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by Linked
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Marking Scriptures In Class

When I was little, I LOVED looking at the facsimiles. I would make up stories for them Like in this one^^ I would imagine they were all a group of friends hanging out. The two people holding hands were boyfriend and girlfriend and the boyfriend's guy friend was trying to pull him away and get him t...
by Linked
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Marking Scriptures In Class

Marking scriptures has a long tradition. I remember it most in seminary with scripture mastery. On my mission, I had color coding based on connecting certain scriptures to certain discussions we would teach. It's usually a way of proof texting in religion. It can be worthwhile when it is based on i...
by Linked
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: My mom
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: My mom

I'm sorry your mom can't/won't understand, accept, and love you. That's so hard. How has the shooting in Colorado made it worse? Is she celebrating it? I would think that such an obviously terrible act would get bigots to rethink their bigotry rather than double down. On a personal note, I'm glad to...
by Linked
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Election day
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Election day

I really liked this graphic from a FiveThirtyEight article . It shows how each House district voted relative to the FiveThirtyEight model expectations. Florida was redder than expected, especially southern Florida. New York City too. Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Colorado, and Arizona w...
by Linked
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: It's not all my fault?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: It's not all my fault?

This sounds a lot like my situation. My DW similarly does not like to talk openly about me not being a TBM. She's accepted that I don't wear garments, drink coffee, etc, but she does not want to talk about it. I just listened to the book "Hold me Tight" which was pretty good. Apparently it's quite c...
by Linked
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Church supports marriage equality

There are parallels with the change in 1978 regarding Black people and the priesthood. - The change was a significant shift in the institutional treatment of Black people. The shift was good, but what about the many years of bad? And in the case of marriage equality, "practicing" LGBTQ+ people still...
by Linked
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Marking Scriptures In Class

My son's primary teacher has started having the kids mark their scriptures in class. Is that problematic? All growing up I was told which scriptures were important and what they meant and told to mark them. It's so common I am prone to think it harmless and normal, but there's a little voice in the ...
by Linked
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Church supports marriage equality

It is difficult to take the church's support at face value after their history of fighting against gay marriage. And their continued harmful rhetoric against LGBTQ+ people. But the support is probably helpful to get the legislation passed. That throws up some red flags about the legislation more tha...
by Linked
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Election day
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Election day

I get really discouraged about the state of our country but there are some bright spots. Overall, the red wave failed and that actually is historic in a midterm where the President's party usually does quite badly. Certainly in deep red states like Idaho and Utah it is going to be much more difficu...
by Linked
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: The hits keep coming
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: The hits keep coming

sparky wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:14 pm
So I guess we're in calling purgatory at the moment. Meanwhile I'm gaining the confidence to turn down any additional callings they offer, hooray.
"calling purgatory", that's a great way to put it. Enjoy the foyer!
by Linked
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Romance

One of the biggest things you can do to make them happen, is to know your partners love language. Thanks Alas, this is a great point. Those were my top 4 romantic-feeling moments, but for my DW it's probably something else. Her keys are probably a different list, but there is some overlap. I'll hav...
by Linked
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Election day
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Election day

Definitely discouraged. I was visiting with my elderly parents yesterday. My dad is an enthusiastic Trump, and Lee, supporter and my mom holds her nose and votes for Trump and his ilk even though she doesn't like Trump's style. To them the libs and lib-adjacent are the ones causing all the issues, n...
by Linked
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Romance

This is a pretty impressive list! Any way to make those happen? Or are they things that have already happened? Either way, they blow all of my romantic attempts out of the water. ...when you watch the boats go by on the Rhine river at night. Or when you walk thru the streets of Himeji with the cast...
by Linked
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Romance

I suck at romance. Any romantic moments in my life occur by accident. I would like to manufacture more romantic moments with my dear wife. Not sex, but the romance when you feel when you watch the boats go by on the Rhine river at night. Or when you walk thru the streets of Himeji with the castle li...
by Linked
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does belief equal stupidity?
Replies: 31
Views: 677

Re: Does belief equal stupidity?

Stupidity is the wrong word for what you describe. I totally agree. I was repeating Krishnamurti's definitions to see how people here would respond. I think something like arrested development might be more on target. A sociologist might call it false consciousness. I do, however kind of like his d...
by Linked
Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does belief equal stupidity?
Replies: 31
Views: 677

Re: Does belief equal stupidity?

Stupidity is the wrong word for what you describe. It's a pejorative with too much negativity attached to it and is essentially a personality trait. Non-stupid people do stupid things all the time. But I do agree that having faith in something is the exact opposite of having an open mind. And you st...
by Linked
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What to Say to Son
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: What to Say to Son

HI Linked, I think this is absolutely beautiful. Kids will listen for what comes from your heart, and this is very sincere and heartfelt. I think it will work perfectly. It's clear that you put a lot of thought and care into what you're going to say. It will reasonate very well, I am sure. Thank yo...
by Linked
Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

There is an overview article here. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6630190 Thanks for the link, great overview. It looks like there is nothing new or surprising to people who follow this, but getting it in front of a wider audience is great. It really feels like the church keeps telling people that they a...
by Linked
Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"

I was curious so I looked into this a little bit. Here's a short summary of the case . PDF of amicus brief The brief proposes the standard for considering an employee a minister, to whom the ministerial exception to employment discrimination law applies, be: The ministerial exception applies when a ...
by Linked
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"

What a blessing to live at a time when we have a living prophet to receive divine revelation to guide us.

They force a random culture change so they can cover their @$$es. The more I learn about how the church sausage is made the less respect I have for it.