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by Old-Timer
11 Nov 2021, 08:07
Forum: Support
Topic: How Does the Atonement Help With Depression
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: How Does the Atonement Help With Depression

In my experience with people, the Atonement can help with depression IF it is framed within grace and NOT if it is framed within absolute obedience. The mindset of the person (worthy vs. unworthy) is the key, and any framing that emphasizes baseline unworthiness is damaging. So, it isn't "the Atonem...
by Old-Timer
11 Nov 2021, 08:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bye bye temple cafeterias
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: Bye bye temple cafeterias

I am fine with this one. From an operational standpoint, particularly with the focus on more and more small, local temples, this makes perfect sense.
by Old-Timer
11 Nov 2021, 07:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....

I try to keep a prayer in my heart - to live with a prayerful attitude. I don't "rely" on prayer, per se. I believe in prayers of thanks and supplication - not prayers of expectation. This, I can express my hopes and desires without disappointment. I don't believe God hears our prayers or that angel...
by Old-Timer
11 Oct 2021, 02:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

My life has been hectic lately, but I still am planning on doing a post summarizing the talks, with my reactions. It just is taking longer than I had hoped.
by Old-Timer
04 Oct 2021, 02:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

I was working and missed conference this time, but my wife shared some things from a few talks that seemed really good.

I will share some things when I get a chance, but it might be a few days. The first half of this week is very busy.
by Old-Timer
04 Oct 2021, 02:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7269

Re: Three Questions

In Matthew, "perfect" means "whole, complete, fully-developed" - not mistake free.

That alone changes everything in important ways, since it allows for mistakes / sins and makes the goal pure repentance (nothing more than continued effort to change).
by Old-Timer
26 Sep 2021, 22:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Housing Rule Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: BYU Housing Rule Change

I think Roy's last paragraph is spot-on. Having worked in higher ed for nearly a decade, I agree the new policy essentially makes approved housing mirror freshmen dorms. Given the recent spike in construction costs, it makes financial sense for BYU to allow landlords to become the keepers of freshme...
by Old-Timer
26 Sep 2021, 22:44
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you stay when you don't believe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2505

Re: How do you stay when you don't believe?

I know how to speak fluent Mormonese and offer my heterodox views in that faithful language. I do so quietly and without an argumentative tone. I also wouldn't say I don't believe but rather that I believe differently - and I believe the LDS Church is just as "true and living" as any other Christian...
by Old-Timer
21 Sep 2021, 06:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon contains the Fulness of the Gospel?
Replies: 20
Views: 6643

Re: Book of Mormon contains the Fulness of the Gospel?

It all depends on how one defines "the Gospel". I like the simple Biblical definition, which is, essentially, that Jesus frees otherwise captive people. The Book of Mormon certainly contains that. So does the New Testament - but interpretations of that over time have obscured it (in the Bible, and, ...
by Old-Timer
13 Sep 2021, 19:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7269

Re: Three Questions

Yes, I know who I am - and what I don't know I intentionally choose to accept and structure according to what I want my faith to be. Yes, I understand what happened to me - as well as over 40 years of thinking about it (since my teenage years) can bring understanding. Yes, I want to continue living ...