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by DarkJedi
11 Jun 2021, 10:52
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Timing of Christ's appearance to the Nephites
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Timing of Christ's appearance to the Nephites

I imagine JC could appear to be in several places at once, or jump around back and forwards in time if he wanted to so I wouldn't try to reconcile his appearances in several widely separated places. I guess I never thought about him being that supernatural. In fact, I was always taught (and taught ...
by DarkJedi
10 Jun 2021, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

Thank you for all of the replies and for sharing your experience. I have a relative who left the Church about three years ago and went to his bishop recently and said he would like to come back and participate as a non-believing member and purely on a social level. The bishop basically, said no. Wa...
by DarkJedi
10 Jun 2021, 05:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

I think there have always been chapel Mormons but I think most active members are like muggles in Harry Potter - they don't notice much. Put another way, I think it's generally assumed since someone is there most of the time they're full-tithe-paying TR holding members. My experience in the bishopri...
by DarkJedi
10 Jun 2021, 05:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

The center of my faith is not the church. It's Jesus Christ. The church is a vehicle I use to hopefully draw closer to JC & to establish human contacts. I use the scriptures, (some) of the General Conference talks & personal revelation or inspiration. In terms of church, I take what I can use & lea...
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 14:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

Leaders that are interested in getting butts back in seats would do well to remember that they are making leery people like me delay their return by that much more every time they make accommodations for people that didn't like the added precautions. I guess their calculus says that more people wil...
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

1) It fits with similar scaling back of programs and practices (home teaching, 3 hour church, HP and EQ, etc.). Yes, as noted above. 2) There used to be a pattern of two women speakers during April GC and between four and five women speakers during October GC. They can now move to a pattern where t...
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 14:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

Beginning with October’s general conference and continuing thereafter, the Saturday evening sessions will be discontinued. Previously, a Saturday evening session was held for women (in October) and priesthood holders (in April). This change is being made because all sessions of general conference a...
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 11:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

Yesterday without prior notice it was announced at the beginning of SM that the congregation would begin singing the hymns effective then. Masks still encouraged but not required. The first testimony after the bishop was an old stalwart (maskless) who is very hard of hearing started out by saying it...
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 11:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Considering coffee
Replies: 17
Views: 381

Re: Considering coffee

Other considerations are
1) If you do as MM suggests it can be pricier than energy drinks (my understanding is Starbucks is at least $5)
2) Over time coffee does stain one's teeth, age, regular cleanings, dentures, etc., may mitigate any concern
by DarkJedi
07 Jun 2021, 10:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

Wow! I'm surprised they didn't just replace it with another general session. At the same time I am ecstatic that they didn't. :clap: Truly a bright spot in my day (which is more an indication of how bad my day has been than anything else).