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  1. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    What people are fearful of using the name of Christ? Who do you have in mind?
  2. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    Sure it does. Everytime anyone says Mormon church you know exactly what they are talking about. You can’t honestly say otherwise.
  3. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    Yep.
  4. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    I didn’t insist anything. I merely pointed out the obvious—Mormon quite accurately refers to the lds church. Nelson’s reasoning is lacking and his initiative in time will be defeated. I imagine even the most letter by the law members, like you, Will, in time, come back around. It’s been a bit of a silly distraction.
  5. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    Mormon accurately describes members of the lds church. It also very clearly describes the lds church. I find Nelson’s reasoning lacking. Mormonism will live on
  6. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    I think people will get along just fine without considering the biblical use of the word. There’s no need there.
  7. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    Referring to oneself as a saint is pretty off-putting in our culture today. It's self-aggrandizing and has become taboo since saints are named after their death. In that sense it's much better to refer to oneself as Mormon than a Latter-day Saint. latter-day Saint is kind of a lame term. People who hear it think, "Oh so you mean Mormon?" Or "that sounds like an incredibly proud way to talk about oneself...but to each his own I suppose". I"m guessing it's more off-putting and will have more of a negative effect than Mormon.
  8. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    I didn't raise the issue of fallibility here. not sure what you're exactly going for. I'm merely pointing out that the claim for latter-day revelation and uniqueness on that front feels hollow.
  9. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    I'm sure this is close to what happens. But, it shows it's far less about revelation, or led by God, then is ever stated. It's really just business leaders making decisions, the most supported decision amongst the highest level of leadership is what they go with. For years apparently the highest level of leaders have heard and considered Nelson's push for the name thing and the issue did not get agreement from the top leadership crew. I've seen this exact thing play out in professional environments for years. Someone's pet issue doesn't really get notice unless that person gets vaulted to a high position--and in this case the highest. The Church claiming being led by god via revelation starts to sound silly, unless they are willing to admit their is nothing unique happening there. It is really just business decisions made in the same way any other business decisions are made in any other company or enterprise.
  10. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    I'm fine dropping the question. I didn't find it provoking at all, but to each his own, I suppose. I think Nelson's directive is much ado about nothing. I'm not much into the culture of following the prophet nor do I see any need whatsoever in following this. I'm fine with others doing it though. Have at it, I say. But i'm sad to think the waste of money and energy here.
  11. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    So do you welcome the notion of being called an anti-Mormon at this point? I'm not really into name calling, but as I recall you've used the term over the years. It seems quite fitting to those who oppose the term Mormon being used for the Church and its members.
  12. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    THat is an interesting, or rather convoluted, explanation, Scott. Why didn't the campaign attempt in some way explain that Mormon is an inaccurate name? Without doing so it certainly promoted the name Mormon. To say otherwise seems completely foolish at this point.
  13. stemelbow

    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    With all the misuse of the term anti-Mormon over the years, it seems clear that you side with Nelson in being officially and accurately anti-Mormons, right?
  14. stemelbow

    Refusing To Do The 10-Day Social Media Fast

    What did it mean? I didn't mean to misrepresent. As I said, I wrote it out from memory.
  15. stemelbow

    Elder Oaks

    Thanks. I wouldn't disagree with that. Not sure why anyone thought I would.
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