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by azflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Guess who the new GD teacher is in our ward?
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: Guess who the new GD teacher is in our ward?

You'll do a great job! :)
by azflyer
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church historical issues in other languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Church historical issues in other languages?

I recently had a former missionary companion from South America send me a history channel video that was dubbed in Spanish that essentially claimed Lehi's journey was not possible. I've included a link to the English portion of the video below. I don't really want to debate the video, but what I am ...
by azflyer
Wed May 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How feasible is the middle way?
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: How feasible is the middle way?

I've been doing what I consider the middle way, in one version or another, for years. Over time I've drifted further and further from being TBM. I'm sure most people that see me at church think I'm just a 'normal' Mormon, like everyone else. I've had the chance to have a few more detailed / intimate...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Big Changes?

Can the "different" feeling be attributed to Nelson's mental capacities vs. Monson's incapacities? Ten years with Monson at the helm could accurately be described as watching paint dry. Now with Nelson, we are watching the church repaint the same wall with a fresh coat of the same color of beige. M...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Big Changes?

I think it is an interesting commentary on Mormonism when the fact that a guy is born in Calif . instead of Ut is noteworthy. He may be of Chinese ancestry but he is church broke through and through . He went to BYU and is married to a Lilly white girl from Ut whose father just happened to be a GA....
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: We can't criticize everything

The aggregation of all men into a single priesthood quorum makes sense. Doctrinally, I don't know how that works out. It seems to have some potential implications to church hierarchy and scripture that may be problematic. In some areas where the church is smaller, I think this change could be quite...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: We can't criticize everything

I didn't see / hear any of conference but from the discussion, it appears that Nelson led meeting management much better. Some of the sessions, notably when he introduced changes, were even thematic and organized from speaker to speaker. That's an improvement over anything I've seen in a long time....
by azflyer
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Big Changes?

Really, in my mind, there were four big things that make this conference historic. 1) Two new apostles were called. Neither apostle was born in Utah. One is from Brazil and one is Asian-American. This adds needed diversity to the church's governing group. 2) There is consolidation of the High Priest...
by azflyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: We can't criticize everything

I attended priesthood session last night and was pleased with how that meeting was used by Nelson. It was very different than previous meetings. I was also quite surprised with the changes. It takes balls to demote your most faithful group of supporters. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one on th...
by azflyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing during GC?
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: What are you doing during GC?

I'll be in attendance. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Mission Call

Last night, my youngest brother opened his mission call. There were at least 75 people there to watch him open and read his call. On another note: This whole culture surrounding the way kids "open" mission calls nowadays is W E I R D . OK, maybe it's only weird compared to the way us old-fogies use...
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My ideal temple recommend interview
Replies: 8
Views: 360

My ideal temple recommend interview

I have seen others post about this and thought I'd weigh in here as well. I'm a little strange. I really enjoy talking about my thoughts and beliefs about religion with people that have different beliefs than me. I'd love to be able to have an open an honest temple recommend interview where I get th...
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Mission Call

As of late, I've been more conscious about sharing too much information about myself online. If you are really that interested, please PM me and I'll let you know where he's going.
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping out the bishop
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Helping out the bishop

I really like the approach you used in the conversation with your bishop. Even though you were in his office, you took control of the discussion. Good for you.
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Mission Call

I would love to know more why you feel you can't stay a part of the church with unorthodox belief. You are a card holding temple "worthy" member. In practical terms you're no different then many of the others sitting on your pew at SM. Everyone assumes the others are doing the whole enchilada when ...
by azflyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big changes coming in April GC!
Replies: 51
Views: 2164

Re: Big changes coming in April GC!

I'll be at the Saturday AM session in person. I'll let you know what the feeling in the room is like when the 'big announcement' comes down.
by azflyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Mission Call

Jeffret wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:47 am
azflyer wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:26 am
I still hold on to some semblance of belief, but it is certainly unconventional by moron standards.
I don't think that's quite what you meant.
Thank you. I fixed it... :shock:
by azflyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Mission Call

I am the oldest of 10 children. Last night, my youngest brother opened his mission call. There were at least 75 people there to watch him open and read his call. He was so incredibly excited. It was everything he could do to keep from crying as he read his call. I could feel his happiness exuding. I...
by azflyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LGBT Question/Answer At The First Presidency Press Conference
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: LGBT Question/Answer At The First Presidency Press Conference

The look on Eyring's face when he's staring off into space is just creepy, and I like him.
by azflyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: FP news conference
Replies: 44
Views: 1791

Re: FP news conference

I am watching the press conference on youtube now. Oaks has a really big stupid grin on his face. Oaks and Nelson were called on the same day to be apostles. They are obviously close and friends. This reminds me of when I was called to be the President of the Deacon's quorum in my ward growing up an...