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by Arrakeen
04 Oct 2021, 14:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

"If the service is a failure to you, you have failed." How motivational :roll: Imagine going to a restaurant with terrible food and the chef says if the food tastes bland, you just have no taste. Then says you should keep coming and just try harder to enjoy it. Yeah, no thanks. I think this explain...
by Arrakeen
27 Sep 2021, 15:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU
Replies: 44
Views: 15229

Re: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU

The other day I brought this up with my sister who is still studying at BYU. She said the topic came up in her Sunday school class. Apparently all of the students were voicing their disagreement with Holland’s talk, while the bishopric member sitting in the class appeared very uncomfortable. This is...
by Arrakeen
27 Sep 2021, 15:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

One commenter on the facebook post said that this was to protect the BYU contracted housing from transgender individuals wanting to obtain housing in their chosen gender rather than the gender listed on their birth certificate. Does anyone else have any insight into that claim? This seems unlikely ...
by Arrakeen
23 Sep 2021, 19:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 413

BYU Housing Rule Change

Today BYU announced students will no longer be required to live in approved housing after their first year. This is a pretty significant change. For one, BYU students can break out of the approved housing monopoly which should make things more affordable. And they can vote with their feet and leave ...
by Arrakeen
14 Sep 2021, 14:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU
Replies: 44
Views: 15229

Re: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU

DarkJedi wrote:
14 Sep 2021, 09:47
Yes. And I maintain that if the chalk drawings were something different (such as Go Holland!) they may not have been removed as quickly.
Yeah, finals week always had encouraging messages people put on the sidewalk and those didn’t get immediately washed away by morning.
by Arrakeen
05 Sep 2021, 07:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU
Replies: 44
Views: 15229

Re: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be. -Leo Tolstoy Unfortunately, the exact opposite is often taught at church. As a missionary we were taught to love people for who they could become, not for who they were. They always shared a story of a mission...
by Arrakeen
05 Sep 2021, 07:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU
Replies: 44
Views: 15229

Re: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU

wow. Is it that high now? 40-50%? Hm. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was higher. When I finished my mission a few years ago they had the going-home lecture about how you better stay active in the church. I believe the number they gave us was more like 80% of return missionaries go inactive. Not sure...
by Arrakeen
25 Aug 2021, 15:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU
Replies: 44
Views: 15229

Re: Jeffrey Holland's recent address to faculty and staff at BYU

The biggest exception I took was calling out the young man and the use of the word commandeered. He did not commandeer the podium, it was given to him because he was an outstanding academic - exactly the kind BYU wants. That’s what I thought when I read this. And is the podium really “intended to r...
by Arrakeen
22 Aug 2021, 19:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

Re: Three Questions

Do you know who you are? This is difficult, since I am constantly changing. I really don’t know who I am or who I will be tomorrow. Do you understand what happened to you? I think I understand now what happened, but I’m still figuring out the “why”. I’m not sure there is an answer to that. Do you w...
by Arrakeen
20 Aug 2021, 15:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Bring Back the Beard Petition
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: BYU Bring Back the Beard Petition

I’m not sure how true it is, but while I was there I heard a rumor that testing center employees had been instructed to loosen up enforcement a bit, I think especially with modesty (I should note the testing center, like most places on campus, is staffed by students). I would guess it would be to av...