No more cell phones

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No more cell phones

Post by Mackman » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:29 am

We were told today in our branch no more cell phones in primary or gospel doctrine class. Branch Pres says he has seen to many games on cell phones in the middle of classes !!! , I thought whatever dude just one more thing for the church to screw me with. Par for the course , not at all suprised.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by 2bizE » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:32 pm

You should bring one of those Sudoku paper books and do Sudoku puzzles during class. See, people can play games without using phones.
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by annotatedbom » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:58 pm

2bizE wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:32 pm
You should bring one of those Sudoku paper books and do Sudoku puzzles during class. See, people can play games without using phones.
Haha, Sure wish I could upvote this!

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Hagoth » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Or just keep using your cell phone. What's he gonna do?
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by glass shelf » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 pm

Hagoth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Or just keep using your cell phone. What's he gonna do?
Yep. Seriously.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by alas » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:11 pm

glass shelf wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Hagoth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Or just keep using your cell phone. What's he gonna do?
Yep. Seriously.
And make a point of being on NOM so if he catches you, you can share.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Brent » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:32 pm

Just have the Gospel Essays page open and offer to read aloud...

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Mormorrisey » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:53 pm

Hagoth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Or just keep using your cell phone. What's he gonna do?
Yep. They constantly tell us from the pulpit about not using cell phones, I smirk, and keep reading NOM on mine. Just try and stop me!

Or maybe I'm just a jerk. That's possible.
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by slk » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 pm

I see people cutting out pages inside the Book of Mormon so they can put their cell phone inside there just like inmates hiding their contraband.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by moksha » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 pm

Some years ago I purchased a nylon book cover protector at a local book store. Printed on the protector in gold letters were the words Holy Bible. I was able to slip it over whatever book I was reading and look pious in church.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Just This Guy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:56 am

You could counter with: "What are you doing to make people not want to play games on their phone? People are playing on their phones because they are bored. Talks are boring and repetitive. Lessons are not inspiring. So people go to their phones to release the tedium. If the lesions and talks were more engaging then cell phones would be a non issue."

Sounds like the bishop/BP is trying to blame the members for the poor teaching skills of the ward/branch. Classic LDS shifting of blame. I would throw it right back on him.

If you know who prints the program, ask them to include a Sudoku. Suddenly those programs would be a lot more popular. 'See, I'm looking at the program.'
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by hmb » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:17 am

That's dumb. When I was an active member, I had my hymn book and all scriptures on my cell phone. Whether I used that device for church stuff or to play games, isn't that called free agency? I didn't stray, because...TBM. I understand the rule in a work place where you are supposed to pay attention and are paid to do so, but not in a church or any place you are spending your own time. On the plus side, maybe if you use your phone, defying obedience, maybe...just maybe, you'll get kicked out.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by lostinmiddlemormonism » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:21 am

Doctrine and Covenants 121:39

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Corsair » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 am

slk wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 pm
I see people cutting out pages inside the Book of Mormon so they can put their cell phone inside there just like inmates hiding their contraband.
This is brilliant. Cheap, hardcover Books of Mormon can be found at any Deseret Industries or Goodwill. But, as others have noted, what are they going to do if you just pull out your phone in class? Kick you out?

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by wtfluff » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:23 am

hmb wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:17 am
On the plus side, maybe if you use your phone, defying obedience, maybe...just maybe, you'll get kicked out.
Corsair wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 am
But, as others have noted, what are they going to do if you just pull out your phone in class? Kick you out?
I can visualize it now:

Angry class instructor: OK! Everyone who is playing on their phone please leave!

[The majority of folks in the room, stand up and exit, smiling, laughing and cheering...]
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Red Ryder » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:55 am

Perhaps they should increase the entertainment and spiritual value of the church services?

If it wasn’t so damn boring then people wouldn’t have to be on their cell phones.

Make a better product that people actually WANT to participate in.
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by StarbucksMom » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:26 am

I have been to several other churches-Catholic, Methodist, Christian. People at these churches arent on phones.

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Not Buying It » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:38 am

The branch president has the authority to tell you to not use your cell phone exactly to the extent you allow him to.
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Re: No more cell phones

Post by Mackman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:24 pm

I'm going to try the cut out pages in the Bom just to see if I can make it work. Brilliant!!!!!!!

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Re: No more cell phones

Post by 2bizE » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:32 pm

Me, too. I’m going to cut out a place for my phone.
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