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by PiperAlpha
08 Aug 2011, 13:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fast & Testimony Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Fast & Testimony Meeting

I have had multiple experiences where someone (usually an unexpected someone) stands to share thoughts from their personal experience that deeply resonate with me, and I benefit from it. I'll be honest to say those are few, and too far in between many other thankimonies and ramblings that do nothing...
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 15:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Did Only Women See Jesus on Easter Morn?
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Why Did Only Women See Jesus on Easter Morn?

SamBee wrote:As an interesting aside, eyewitness testimony of women was not accepted in Jewish courts of the time.
That is interesting...could that possibly be a factor?
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 15:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Quote from Hugh Nibley
Replies: 15
Views: 3841

Re: Interesting Quote from Hugh Nibley

I think what we are being taught is that the Pharisees failed to see the spiritual meaning and importance of the laws. All they had were laws to compare and elevate status and judge each other with those laws. Today, I believe we are taught the laws and rules in the church are given with the right a...
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 14:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: delete please
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: the spiritual dimension of life

I also totally believe in the spiritual dimension to our existence here on earth. I think I'm starting to see it is greater than what the church can teach us about. The Church provides a good story to frame it that gets pretty close, but personal experience says it is much greater than what I though...
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 14:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I feel like there isn't any hope
Replies: 23
Views: 1498

Re: I feel like there isn't any hope

the topic of Fast & Testimony meeting in this thread is interesting. I just finished participating in a Mormon Matters panel discussion on that exact topic last night. I think it went good. Dan said it would be posted in a week or two. Wo, Brian. That's awesome, I can't wait to listen to it. :thumb...
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 14:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temple marriage vs. marriage in general
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

Re: Temple marriage vs. marriage in general

I'm pretty sure we really don't know what the next life will be like. But we try to frame it in ways that help us conceptualize it and make some sense of it from our earthly perspective, because we like to give ourselves hopes and dreams. That is the definition of heaven...a place or condition of th...
by PiperAlpha
02 Aug 2011, 14:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Seeking confirmation of truth
Replies: 21
Views: 1271

Re: Seeking confirmation of truth

The talk you heard may have been based on Elder Uchtdorf's conference talk "Waiting on the Road to Damascus". there are some who feel that unless they have an experience similar to Saul’s or Joseph Smith’s, they cannot believe. They stand at the waters of baptism but do not enter. They wait at the t...
by PiperAlpha
28 Jul 2011, 20:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The priesthood ban: A "Possible Mistake"
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: The priesthood ban: A "Possible Mistake"

Why would a perfect being need to change his mind? Good question. I don't think that really makes sense. More likely, I believe there is an all-knowing, all-perfect God, who allows mortals to set church policies, and He will judge 'em on how well they did with their stewardship. Either that, or tha...
by PiperAlpha
28 Jul 2011, 20:47
Forum: Support
Topic: I don't know if I can Stay Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: I don't know if I can Stay Away

Well, so far, its been 6 weeks without church, and still going strong. :twisted: I don't miss it. I don't fee less spiritual. I don't feel more spiritual. I'm proud of myself that I feel no guilt. I'm grateful to God that I have so many blessings in my life. I don't think I'm missed in my ward, or t...
by PiperAlpha
28 Jul 2011, 20:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 319
Views: 43865

Re: Joke of the Day

3 BYU grads were hiking out in the wilderness when they came across a set of tracks. The first zoobie said, "These look like deer tracks to me" The second zoobie said, "No way, these are definitely wolf tracks" The third zoobie said, "Nu-uh. These look like rabbit tracks" They were still arguing wh...