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  1. Circumcision

    I used to think circumcision was a good idea. And then I saw the medical bill for it when my son had it done to him. To my utter disappointment, the insurance didn't even cover it. No longer a fan of circumcision.
  2. Progression Between Kingdoms

    Exactly. I view the degrees of glory more as states of being rather than physical locations.
  3. A while ago I remember a poster on this board saying something to the effect of the plan of salvation making sense only if choice will always be a factor. Meaning that anybody can be in the celestial kingdom eventually as long as he/she chooses to be there. I recently finished the Givens' new Book The Christ Who Heals. And to my amazement, they devote an entire chapter to the idea if progress between kingdoms. They make the case that God loves us much that the door will always be open to us to progress and have a relationship with Him. They do, however, point out that the church has stated there is no official position on this matter and that this their hopeful opinion. But I find it incredible that that I was reading this in something from Deseret Book. We've come a long way since BRM denounced this belief as a heresy. I would have to agree that nothing in the gospel makes sense if there is fixed final judgement. I don't see how we can prize agency as much as we do only to have it essentially made useless in the life to come. You can all burn me at the stake now.
  4. A while ago I remember a poster on this board saying something to the effect of the plan of salvation making sense only if choice will always be a factor. Meaning that anybody can be in the celestial kingdom eventually as long as he/she chooses to be there. I recently finished the Givens' new Book The Christ Who Heals. And to my amazement, they devote an entire chapter to the idea if progress between kingdoms. They make the case that God loves us much that the door will always be open to us to progress and have a relationship with Him. They do, however, point out that the church has stated there is no official position on this matter and that this their hopeful opinion. But I find it incredible that that I was reading this in something from Deseret Book. We've come a long way since BRM denounced this belief as a heresy. I would have to agree that nothing in the gospel makes sense if there is fixed final judgement. I don't see how we can prize agency as much as we do only to have it essentially made useless in the life to come. You can all burn me at the stake now.
  5. jospeh the con man?

    So would you say that there is nothing inherently immoral about polygamy in and of itself?
  6. Star Wars Speculation

    I do want to see Kylo Ren turn good. But it would probably have to entail him dying. I feel that Vader's redemption worked because he sacrificed his life in destroying Palpatine.
  7. The Foundation of our Faith

    Oops. I meant to post in General Discussions.
  8. The Foundation of our Faith

    I recently overheard a couple of co-workers talking. One mentioned she became disillusioned with the church. She then started talking about the whole rock-in-the-hat that thing. I've always had a difficult time understanding why such a trivial matter bothers some people so much. I suppose its the more about feeling lied to by the church than anything. As for me, I always go back to Helaman 5:12 which states that Christ should be the foundation of our faith. Could the church have been a lot better about openness with its history? Absolutely. But our faith shouldn't be in a church. It should be in Christ. Do we put too much emphasis on faith in the church and its leaders? Do we say "I know this church is true" too much?
  9. Girls can now become Eagle Scouts?

    Will the name of the organization change to Scouts of America?
  10. http://www.newsweek.com/elizabeth-smart-mormon-religion-sex-abuse-704470
  11. http://www.newsweek.com/elizabeth-smart-mormon-religion-sex-abuse-704470
  12. Star Wars Speculation

    Rey is a Binks. And Ben Solo will be the last Jedi after turning back to the light.
  13. Your Pet Peeve

    People who purposefully set the alarm clock too early and hit the snooze button several times. I had mission companions and now a wife that does it.
  14. Star Wars Speculation

    The new Star Wars movie comes out next month. Anybody got any good theories about Rey's parentage, the identity of Snoke, etc.? I know this is has been done to death already on the internet but I can't get enough of it.
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