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by nibbler
Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The church and Equal Rights for women
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: The church and Equal Rights for women

Can someone please remind me of the church’s stance on ERA from the 1970s and if the stance has changed since then? I haven't researched it and my credit card was declined at the holiday inn but from what I remember the opposition was something along the lines of: 1) Women are already equals, they ...
by nibbler
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.
Replies: 23
Views: 10201

Re: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.

Richard G. Scott never remarried. There may be others but that's the off of the top of my head answer.
by nibbler
Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New Apostle
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: New Apostle

They've probably already submitted some names for K&M to thoroughly vet.

If there's a conflict between who the prophet wants and who passes the background checks, who wins? Who calls an apostle in the modern church, the sitting prophet or the lawyers?
by nibbler
Fri Nov 17, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My donation history
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: My donation history

I am wondering why it only goes back to 2013. Do they artificially cap visibility to your donations at 10 years, or is it something else? I've checked my donation history from time to time over the years. My experience is that there's a 10 year cap on how far back you can go. Next year you'll only ...
by nibbler
Thu Nov 16, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Primary Program 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Primary Program 2023

... faithfully repeating someone else's beliefs until they are your beliefs ... Oof. Now I know how to describe what church meetings are like to all my never-Mo friends. :P I'm thread-jacking at this point but if that's what church meetings boil down to, it's a shame we spend all our time repeating...
by nibbler
Thu Nov 16, 2023 2:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Joins Christianity
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Joins Christianity

Yet I would not be truthful if I attributed my embrace of Christianity solely to the realisation that atheism is too weak and divisive a doctrine to fortify us against our menacing foes. People worried about "menacing foes" probably do need religion... or are unable to completely divorce themselves...
by nibbler
Wed Nov 15, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Primary Program 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Primary Program 2023

The adults lost their minds over it though. It frustrates me how these grown women and men draw so much meaning from kids doing what they were trained to do. The kids say the words that were written for them by these same adults. And somehow that makes the church true *sob* and in good hands *sob* ...
by nibbler
Wed Nov 08, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Ballard gives tithing records to Tim Ballard
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Elder Ballard gives tithing records to Tim Ballard

Church leaders earned their reputation, whatever that reputation might be. “President Ballard has never released tithing records to Operation Underground Railroad or any other organization,” the church spokesman said. The following could be realities that would still make that statement technically ...
by nibbler
Tue Nov 07, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: One more thread severed: ministering
Replies: 14
Views: 2018

Re: One more thread severed: ministering

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by nibbler
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Member Records
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Church Member Records

It might not have been an annotation. When a member transfers to a ward the bishop is instructed to contact the member's prior bishop to get all the dirt on them. From the current handbook in section 33.6: Sometimes a member has not lived in the same ward continuously for at least one year. In that ...
by nibbler
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 36 new missions created - why?
Replies: 16
Views: 2917

Re: 36 new missions created - why?

Some of that growth is natural, more missionaries means more missions. I'm assuming that 36 new missions all at once is far and above the natural growth rate. Leaders have lots of statistics in front of them and I'm guessing that one of them is telling them that lots of kids are leaving the church a...
by nibbler
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Reality of Woke Ideology
Replies: 22
Views: 3058

Re: The Reality of Woke Ideology

Information silos are just a means of surrounding oneself with what one wants to hear and repeating nonsense back to people who want to hear it. Once I read a thread a person here created that was very close to what you describe. The only difference was that the nonsense was repeated back to people...
by nibbler
Wed Oct 18, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Martin Harris- why did Jos. Smith trust him with the 116 pages?
Replies: 10
Views: 5509

Re: Martin Harris- why did Jos. Smith trust him with the 116 pages?

I don't know whether Joseph Smith trusted Harris. He may have felt obligated because Harris was bankrolling the operation. Harris may have threatened to pull funding after the first several rejections.
by nibbler
Tue Oct 10, 2023 1:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One Can of Worms... out of many.
Replies: 17
Views: 11295

Re: One Can of Worms... out of many.

It probably all started when Joseph Smith thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if..." when he heard until death do you part during someone's wedding. That or it started when he read someone else's thoughts about that. Matthew 22:30 probably wasn't even considered. If the verse did come up they probably did...
by nibbler
Mon Oct 09, 2023 4:37 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Israel
Replies: 18
Views: 8881

Re: Israel

Why don't Jews like Mormons? Perhaps because Mormons claim to be Jews when they are not? Mormons want to erase Israel - want the messiah to come to America instead? It could be related to church members doing proxy baptisms for holocaust victims in the 1990s. It could also be that Jews hold an unfa...
by nibbler
Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 16935

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023

Gotta say, church revenues must be way down.

I don't pay very close attention but it seems like several conferences have gone by without a mention of tithing. I've heard references to tithing in at least a half dozen talks this conference.
by nibbler
Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 16935

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023

blazerb wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:18 pm
Mystery and uncertainty are parts of life regardless.
And he talked about them as if they are bad things. Uncertainty feeds curiosity, exploration, revelation, hope.
by nibbler
Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 16935

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023

Oh gods a new buzz word... Hear him and a few others didn't take. While I'm anxious for "covenant path" to go away forever, I'd rather it be replaced with nothing. I don't doubt Nelson's sincerity in his comments about covenants, kingdoms of glory, etc. but it sounds like an extremely sad and dissa...
by nibbler
Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 16935

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023

And, they have to have a gospel purpose. They can’t just be for social interaction. -613 I just felt like it needed a weird number, because it is a weird belief that socialization for itself has no purpose. Socialization is the gospel. It's a point leaders don't get. They're more concerned about sa...
by nibbler
Sun Oct 01, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023
Replies: 75
Views: 16935

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2023

Resurrecting the don't say no to callings. -100

I mean, if people turn down a calling, maybe honor that or... gasp... ask them why or what their wishes are. Don't start up with the obligation garbage.

Have more activities. +50
"At little or no cost" -50