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by nibbler
20 Jan 2021, 12:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church statement on vaccines
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Church statement on vaccines

DarkJedi wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 11:40
(but wouldn't touch a Dr. Pepper with a 39 1/2 foot pole)
All the tender mercies of a seasick crocodile.
by nibbler
20 Jan 2021, 11:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church statement on vaccines
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Church statement on vaccines

...or to say that you can't be a cafeteria Mormon when someone that's not them decides they want to pick and choose. I read the comments on the press release on social media. I can't say I'm surprised. What I don't know is how prevalent the anti-vax/anti-mask attitude is at church. I think there's e...
by nibbler
19 Jan 2021, 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

It comes from D&C5:10. That's an interesting point. Although the verse doesn't use the word exclusively, I think we often read that word into the verse. Joseph Smith is "the prophet of the restoration" and the classic interpretation is that he restored "the fullness" of the gospel, so we keep deferr...
by nibbler
18 Jan 2021, 07:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

January 18-24: D&C 3-5 This lesson is more difficult for me to extract anything useful from. Maybe, "Be sure to save your school project often and be sure to keep backups on different devices." The manual offers these talking points: Trust god rather than fear man Serve the lord with all our heart ...
by nibbler
11 Jan 2021, 06:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65 From the manual: The Holy Ghost can teach you every time you read the scriptures—even scriptures you have read many times before. So be open to new insights and inspiration. I've found this to be the case. Revisiting scriptures we've read sev...
by nibbler
07 Jan 2021, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

Joseph Smith-History 1:1-26 Lesson 1 also covers a section of Joseph Smith history. There are several takeaways, two specific ones: 1) The traditional, and that's how you know Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the church is true. 2) The lord still interacts with people in our day and he will inte...
by nibbler
07 Jan 2021, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Come, Follow Me D&C: 2021 January

I wanted to start up thread(s) on the weekly "Come, Follow Me" lessons. The lessons this year are on the Doctrine and Covenants, which may be harder than other books of canon because of the D&C's proximity to some historical issues. I'm also being a little selfish. I'm sure I'll be on the hook to te...
by nibbler
07 Jan 2021, 07:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman interview
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Richard Bushman interview

Like all scripture, I take this one with a grain of salt. My general view of scripture is that it is the individual writer's view or interpretation of things which may differ from my own understanding. My line is that you don't read the scriptures, the scriptures read you. Stated differently, scrip...
by nibbler
04 Jan 2021, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman interview
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Richard Bushman interview

I should probably point out that I feel like our changes to "doctrine" over the years has generally moved us more towards the two great commandments than away from them.

That's not to say that we haven't got a long way to go, but I think we're at least pointed in the right direction.
by nibbler
04 Jan 2021, 12:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman interview
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Richard Bushman interview

The question is: What is doctrine and what is practice? What are the essentials we have to hold onto at all costs? We speak as if essential doctrines are clearly defined and that they will never change, but we can never say what they truly are. I think maybe we overcomplicate things, where "doctrin...