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by Linked
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: DW Back To Church
Replies: 7
Views: 145

DW Back To Church

My ward is meeting and DW is going to sacrament meeting for the first time since the coronavirus shutdowns hit Utah. I will be staying home with our kids. She emailed the bishop letting him know that she would be coming to SM alone a few weeks ago. Today I got a message asking if she or I would be w...
by Linked
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Hagoth's Journey Confirmed!
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Hagoth's Journey Confirmed!

Well, almost. Looks like there is some genetic evidence of ancient Americans traveling from Central America to Polynesian islands. But it happened long after the Nephites were destroyed and the Lamanites dwindled in unbelief (~1100 AD). The Native American group may have been there before the Polyne...
by Linked
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 62
Views: 7325

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

You've been busy! I'm glad you didn't end up having to deal with the first vision(s) lesson, tender mercy! A stake leader recently told me I should consider doing Zoom EQ meetings. But I don't want to. They can release me if they want that to happen. I thought the guidance right now is to not hold v...
by Linked
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

Basketball - Until the virus hit I was in a church gym 3 mornings a week playing ball with a group that has been playing regularly for 30+ years. Friendliness - I have a hard time with confrontation and the church teaches to avoid it and be friendly instead. This suits me. Probably because they taug...
by Linked
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1168

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

1) I don’t like how JD handles this. As a psychology professional, he should have been more sensitive. 2) Who are the 4 sources? In the few months before Grant Palmer’s death, Grant was on Mormon Stories a few times. He always refused to give JD the name of the GA. 3) In the statements from Grand h...
by Linked
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grrrrrrrrr
Replies: 25
Views: 705

Re: Grrrrrrrrr

Wow lost, that is just stupid for them to be applying pressure like that. Like others have mentioned, the potential legal liability there could destroy your idiot's lives. Not to mention the guilt of knowing that they caused someone's (or more) death (although if they are pressuring now, I suspect t...
by Linked
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Material wealth and death
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Material wealth and death

All of the work and problems that happened in protecting and making those plates and Joseph never even used them in the translation... and then they need to be brought to heaven so no one could ever see them? Just stupid. That uncomfortable moment that all Mormons hate: Curious person: "So where ar...
by Linked
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue

FWIW, DW is pissed about this. We were talking about the statues and I said I could understand why people want them gone, and without mentioning the BY statue she said "How would people like it if I went to an MLK Jr statue and spray painted misogynist on it?" It makes me so depressed I am just at ...
by Linked
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?

My ward opens for business in mid-July. Mrs. Linked is going to go by herself to check it out. I am thinking this may be a good time to stop going semi-permanently.
by Linked
Wed May 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Theodemocracy in theory
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Theodemocracy in theory

Corsair wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:50 pm
This just sounds like autocracy with extra steps.
I think I found a fellow Rick and Morty fan...
by Linked
Wed May 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 351
Views: 53779

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Oh no Alas! I'm sorry this is happening. Hopefully it passes by your house. And your husband will be more careful.
by Linked
Mon May 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What will church look like...after Covid-19
Replies: 28
Views: 3429

Re: What will church look like...after Covid-19

Another græy anecdote... This past Friday night we were invited to join in a "virtual game night." Basically it was jackbox.tv games over google meet. It was a lot of fun. It was good being able to interact with a few other people who weren't explicitly asking for help... but that is another issue....
by Linked
Fri May 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple

Ah. Thanks for the info Alas. How kind of you. I should have taken the time to look it up on Google maps but I thought it was a relatively desert region and assumed southern Utah. Maybe the church will encourage the state to give tax breaks to some high tech business to move there? Or maybe they'll...
by Linked
Thu May 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple

Maybe because Tooele isn't in Southern Utah? If this new community was in Southwest Utah, I would think it was a great idea, rather than a purposeless money making venture. Southern Utah is the fastest growing area of Utah. No, Tooele is in north western Utah, think just south of the Salt Flats, th...
by Linked
Mon May 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?
Replies: 48
Views: 4762

Re: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?

An update here . I was able to use this with some good results. My Dads favorite movie is Ben-Hur. Growing up it was on par with any Biblical story and we essentially psychologically grafted it onto the scriptural canon. Even as a non-believer its one of my favorite films. The strength of the my sp...
by Linked
Mon May 04, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Culture of Fake Friends
Replies: 22
Views: 2680

Re: Culture of Fake Friends

Is there such a thing in the church as a genuine friendship? I think it is difficult to make real, deep, complete connections with anyone as an adult. It's like the hardware for it dies after high school or college, or marriage. But it's possible to have real connections about some things. I was ju...
by Linked
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?
Replies: 48
Views: 4762

Re: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?

I agree with the comments about "I know" putting up a wall/opening a chasm in understanding each other; also the bunker metaphor is apt. It is problematic for understanding growing past what is "known", and for two people with opposing views to understand each other. I think it is important to under...
by Linked
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What will church look like...after Covid-19
Replies: 28
Views: 3429

Re: What will church look like...after Covid-19

My bishop dearly misses the opportunity to worship together, according to his occasional emails.

My DW doesn't miss teaching primary. Other than that I haven't heard much from my TBMs.
by Linked
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching Assignments Ruin Friendships
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Home Teaching Assignments Ruin Friendships

I mean ministering assignments. I've been basketball buddies with a guy in my ward for a few years now. A few months ago my family was assigned to him for ministering. Since then he has been sending me texts about life and asking how my family is doing. But it seems so hollow, an unnatural compared ...