identifies my response. I actually caught her listening to John Dehlins presentation you linked to on fb a while back and even heard her discussing the impact this...
by rich
21 Jun 2013, 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roadshows
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Roadshows

Roadshows were stopped many years ago in the church??

Can we get that memo recirculated? Our stake has one this year and I have a feeling I will be required to participate...