wakarusa wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 am
EternityIsNow wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:34 pm
He knows the odds are against him time-wise. He has already outlived both his parents, based on Wikipedia, his mother lived to be 90 and father lived to be 93. So everything is fast-tracked.
A standard mortality table gives a 94 year old man 24% probability of dying within 1 year. Average life expectancy at this point is slightly under 3 years.
My question would be, is there any additional change he could make that would be questioned as heretical or leading the church to apostasy? Or could he basically get away with anything at this point?
I think given the way the Church operates, all of these changes would have had to been supported by the full Council of the FP and Q12. TSM was ineffective for a few years before he departed making any of the major changes difficult without a prophetic mantle and mandate. I’m guessing they’re rushing things before age catches up with RMN and they’re left frozen whilst the Presiding everything fades away in the shadows.
As mentioned by many of above, SWK had Dec II as his legacy. Without that, the rest he did was window dressing. I’m not sure they’re ready for any other major leap forwards. Gender equality and female visibility has come a fair way in comparison to the era of SWK and back. I woild see more involvement and perhaps governance over executive committees in the near future. I think recently Oaks referred to some of the womens aux leaders as sister presidents, lster corrected in the official text as sister leaders. Is this a hint of a change on how the GA and auxillaries are structured and referred to?
If RMN canonises the Family proclamation as Dec III that would in my opinion put any chance of LGBTQI advancement back 50 years or plus.
The new hymnal is due to come out in a couple of years sans patriotic hymns, deletion of less popular hymns, the inclusion of international content and I would say versatility of arrangements and accompanying musical instruments. I predict guitars will be allowed ad accomodated with arrangements.
Garments may become optional outside of the temple. Much in the way the one piece garments were gradually phased out in favour of the current mode.
Other then that, I’m not sure what else that might change.