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  1. Sounds like there's no need for God's involvement, then. We simply take resumes and come up with the best display of good works to fill callings. Easy, enough. No revelation required.
  2. I'll "play the sympathy card" all I want, thank you very much. If you don't consider the outcome, then you are just backing into a predetermined conclusion designed specifically to maintain your faith. You seem to want it to remain clinical and easy to keep concluding God is behind every call. Maybe, just maybe, that isn't the case. Maybe God had nothing to do with the calling. If you can't entertain that notion, there is no point in studying the issue, because you've already determined the answer you are going to get.
  3. I'm sure that brings a tremendous amount of comfort to the child who is victimized by one of these "tests."
  4. We are talking, specifically, about supposedly inspired callings into positions of leadership and responsibility, not war-mongering despots. Your false equivalence is nonsense.
  5. I think I'd rather not, at this point. The well has already been poisoned.
  6. And yet, for me, this entire discussion encapsulates an irreconcilable problem within LDS theology. It sat on my shelf for many, many years until it, along with many other things, came crashing down on my soul. You were extremely specific in your post that inspiration through God would catch pre-existing sin and prevent a calling. You were equally specific, by default, in your exclusion of future bad acts. That's the hard part and I wanted to hear you explain your position on the issue. The question was not asked in bad faith, but your cynicism is duly noted.
  7. That's too bad. I'm sorry to hear you think so little of me.
  8. So, is God incapable of identifying future transgressions to prevent a child from becoming the prey of a sexual predator in waiting?
  9. Failure to pay, conflict of interest, client obviously lying to counsel, etc.
  10. I plainly said that if it works for you, stick with it. I'm not interested in messing with your worldview.
  11. If your faith sustains you in following that pattern, more power to you. It doesn't work that way for everyone.
  12. Why is this hard? I'm not arguing in favor of "overturning" anything. I'm pointing out the folly in using frequency and length of time taught as the primary evidence of said teaching's truth or correctness. I'm not the one on the limb; you and Elder Anderson are. Oh, and for the record counselor, the Priesthood Ban was not the first thing that came to my mind. I can establish a decent que of said teachings before I even get to the Priesthood Ban. ETA: As an aside, I'm quite sure there are number of your fellow defenders who would take issue with your characterization of the lack of revelatory provenance of said ban. But, I digress...
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