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by DarkJedi
06 Dec 2021, 13:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed Orientation Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Mixed Orientation Marriage

I do agree with OT, people can do whatever they choose. I'm a "live and let live" kind of guy. It's the same reason I support gay marriage - it's their choice and as a church we supposedly believe in and preach (free) agency. That said, I am also aware that many of these marriages fail. A couple mor...
by DarkJedi
29 Nov 2021, 06:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit

For me, I usually feel it in one of two ways. The first and more common for me these days is a feeling of unique peace. It's a feeling that can't be artificially replicated by mediation or anything else. It's just a quieting of the mind and soul that I can't really describe. I like this description...
by DarkJedi
26 Nov 2021, 09:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit

I can't say I have a physical or emotional reaction to what I've come to recognize as the Spirit. This was a major factor in my faith crisis and a new recognition of how the Spirit interacts with me was/is part of my faith rebuilding. I also believe the Spirit may interact differently with different...
by DarkJedi
15 Nov 2021, 15:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Question on Marriage in the Plan of Salvation
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Question on Marriage in the Plan of Salvation

The short version... it's confusing. Your best bet to untangle the web is section 38.4 of the handbook . Here's one section (emphasis added): Applying for a Cancellation of Sealing or a Sealing Clearance A woman who has previously been sealed must receive a cancellation of that sealing from the Fir...
by DarkJedi
15 Nov 2021, 15:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Sad about possessions lost
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Sad about possessions lost

When I was in my early teens we had a devastating flood. We literally lost everything, including our home which floated about a quarter mile down river. We had the car and what we had on as we evacuated. We also had each other. We were by no means rich - lower middle class, perhaps even upper lower ...
by DarkJedi
14 Nov 2021, 15:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?

Roy wrote:
14 Nov 2021, 14:14
As part of this, it is important to remember that the "priesthood ban" restricting men of African descent also restricted them from the temple.
I don't want to derail here, but in the case of the priesthood ban women of African descent were also not permitted to go to the temple.
by DarkJedi
14 Nov 2021, 13:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?

Agreed it's silly and unfair in that it doesn't apply equally to everyone. I went through some similar things with my own kids. Based on my own experience, your son will survive and be just fine (no worse for the wear). However you should be prepared for some for some hand wringing and "heart to hea...
by DarkJedi
11 Nov 2021, 05:11
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Eternal progression?
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: Eternal progression?

Progression between kingdoms was regularly taught and accepted prior to the mid 20th Century. It makes sense to me (with the caveat that I don't really believe in the three kingdoms).
by DarkJedi
08 Nov 2021, 15:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bye bye temple cafeterias
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: Bye bye temple cafeterias

I will miss the temple cookies, but since I haven't had one in well over a decade at this point apparently I'll live. 8-)
by DarkJedi
08 Nov 2021, 15:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....

I see Alma 34 as Alma's opinion, and I think many of Alma's opinions were wrong. I'm not a huge fan of Alma. And even he does not come out and say "thus sayeth the Lord, ye are commanded to pray" it's more of an exhortation or testimony. The Bible Dictionary does make it pretty clear Prayer is nowhe...