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by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 23:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1173

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 8

Ironic that the topic of our SM last week was this (horrid) talk and now I see it is a very active topic of my new favorite forum :crazy: Anyway, the president of our church is just a man who holds the priesthood who received a calling. He's as much a man and human as any other man who has ever live...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 23:21
Forum: Support
Topic: reason vs. emotions and practicing for godhood
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: reason vs. emotions and practicing for godhood

Often the LDS church talks of this concept of God as our literal father and us as his children. I have a few kids, but I can guarantee you that I am not a perfect father. The ways I am better than my children are generally just in ways that come from experience and patience learned through living. I...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 21:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Stuggling with addictions in the Church
Replies: 42
Views: 2329

Re: Stuggling with addictions in the Church

I always try to remember that EQ (just like every other class) is taught by a random ward member called to teach on an assigned topic. I was that guy at my last ward and I can tell you that I was rarely an expert or authority on the topic at hand. Half the time I wasn't even sure if I fully believed...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 17:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Do we confuse aliens for Gods?
Replies: 32
Views: 2006

Re: Do we confuse aliens for Gods?

this thread immediately made me think of a religion I stumbled across about 10 years ago called the Raelien movement. I read their main literature and was shocked to find it reads pretty much like the Joseph Smith first vision story only instead of God paying him a visit it was aliens. Of course the...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 17:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: I had a revelation on the WOW
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: I had a revelation on the WOW

I think he's saying the benefit of drinking the wine doesn't come the alcohol content but from the resveratrol that comes from the color in red wine. You get the same benefits by drinking grape juice, but not white grape. Nevertheless, unless you drink to get drunk, there is no ill effects to an oc...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 14:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jesus: Symbol or Savior?
Replies: 29
Views: 2473

Re: Jesus: Symbol or Savior?

Orson wrote:I kind of like the line of thought that God would let you in, but you feeling unworthy would not allow yourself to enter.
But then why would you feel unworthy? Is it because everyone on Earth told you that you were a sinner? And what would it say about those that felt worthy?
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 13:59
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: New Guy

Thanks for the comments everyone, I already feel like part of the group. I've been doing a lot of pondering and reading the past few nights and a real strength for me has been the re-realization that the church is not the gospel and the gospel is not the church. The church is supposed to help us fin...
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 13:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we better than our traditions?
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Are we better than our traditions?

observant wrote:Wow, I'm not sure I've ever thought of that before, that if we could do it on our own we wouldn't need the church. Very insightful.
If only I believed the GA would allow that to happen.
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 09:47
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Satan - Fact or Myth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: Satan - Fact or Myth?

observant wrote: So I'm setting this on the shelf. :D
It seems far too many gospel topics end up like this is my head! Shame we won't have all the answers until we are out of the game. :?
by Brown
01 Mar 2011, 09:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: I had a revelation on the WOW
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: I had a revelation on the WOW

I agree that there are definitely health advantages to not becoming addicted to tobacco or alcohol. But there are also health benefits to an occasional glass of red wine. Someone who has a drink at dinner once in a while is not going to knock 5 years off their life. Coffee, I don't think should dict...