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by Curt Sunshine
01 Dec 2008, 21:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Skin cursings and the Priesthood ban
Replies: 20
Views: 4658

Re: Skin cursings and the Priesthood ban

This is going to be LOOOONG , so I apologize in advance, but it is very personal to me - and I have written a lot about it. Here goes: One of the most vocal speculators said the following: Forget everything that I have said, or what President Brigham Young or President George Q. Cannon or whomsoever...
by Curt Sunshine
01 Dec 2008, 19:47
Forum: Support
Topic: What has helped?
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: What has helped?

That is a great quote. Thanks, Salo.
by Curt Sunshine
01 Dec 2008, 15:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Ray

"you're a difficult guy to put into a box"


Yeah, conservatives think I'm too liberal, and liberals thinks I'm too conservative. Most people just think I think too much.
by Curt Sunshine
29 Nov 2008, 18:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Okay I'll say it, Polygamy

The way I approach these difficult topics is to look at the church as a evolving system and allow it the right to refine its teachings over time. I really like this. I believe strongly that the term "Dispensation of the Fullness of Times" refers to the condition at the END of the dispensation, not ...
by Curt Sunshine
28 Nov 2008, 15:54
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Ray

Since I am one of the originals, I figure I should introduce myself. I am going to do it a little differently than most - some bullet-point biographical info, followed by a couple of links to things I've written on Mormon Matters and my own blog (and have mentioned here in different posts): 1) Born ...
by Curt Sunshine
28 Nov 2008, 15:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 119
Views: 13695

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

Orson, your concluding paragraph is exactly my feeling. I believe what I believe (largely because it is what I want to believe), but, as I've said, there are all kinds of possibilities to which I am open ultimately. If one particular option helps someone else find the joy and strength and divine con...
by Curt Sunshine
26 Nov 2008, 17:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 119
Views: 13695

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

cjonesy108, I should have made my own perspective clearer. I personally believe Joseph's account - that the plates Moroni showed Joseph were the actual plates he had buried. I understand the difficulties others have with that belief, but I do believe it. All I was saying is that it doesn't have to b...
by Curt Sunshine
26 Nov 2008, 17:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for Roasted Tomatoes and Serenity Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: looking for Roasted Tomatoes and Serenity Valley

Monkey, Please don't ever feel out of place because of what you might perceive about intellects. One of the most amazing, Christ-like persons I have ever known struggled through and hated school. He is a wonderful man, and his common sense approach to the Gospel is, I believe, much more important th...
by Curt Sunshine
25 Nov 2008, 20:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for Roasted Tomatoes and Serenity Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: looking for Roasted Tomatoes and Serenity Valley

Roasted Tomatoes is J. Nelson-Seawright, who posts and comments at BCC regularly.

Serenity Valley is his wife, Taryn Nelson-Seawright. She is now a permablogger on FMH (http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/?p=2084), although she doesn't post very often.
by Curt Sunshine
25 Nov 2008, 20:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Translation
Replies: 119
Views: 13695

Re: Book of Mormon Translation

Please pardon this, but I am going to nit-pick a little bit simply to illustrate what I said earlier about the Book of Mormon being misunderstood. (it really is a bit nit-picky, but, as a dedicated parser I think it's important, so please bear with the length.) I'm going to tackle two little stateme...