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by Tom Haws
22 Jun 2011, 15:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Do I need the church or can I do it Individually?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Do I need the church or can I do it Individually?

I think you are taking the path of the Master. I think that the Master is always a great scientist. Many believing Latter-day Saints have periods of lesser activity or of complete inactivity. Surely your intentional wandering is no less honorable than that. Maybe your spiritual needs at this time ar...
by Tom Haws
19 Jun 2011, 08:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting comment about facial hair
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Interesting comment about facial hair

SamBee wrote:I think the bottom row looks most sinister...
I think the eyebrows look sinister.
by Tom Haws
09 Jun 2011, 20:54
Forum: Support
Topic: The middle way revisited
Replies: 28
Views: 2306

Re: The middle way revisited

What John said, parsed literally, may very well be true. Except that as you all have said, it's really hard to define Middle Way. Assuming he's saying less than 50% are able to maintain their membership, their temple recommend, and their activity, that may well be accurate. Less than 50% of faith ch...
by Tom Haws
02 Jun 2011, 07:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Jaded youngsters
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: Jaded youngsters

Heber13 may be on to something. These boys likely have lived with adult hypocrisy, dishonesty, inconsistency, manipulation, and selfishness. A bit of honesty (vulnerability) and open questions might go a long way. "No way! An honest adult!" Part of the power of the Heavenly Mother question may have ...
by Tom Haws
01 Jun 2011, 22:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Baptisms for the dead
Replies: 37
Views: 3698

Re: Baptisms for the dead

Cadence, in watching this thread, I have wondered if maybe there is a shared body of information that Ray, Brian, and Heber13 are drawing from that you are missing. So I went to the http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=313 thread about The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers . It...
by Tom Haws
01 Jun 2011, 20:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Can we EVER know the truth about history?
Replies: 48
Views: 4686

Re: Can we EVER know the truth about history?

As I have read all of the posts on this particular thread I just don't understand how anyone, who has studied the issues, remains a member any longer. I just can't get it. Save it is like belonging to the American Legion or something. Sorry. I guess some people like belonging to the American Legion...
by Tom Haws
01 Jun 2011, 20:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: This is not their church. It is mine.
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: This is not their church. It is mine.

Yes, Heber13, it is "our" church. That includes me, and it includes all the Latter-day Saints, and it includes God.
by Tom Haws
01 Jun 2011, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savior?
Replies: 65
Views: 4351

Re: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savio

On the other hand, what should they say to discourage the repeating of these FPRs that wouldn't sound as if it diminished the spiritual experiences they have had? Well said. It's not as easy as we sometimes assume. And spirituality isn't as easily communicated as your breakfast menu. About the best...
by Tom Haws
29 May 2011, 20:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Can we EVER know the truth about history?
Replies: 48
Views: 4686

Re: Can we EVER know the truth about history?

I think once you've discovered that history isn't really reliable, you begin to look at it merely as a gift from the past. When I read the Tao Te Ching or the Bhagavad Gita or the inscriptions of Ashoka in India, I marvel that they exist rather than caring how they exist or who made them. Same with ...
by Tom Haws
29 May 2011, 19:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand cleaner and the sacrament
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Hand cleaner and the sacrament

Ewww! No.