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by nibbler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: After Removing Secret Ordinances, What Should the Temples Be Used For?
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: After Removing Secret Ordinances, What Should the Temples Be Used For?

What about keeping the same ordinances but getting rid of the secret part? Temples opened up to any card carrying member that's at least 18; where being a member is the only requirement, not only to people that meet specific worthiness or belief requirements but to all members. You show up to the te...
by nibbler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't be a dummy
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Don't be a dummy

I mean, 2001 was a different time, and the prophets of that time period were heavily influenced by the culture they were in, and they did the best they could, and statements made back then simply do not reflect the mind of God in 2019, and what's really important is that you have a testimony in the...
by nibbler
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission age limits men vs. women
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Mission age limits men vs. women

I had a companion who was 17. They can be flexible with the rules for boundary cases. When I was WML (after the age change) there were several Elders that would come out several months before their 18th birthday. It had a lot to do with lining up with the start of semesters when they were expected ...
by nibbler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official

I'm kinda surprised that here, a week later, when I visit churchofjesuschrist(dot)org it redirects me to lds(dot)org, not the other way around. I would have expected redirecting all lds(dot)org traffic to the new cojc domain to be something that happened in conjunction with the announcement.
by nibbler
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Do This Interview?
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Should I Do This Interview?

One thing to consider. Do you know the leanings of the college newspaper? Do they want to write a story that is sympathetic to your experiences or do they want to write a story that is sympathetic to the other side? When I was in college I got interviewed by their newspaper. It wasn't over anything ...
by nibbler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

Hell, the Brethren can't even all walk though the same door without doing it in their damned pecking order, you can't tell me there isn't a considerable amount of small-minded jealousy in an organization that is that petty. Of course it was jealousy. They must have learned make entrances and exits ...
by nibbler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Going Mainstream
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Church Going Mainstream

I think they could do it without losing any more members than they are losing already. They just do it without saying they are no longer going to require belief in their mythology. They just start preaching more about Christ, base GC talks on the teachings of Christ, stop talking so much about temp...
by nibbler
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Country based lds.org sites gone
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Country based lds.org sites gone

This type of decision would require a unanimous decision by the FP and Q12. Do you (not you specifically, people in general) think that there are instances where there's one member of the Q12 that is a hold-out that prevents something the prophet wants done? I half imagined unanimous among the Q12 ...
by nibbler
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 129
Views: 11619

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

I'm mostly ABC, anything but country.

Lots of music listed already, so little time. Gotta multitask:

Bill McClintock's youtube channel.

Samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayq3W-Mayk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZHbo_Pnr-M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz7RGARtAgc
by nibbler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Country based lds.org sites gone
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Country based lds.org sites gone

What unique items did these former sites possess? Most would be just slight variations. Others like the UK was very different in styling and content. They would have a lot of info on the local history and local news as well as resources. They called an endowment session a royale with cheese.
by nibbler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Going Mainstream
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Church Going Mainstream

Her question to me is, Can you just be patient and wait for this stuff to happen? If not RMN then when some later prophet makes enough changes could the church become good enough to not resign? She believes the culture will change and become more mainstream and more accepting of LGBT, those who don...
by nibbler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the name "Church of Jesus Christ" already taken? According to a quick google search the Bickertonites ( see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_(Bickertonite)) already legally owns the name. The Bickertonites are a Mormon splinter group that we...
by nibbler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: Mormon/LDS/ETCOJCOLDS website name changes now official

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of La...

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by nibbler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 1507

Re: General Konference Predictions

With this whole name change thing being one of the top priorities of the church I fully expect them to say that everyone should go back to calling the MP the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God . Why? 1) Fits right in with the plan to make labels unnecessarily long and cumbersome. 2) ...
by nibbler
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

I hope Oaks gets a long time as prophet because I really think he will be a detriment to the church. I can't help but wonder if some of Nelson's actions are a preemptive response to what he sees as potentially draconian leadership once Oaks gets behind the wheel. Of course, if he really wanted to c...
by nibbler
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

I do think Nelson is reducing some of the (IMO unnecessary) burdens placed on members but I question how much of an effect the changes have had on the elements of the culture that need to be purged. This may be deeply rooted in human nature, meaning at best the issue can only be mitigated, but what ...
by nibbler
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: D&C 132- Question on timeline, methods of revelation, etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: D&C 132- Question on timeline, methods of revelation, etc...

As I've been listening to the Jim Bennett/Bill Reel discussion I was thinking about D&C 132 while they discussed it. I've understood D&C 132 (from a faithful perspective) to be a revelation that Joseph Smith received around 1831 (we know the church needs to say this year because of Fanny Alger) but...
by nibbler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunday Logistics
Replies: 27
Views: 938

Re: Sunday Logistics

Some members of our ward council even wanted to organize a ward-sponsored child-exchange program so that children who weren't getting the Come Follow Me lessons at home could have FHE at more faithful households. Luckily TBM bishop shot that one down. :shock: My ward came up with having a Book of M...
by nibbler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: E.T. phone home!
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: E.T. phone home!

Palerider wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:28 pm
I wonder who's "philosophy" that was in the first place?
I find myself more curious about the scripture it was mingled with.