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by nibbler
20 Apr 2021, 05:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

On the subject of secrecy... At roughly the 11:50 mark in the video you mention that one of the purposes of masonry/tokens is to measure our integrity and ability to keep a secret. I remember arriving at a similar conclusion years ago, the supporting scripture in my mind was: He that is faithful in ...
by nibbler
20 Apr 2021, 05:06
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: When F&T goes wrong

It just becomes boring! One can express the same sentiments in different words anyway. We get so hung up on the Lord's Prayer but some of us produce the same testimony practically word on word. If everyone will forgive some of the judgement I'm about to pass... :silent: I feel like a large percenta...
by nibbler
20 Apr 2021, 04:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: When F&T goes wrong

I had previously checked out the Quakers who as you may know make spontaneous talk or testimony a primary part of their service, "waiting on the Lord." Members sit quietly until someone is moved to get up and say a few words about anything that crosses their mind. I've usually found these spontaneo...
by nibbler
14 Apr 2021, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard's Rohr's 3 Stages
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Richard's Rohr's 3 Stages

I still haven’t found a way for the broken pieces to fit together. Sometimes anger comes from the frustration resulting from the inability to make things fit. Sometimes broken pieces are just broken pieces. I can see why the Church wouldn't want a whole ward or stake of people who think like me. Pr...
by nibbler
12 Apr 2021, 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling - It's Complicated...
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Calling - It's Complicated...

I think the other half of this is that setting these boundaries is usually not validated in our cultural environment. We are not very far removed from a time when it was considered taboo to turn down any calling. There will always be those that see my boundaries as a sign of being lazy or uncommitt...
by nibbler
12 Apr 2021, 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling - It's Complicated...
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Calling - It's Complicated...

The subject of a different thread but should any ward in the continental US even be remotely considering starting up Primary again? I get it, there's a growing push to get people back to church and to get church back to normal but small children don't currently have a vaccination option and kids are...
by nibbler
09 Apr 2021, 06:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR, Goals, & Tithing
Replies: 37
Views: 1244

Re: TR, Goals, & Tithing

That's rough... at least it would be for me. Particularly this part: I feel that my bishop was trying to transition me from paying tithing in the expectation of blessings to paying tithing in memory of and in hopes of someday rejoining my deceased daughter. I'm sure it wasn't the intention but it fe...
by nibbler
08 Apr 2021, 07:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1439

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

https://i.imgur.com/ksWGADU.jpg Granted covid slowed temple construction but temple announcements are currently outpacing our ability to construct temples. https://churchofjesuschristtemples.org/construction/ Announced: 48 (including the most recent 20) Under construction: 35 Under renovation: 8 Fo...
by nibbler
08 Apr 2021, 07:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1439

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I've seen a few images out there that shed some perspective on conference. The first is an image of the male speakers juxtaposed with the female speakers during conference. Men Number of speakers: 33 Number of prayers: 9 Number of minutes: 419 Women Number of speakers: 2 Number of prayers: 1 Number ...
by nibbler
07 Apr 2021, 07:58
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

I don't know the true intention but guessing: 1) They bit the bullet and did away with the 3rd hour. Come follow me was introduced at the same time. Culturally more is better than less so the program was added to say that we're not really requiring less by getting rid of the 3rd hour. It was also th...