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by Old-Timer
14 Apr 2021, 16:30
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2082

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

Late to this discussion, but I choose to interpret those statements as being about orthodox members who lazily accept everything they are told and put no effort into "real" understanding. I am sure that is not how he meant it - but I do believe his words are accurate, even if our "target audiences" ...
by Old-Timer
05 Apr 2021, 17:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR, Goals, & Tithing
Replies: 37
Views: 2338

Re: TR, Goals, & Tithing

That is wonderful, Roy - all around. Thanks for letting us know. :thumbup:
by Old-Timer
05 Apr 2021, 17:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jesus Cleansing the Temple
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Jesus Cleansing the Temple

I have issue with the way some of the recommend requirements are tied to temple attendance (especially the Word of Wisdom), but I love the temple theology as I view it (symbolic of the idea that just showing up and enduring to the end means entering into the presence of God - and that literally ever...
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 14:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I appreciate Pres. Nelson's explicit emphasis on following civil directives and medical/scientific concerns with regard to opening the temples. "Do all that you can to bring COVID numbers down in your areas." 20 more temples announced. Wow! (Norway, Belgium, Austria, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa,...
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

Elder Bednar: There absolutely was nothing close to "perfect order" in the early years of the LDS Church. Just saying. :D I LOVE the quote itself ( "I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves." ) and wish we all could follow it as stated. General Conference too often is a good examp...
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 14:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

Okay, this session appears to be the orthodox session. I will adjust my emotional expectations accordingly. The idea that following "the covenant path" keeps us from "unforced errors" often is damaging. It puts our failures and challenges and other difficulties firmly on our own shoulders and implie...
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 14:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I missed the last session yesterday. Did Elder Bednar speak, or are we going to get both him and Elder Christofferson in the next hour? They both are hit and (often) miss for me, so . . .
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 13:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

This session so far has not been at the same level as the other sessions. This talk is a good orthodox talk - and that is a sincere compliment and a sincere concern.
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 13:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

Faith-promoting story by Elder Rasband, but it will be used to assume that sincere prayer should cause miracles - and that if they don't happen, it is because of weak faith. Maybe I just don't have that kind of faith - or maybe miracles are not that simplistic. I just don't like the implications tha...
by Old-Timer
04 Apr 2021, 13:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I am ecstatic about the statement that there is no party or platform that can satisfy every desire and issue - and that changing party support and candidates from election to election is fine and perhaps even necessary - and that we should not judge others based on their political support - and that...