A Question to the Administrators & members

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Ebowalker
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Re: A Question to the Administrators & members

Post by Ebowalker » 12 May 2022, 13:23

DarkJedi wrote:
12 May 2022, 07:12
Thanks for your insights Ebowalker.

This is a thought, but just off hand I'm not sure we're up to that honestly. Many here, including some admins and mods, value the anonymity of the board. We're also all volunteers, some with more time than others and frankly we're stretched a little thin (not criticizing anyone here, just pointing out that three of us have been carrying the majority of the load of late and we're all OK with that). I'm not sure any of us could commit. BUT, it doesn't have to be us - I don't think we would be opposed to a member organizing something like that on their own outside of here and whoever wants to come can come and whoever doesn't want to can choose not to.
It was nice to be heard. Believe me it’s tough for me to speak up. I will try to start more threads.

Just a correction re: zoom meetings, members can choose not to put video on and add any name they want so anonymity is not a problem.

Roy
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Re: A Question to the Administrators & members

Post by Roy » 13 May 2022, 15:42

Ebowalker wrote:
11 May 2022, 19:09
But more than that was that exclusive decision early on to allow sacrament to be passed in only homes with PH in it. Can you imagine the Catholic Church only allowing a ritual in families with a male parent? The outcry would be deafening. Yet no one in our church thought there was anything wrong with it.
This brings up one of my musings. What would stop us from having a worldwide broadcast and during the broadcast have someone "bless" the bread and water that has been prepared in the individual homes by the individual members? I speculate that the church has evolved the sacrament as THE reason to attend church every week and the leadership is reluctant to loosen this tether.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13

Ebowalker
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Re: A Question to the Administrators & members

Post by Ebowalker » 19 May 2022, 20:54

Roy wrote:
13 May 2022, 15:42


This brings up one of my musings. What would stop us from having a worldwide broadcast and during the broadcast have someone "bless" the bread and water that has been prepared in the individual homes by the individual members? I speculate that the church has evolved the sacrament as THE reason to attend church every week and the leadership is reluctant to loosen this tether.
We have all this technology, extensive links etc and during the pandemic it became apparent to me that the major reason for these technologies is PR. We could have done so much more.

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Re: A Question to the Administrators & members

Post by SilentDawning » 28 May 2022, 05:03

I agree that the lack of meeting attendance spawned by COVID has made church less "annoying" so there isn't the same need for support as there was when it was a full-on face-to-face experience.

I hope sites like these continue. I found my resting place by posting here. It was like an interactive journal at the time, and it helped me navigate through the different problems I encountered as my children were growing up in the church. I no longer have much need for it now that the children have settled in their place with the church, and its part of our family culture not to attend church.

But I expect conflict will rear its head as different leaders get interested in me now and then.

Personally, I don't feel much need for the church any longer. It played an important part in my life when I was young, but not now. I view it as more of a drain on my time and resources now compared to when I was younger and saw it as an important part of my life.

Who knows where my journey will take me in the future.
"It doesn't have to be about the Church (church) all the time!" -- SD

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Re: A Question to the Administrators & members

Post by Roy » 30 May 2022, 09:58

It is good to "hear" from you SD. I am glad that you are in a season in your life of relative peace. Be well my friend.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13

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