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by well wandered
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: To Women Only
Replies: 4
Views: 917

To Women Only

No, it's not the title of a new manual by Elder Packer. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5bisd7 This story made national NBC news this morning if you haven't seen it yet. The background: A catholic school basketball team in New Jersey made the playoffs with a coed team. The choice the boys were giv...
by well wandered
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Ridiculous Future
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: The Ridiculous Future

Self-driving cars sounds ridiculous to me. They don't seem safer or more convenient. But I saw last year (an article bouncing around on Facebook) the idea that kids born today may never have to manually drive.
by well wandered
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Returning back?
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: Returning back?

I wouldn't try to go back solo. You might have blamed it on your shame or just feeling out of place, but it's not a coincidence everyone that tries eventually feels the same way. Most people immediately, even investigators. The Church does not want people to be attending family wards without their f...
by well wandered
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Latest Example of Nepotism in the Church
Replies: 25
Views: 4625

Re: Latest Example of Nepotism in the Church

Red Ryder™ wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:48 am
Let's not jump to conclusions.

He could have been the most qualified of all the GA's sons. :lol:
:lol:

Most qualified, least qualified.. Qualified is qualified, right?

*signature scribbling
by well wandered
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Do facts matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 2096

Re: Do facts matter?

However, all of the apologists at FairMormon are confident that their extensive research (internet and otherwise) leads to a solid conclusion of the divine truth of Mormonism. Apologists don't easily accept "Chapel Mormon vs. Internet Mormon". I feel like the apologists main job is to be the filter...
by well wandered
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Do Utah alcohol laws put it below the average?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Do Utah alcohol laws put it below the average?

What are the devastating societal costs of binge drinking? Whatever Mr. Hawkins wants to make up . He does work for the Corporation of the President™. Agreed. I loved the way he just kind of, you know, casually sneaks that one in there at the end. This is a newspaper- but hopefully no one will noti...
by well wandered
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Do Utah alcohol laws put it below the average?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Do Utah alcohol laws put it below the average?

What are the devastating societal costs of binge drinking?
by well wandered
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Did you know that out in the real world ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Did you know that out in the real world ...

I love the idea of getting to choose your calling.

No rules or beauracracy, as much or as little as you like each week.
by well wandered
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: There is a lot of pain here
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: There is a lot of pain here

I first signed up for NOM in August 2015 on the old board. Shortly thereafter, I went NOM-inactive and stopped showing up as much. With the new board now, I seem to recognize that there has been somewhat of a shift in the tone of what I read. I'm sensing that there are a lot of people here in pain....
by well wandered
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Creation conundrum
Replies: 28
Views: 2392

Re: Creation conundrum

Just for fun, let's assume it's proven that God did create everything. What would be the next piece of the puzzle we can move on to? Every conclusion anyone would want to draw from that is a non sequitur. It doesn't prove anything except that there is a "God" and that he did create the universe. "Go...
by well wandered
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The church's real estate holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: The church's real estate holdings

There should be a webpage that keeps a tally of all the Church's growing assets.

This is the first I've heard of the 371 apartment complex in a Dallas suburb for $45 million last year.
by well wandered
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apostle Fireside
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

Re: Apostle Fireside

After the meeting was over, I just wanted to run and hide. I felt that everyone was mad at me for some reason for bringing up a taboo topic. I just wanted to crawl under the pew and hide from everyone. I was very happy to see that two people in the congregation came over to me to specifically thank...
by well wandered
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: GA Stipend is modest compared to executive compensation
Replies: 48
Views: 3955

Re: GA Stipend is modest compared to executive compensation

I had a thought today that really got me flustered and upset. So, clergy are considered self-employed when it comes to SS tax, meaning they pay the full 12.4%. As I mentioned before, most churches take off as much as they can justify through "living expenses". Again, in the case of my priest, we pu...
by well wandered
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Quid Pro Quo?
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Quid Pro Quo?

Off-topic, but dIdn't there used to be a rule against missionaries helping move? Wasn't it in the Missionary Handbook, or at least maybe it was a long time ago. That's really a great question- how Elder Tingey is even be able to connect the donation to the suggestion, unless it is quid pro quo. The ...
by well wandered
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church has Narcissitic Personality Disorder
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: The Church has Narcissitic Personality Disorder

Good thread. Just another example, when we talk about the atonement at Conference or our meetings, the Savior suffered for: our- Shortcomings Imperfections Frailties their- Sins Wickedness Evil Depravity Worldliness There's a pretty split dualistic nature in how we view ourselves and others. We neve...
by well wandered
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seeking to understand Emma Smith
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Seeking to understand Emma Smith

And I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she abide not in my law. I heard a story behind this reprimand...
by well wandered
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: LDSanswers.org
Replies: 32
Views: 2994

Re: LDSanswers.org

That's a really interesting link. Not because of the article, but It's an eye-opening look at how those who believe in the church and those who don't approach a golden opportunity to openly communicate differences in perspective. The author is trying to create an estuary for faithful and questioning...
by well wandered
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 358
Views: 32097

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Gluhwein. It's a sweet, spiced wine that goes perfect with Christmas dinner.
by well wandered
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: The Church needs a transcendent moment
Replies: 19
Views: 5176

Re: The Church needs a transcendent moment

Nice thread. The Church seemed a lot more warm and inviting when it was still trying to save every single person- like shepherds going after the one lost. I've noticed a tone shift that's more defensive and xenophobic. We've always had lessons on the differences between being Mormon and non-Mormon. ...
by well wandered
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The scriptures hold the answers to MOST of life's problems.
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Re: The scriptures hold the answers to MOST of life's problems.

Not usually, but sometimes I found some verses here or there inspiring, especially when the context was immediately relevant. Almost never as far as sitting down and reading for answers went, so it's fair to question if it was really worth what was probably thousands of hours spent over a few decade...