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by DevilsAdvocate
16 Nov 2017, 08:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 4231

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

I have come to believe that the worst damage done by pornography comes from secrecy. Yet church culture and policy tends to drive men who have the problem further into the shadows... To be honest I think the exact opposite of this statement is actually true more often than not. In reality, for many...
by DevilsAdvocate
10 Oct 2017, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 38
Views: 3285

Re: What if the world is not declining?

I believe Western Civilization is in terminal decline, and has been all my lifetime. In fact, I think WWI may have been the beginning of the end... American power has been taking longer to fall, but I believe it has been occurring since the 1970s. I believe Vietnam was the turning point , but that ...
by DevilsAdvocate
05 Oct 2017, 07:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 38
Views: 3285

Re: What if the world is not declining?

I believe Western Civilization is in terminal decline, and has been all my lifetime. In fact, I think WWI may have been the beginning of the end ...American power has been taking longer to fall, but I believe it has been occurring since the 1970s. I believe Vietnam was the turning point, but that t...
by DevilsAdvocate
04 Oct 2017, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 38
Views: 3285

Re: What if the world is not declining?

In many church conversations, we mention that society is deteriorating morally...But perhaps, as a whole, despite these problems, humanity is ascending into greater truth, knowledge, understanding, and love. We have better technology and medical understanding. There is more acceptance for LGBT+ peo...
by DevilsAdvocate
22 Sep 2017, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sons of Helaman - Life Changing Services
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Sons of Helaman - Life Changing Services

I am seeing this particular company/private practice fairly regularly in my Facebook feed...It appears to be established in large part to help YM "addicted" to P and M... it seems to overly use battle metaphors. It seems to describe tactics that Satan uses to make YM fail and how to counter/overcom...
by DevilsAdvocate
07 Sep 2017, 20:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Marginalizes Singles
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: BYU Marginalizes Singles

DA, I believe there is a point where people in a society are considered to be fully participating adults. For the LDS it seems that marriage is that line. We send our RMs to single adult wards where they play juvenile games supervised by adult chaperones...I remember one night my older sister caugh...
by DevilsAdvocate
07 Sep 2017, 07:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Marginalizes Singles
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: BYU Marginalizes Singles

The Church infantilizes single adults. It's silly and wrong. No reason BYU would be any different. To me it looks like the Church tends to infantilize adults in general that will let them and Church leaders also meddle in politics to try to restrict typical adult decisions even for non-Mormons and ...
by DevilsAdvocate
29 Aug 2017, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modesty: The Shoulder War
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: Modesty: The Shoulder War

Modesty is one of several words that have taken on a completely different meaning for Mormons than what they typically mean to everyone else. To most people modest would simply mean something like not extravagant. And many non-Mormons that would certainly feel uncomfortable about their teenage daugh...
by DevilsAdvocate
18 Aug 2017, 07:39
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Cheap Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 2343

Re: BYU and Cheap Tuition

I was wondering if anyone knows the motivations of the church to provide such low cost tuition to our young adults and adults who need to upgrade their education... I heard GBH indicate they were not going to expand the university system because it is so expensive -- this was in conference or in a ...
by DevilsAdvocate
29 Jul 2017, 08:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I'm trying to be like Jesus...
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: I'm trying to be like Jesus...

...We often talk about becoming like our Savior, striving to emulate him, doing what He would do if on earth, and even asking ourselves the question, "what would Jesus do?" (WWJD) ...Where does this sense of what it means to be Christ-like come from? Is it from a thorough study of the scriptures an...