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by Shawn
17 Feb 2016, 09:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Polyandry question
Replies: 43
Views: 5524

Re: Polyandry question

If the prophet implemented that policy today, my wife would probably accept it because she adheres to the "follow the prophet" mantra.
by Shawn
16 Feb 2016, 17:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Polyandry question
Replies: 43
Views: 5524

Re: Polyandry question

In my opinion, the church leaders skirted around the issue by implementing the Husband Upgrade Policy, which stated that: - a woman could leave her husband and marry someone higher in the priesthood without any consequence or question... I talked to my wife about that policy and she is okay with it...
by Shawn
16 Feb 2016, 17:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Lehi's daughters
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: Lehi's daughters

Assuming the Book of Mormon really is a historical record, I think the issue is that females just didn't matter very much. It's a very sad thing to me. It causes great doubt in my mind regarding prophets. If God and angels really communicated with them, they should have said, "Hey, pay more attentio...
by Shawn
16 Sep 2015, 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 8815

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

I can't believe that these men who claim to speak with God, receive revelations and be successors of JS (with the same keys) don't know the answers to these questions. When was the last time you heard that claim, in the most literal sense, from one of them personally? How many times is that claim m...
by Shawn
16 Sep 2015, 10:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 8815

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

I used to think earlier in my life that polygamy was a test for the saints. I just can't accept that anymore.... Yeah, I really dislike the idea that it was a test. I can't imagine God saying, "I need to test my people so I'm going to command them to do totally inappropriate things." I do, however,...
by Shawn
16 Sep 2015, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 8815

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

What makes polygamy pricklier than race is 132. The race issue never had a canon version. Sure it was in talks and so on, but not in the bound book of scriptures. I personally think it is the de-canonizing that is causing the thorn to remain. You can disavow uncanonized anything. Green jello, Pione...
by Shawn
14 Sep 2015, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015
Replies: 168
Views: 8815

Re: Polygamy "Doctrine" in Institute - Fall 2015

There are women in the church who defend polygamy, and it seems to me that they fall into two camps: 1) those disappointed by their first husbands and hoping for an upgrade even as a multiple wife, and 2) those who feel secure in their placement as a first wife. My wife defends polygamy. I think sh...
by Shawn
04 Sep 2015, 16:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Meridian Article on Polygamy
Replies: 17
Views: 1651

Re: Meridian Article on Polygamy

Let's consider what President Woodruff said about the law of adoption: When I went before the Lord to know who I should be adopted to (we were then being adopted to prophets and apostles), the Spirit of God said to me, “Have you not a father, who begot you?” “Yes, I have.” “Then why not honor him? W...
by Shawn
03 Sep 2015, 10:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Blaming Parents for Wayward Kids
Replies: 51
Views: 3750

Re: Blaming Parents for Wayward Kids

The Church seems to take a "blank slate" philosophy with children (despite all our talk about preordination and preexistence). The idea is that our children are little pitchers that we have only to fill up with gospel principles and church activities to create the fine upstanding members of the Chu...
by Shawn
02 Sep 2015, 12:30
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Who or What Demands Justice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1465

Re: Who or What Demands Justice?

If the following are true: If God is all powerful. If God can do anything. Then God can forgive sins without the need for an atonement.... Yes, this is a conundrum. Another question is why would God require the suffering of his son? This is actually a popular anti-Christian argument. I've heard it ...