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by nibbler
10 Jun 2021, 13:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

I'll say that I have vague memories of speakers during general conference coming out against the cafeteria approach. My half memory says they're usually speaking about a cafeteria approach to commandments , not church programs. That said, it's hard for people at church to draw a line of distinction ...
by nibbler
10 Jun 2021, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

I know my experiences aren't universal but I always found smaller branches/wards to feel more like a community than the larger wards. It feels like there's some variant of the bystander effect that goes on in larger wards. The more people there are the more likely we are to assume that everyone else...
by nibbler
10 Jun 2021, 02:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

Very well said.
by nibbler
09 Jun 2021, 17:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

Here's where I struggle with being a chapel Mormon. Relevance. This was covered somewhat in the why bother thread. If I believe that no religion is truer than any other, why spend all that time at church listening to lessons about how the church is exclusively true? If the temple doesn't interest me...
by nibbler
09 Jun 2021, 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Chapel Mormonism

How will the Church respond? Relaxing temple standards or doubling down and trying to make it harder to be a chapel Mormon? I have not seen a relaxing of temple standards. I feel like the church had a not dissimilar issue around the 1990's with young men going on missions that were less enthusiasti...
by nibbler
07 Jun 2021, 13:15
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

Yes, I believe that's only the stated reason. During the October 2020 conference, outside of the women's session there were only two women speakers during all the other sessions. Two. With the women's session there were five women speakers in total. During the April 2021 conference there was no wome...
by nibbler
07 Jun 2021, 13:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Struggling with why

We were bound to return to business as usual at some point. That said, maskless singing right now is a little too soon for me; which is something that's currently happening in my area. The quantities of people showing up and the environment also make things uncomfortable for me. Leaders that are int...
by nibbler
07 Jun 2021, 09:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/general-conference-update-june-2021 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 holde...
by nibbler
03 Jun 2021, 06:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Struggling with why

Upfront please understand I am not dismissing anyone's input and I do appreciate it. I think what all of you have said works for some, maybe even most, people. Maybe it's just the power of the Dark Side affecting me at the moment (and please do not misconstrue that as blaming Satan, they're totally...
by nibbler
02 Jun 2021, 17:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Struggling with why

Roy has stated this idea much more succinctly than I can state it (and more diplomatically) but in my own words; where the church lacks in pragmatic reasons for people to attend it makes up in engaging a person's sense of duty and obligation. A member has covenanted to attend meetings. It's an oblig...