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by NoahVail
26 Jan 2021, 20:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignoring the Pandemic is Our Charter? (Bednar)
Replies: 46
Views: 1841

Re: Ignoring the Pandemic is Our Charter? (Bednar)

My sentiments are in line with James E Talmage's 1919 assessment of that pandemic. There is every evidence of a very serious recrudescence of the influence trouble, there there is a manifest disinclination on the part of the newspapers to publish the full facts. This is said to be the result of pres...
by NoahVail
01 Dec 2020, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated rules of etiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Updated rules of etiquette

That helps. Thanks
by NoahVail
01 Dec 2020, 11:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated rules of etiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Updated rules of etiquette

So say I drew a parallel, between the recent election and the War On Heaven - without directly ascribing anyone to the Satan role. Would that fly?

Asking because I have trouble intuiting boundaries; understanding tends to follow some mistakes.
by NoahVail
01 Dec 2020, 10:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated rules of etiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Updated rules of etiquette

SamBee wrote:
30 Nov 2020, 13:16
I would also flag up a comment on "fact checking" to be political, because that term has taken on a new impartial meaning recently.
I'm having trouble puzzling this out. Can you clarify?
by NoahVail
29 Nov 2020, 21:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated rules of etiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Updated rules of etiquette

DarkJedi wrote:
29 Nov 2020, 13:34
Discussions of politics not directly related to helping someone maintain their relationship with the church are therefore prohibited.
Can I get this policy extended to my ward building?
by NoahVail
29 Nov 2020, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: How to respond to missionaries

I'm a bit shocked that anyone might be proposing physical, inside-the-home visits. We're outside a metro area and have lower covid numbers. It's also an area with a fair amount of anti-mask sentiment and covid denialisim. Even here, no one proposes inside the home visits. Visits are either distancin...
by NoahVail
26 Nov 2020, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign

I'm thankful for my family's anti-social tendencies that have made the pandemic a pretty ok experience. Doubly thankful for our third year w/o me and my kids facing hunger. I'm thankful for the complicated high councilman who posted "Masks are from Satan" in EQ chat and who found & delivered a free ...
by NoahVail
05 Nov 2020, 11:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Word
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: The Mormon Word

I'm going to push back a little bit on Mormon being offensive. Officially, it's been depreciated. Casually, I think we're expected to see it as non-preferred. I sincerely feel 'offensive' is a counterproductive adjective to describe Mormon. It's long been our unofficial moniker. We'll give people wh...
by NoahVail
05 Nov 2020, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3662

Re: Do you apologize?

One of the few times I got consistent answers to prayers was in regards to apologies. When I hurt someone by doing something that was spontaneous & terrible - and that person was a sincere theist (any faith) - I found if I prayed for their hearts to be softened, they were. In a couple of cases where...
by NoahVail
05 Nov 2020, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3662

Re: Do you apologize?

Before I attained "apology enlightenment", there were times where I didn't apologize and it was appropriate-ish. This was in situations where the other person(s) and I were enabling each other's bad behavior. Apologizes didn't seem worth the effort when we were just going to keep harming each other ...