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by nibbler
28 Jun 2022, 07:08
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church

If you're thinking about being more active in the church, it's definitely worth a shot. Although some of the brethren know how to address people that really struggle with faith in the church for whatever reason, there are too many that just don't. They, more often than not, tend to make statements t...
by nibbler
27 Jun 2022, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donation categories consolidated
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Donation categories consolidated

I see it as bringing the tithing slip more in line with what the practices probably are. The following language used to appear on the slip: Though reasonable efforts will be made globally to use donations as designated, all donations become the Church's property and will be used at the Church's sole...
by nibbler
26 Jun 2022, 06:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Compare & Contrast...

I'm sure that we don't want to alienate the membership into camps depending how they believe. I think this is it exactly. The main political issues in the USA right now are deeply divisive and church membership is not immune. Tea and coffee aren't seen as divisive by church membership, it's a safe ...
by nibbler
21 Jun 2022, 07:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When people forget you on Father's Day
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: When people forget you on Father's Day

Unfortunately it comes with the territory. Mother's Day does get more attention than Father's Day but I don't really want to turn it into a contest. Double-standards definitely exist and life is inherently unfair. I'm reminded of a quote, "People aren't out to get you, they're just out for themselve...
by nibbler
08 Jun 2022, 13:34
Forum: Support
Topic: I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Several years back I experimented with attending other religion's services once per month on our fast and testimony Sunday. I got the least out of F&T meetings so I decided to use that Sunday as an opportunity for self discovery. It sounds like you might enjoy F&T meetings more than the average SM. ...
by nibbler
08 Jun 2022, 07:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: The prophet and coffee

From the article there doesn't appear to be any one clear decision or revelation on the matter. It didn't occur in a vacuum, it was more of a lengthy debate that spanned a few decades where the practices of the church followed any number of things: The opinions of the sitting president of the church...
by nibbler
08 Jun 2022, 03:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: The prophet and coffee

Here's a link to an issue of Dialogue titled "The Word of Wisdom: From Principle to Requirement"

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-cont ... N03_80.pdf
by nibbler
07 Jun 2022, 06:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: The prophet and coffee

By that I meant that under current policy, a failure to adhere to the WoW serves as a barrier for people to join the church and for members to go to the temple. My previous post was a mental exercise. What if the policy was different? What if people could join the church and attend the temple withou...
by nibbler
06 Jun 2022, 07:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: The prophet and coffee

I recently ran across the following quote from Brigham Young: The Lord gave me strength to lay aside tobacco, and it is very rarely indeed that I taste tea or coffee; yet I have no objection to aged persons, when they are fatigued and feel infirm, taking a little stimulus that will do them good. It...
by nibbler
05 Jun 2022, 15:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: The prophet and coffee

Another thing I find funny about it being about health, is that it's good for your health until your doctor tells you otherwise. My mother-in-law for example, had a glass of wine at night suggested to her by her doctor for headaches. Since is was for "medicinal purposes", her bishop said it was oka...