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  1. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    By virtue of his position as first counselor in the First Presidency giving instruction to priesthood holders on the performance of an ordinance, President Oaks is inherently an authoritative source. Suppose arguendo his words were to be printed tomorrow in the Church handbook. Would you then regard them as authoritative? If not, why not? If yes, what would have made the difference? (Before you answer, consider that, as a member of the First Presidency, President Oaks would have had a hand in their being included in the handbook.)
  2. Scott Lloyd

    Review of Dehlin's "Truth Claims" Essays

    It’s not bad form. It is done all the time and is quite acceptable. Newspapers routinely publish what are known in the profession as “house editorials,” or editorials that have no by-line. These are intended to be regarded as expressing the institutional position of the publication that published them. If they had one or more writers’ by-lines, then they would be regarded as expressing the views not of the publication itself but of the writer or writers whose authorship is specified.
  3. Scott Lloyd

    Review of Dehlin's "Truth Claims" Essays

    No, President Monson was not the publisher of them, the Church of Jesus Christ is.
  4. Scott Lloyd

    Review of Dehlin's "Truth Claims" Essays

    If not the author, then arguably the publisher. As such he might appropriately be regarded as having ownership of them; ergo they are his essays as much as the author’s.
  5. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    I still say there is a difference between this and gjving instructions about ordinances. And I disagree that he didn’t believe he was giving his opinion. He had to have realized that. No one else among the Brethren was publicly agreeing with him. His opinion on that was quite quirky, both inside and outside of the Church. This is a dissimilar comparison. It’s like saying a prophet giving the standard procedure for performing a baptism is merely expressing his own opinion.
  6. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    In response to Bluebell’s comparison I was referring to JosephFielding Smith giving his opinion about whether man would land on the moon. Please try to keep up.
  7. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    I don’t think he claimed to be doing anything other than expressing an opinion. And I stand by my position that there is a difference between that and giving authoritative instructions about the performance of sacred ordinances — which one having authority from God is authorized and given responsibility to do.
  8. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    You seem determined to misconstrue my words. I meant that it could be the sort of thing one wouldn’t insist on correcting on the spot but which one might make the subject of group instruction later.
  9. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    More sarcasm? You are incorrigible, Bernard Gui.
  10. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    I see a substantial difference, though, between giving explicit instruction about the performance and procedure of an ordinance and offering personal commentary about the news of the day.
  11. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    No, of course I can’t. I’m accepting this in good faith as being true.
  12. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    I said “individual” reprimand or correction. This appears to have been done in a group setting.
  13. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    He did? Well, there you go.
  14. Scott Lloyd

    Left Hand

    I think God inspires his servants to give instruction on matters He cares about. As He has said, “My thoughts are not your thoughts.”
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