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17 hours ago, Okrahomer said:

Mudcat hasn’t posted in a very long time.  I  think he is Baptist or EV (or both?) and married to an active member of the Church?

I think you are right Okrahomer...I had forgotten...I think he is Baptist/EV married to an LDS lady. I bet we would have heard if he had followed her in to the church!

That reminds me of another name. ChristKnight. Catholic, then LDS, then Catholic again. Also saemo...LDS to Catholic. I irritated her though because I thought her arguments against the Restoration were weak. That's how I saw it anyway. My only argument against a Restoration for all these years is my conviction that there is no apostasy. She, like most former LDS, tended to emphasize alleged LDS problems. Maybe she was right, but I didn't care, I would always try to think of ways to defend the LDS side against what she would propose. I have almost always preferred to move the debate to allow me to play defense. She said goodbye (disgusted with me I think) one day...and I haven't seen her since...I fear that her fellow Catholic was more of a nemesis to her than most of you all. I'd be glad to see her again though.

Rory

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18 hours ago, Calm said:

See his interests under his name.

Cal...I hadn't looked in a while. They have recently limited the number of interests one is allowed to have! Among those keen interests that have been eliminated are "merging", "spiders", "lava", "stomach acid", "Olivia deHavilland", and "Michaelangelo". I made up that list years ago and have so many more. I don't know how anybody can fail to have hundreds and thousands of interests. My silly list was "stream of consciousness", but I always enjoyed seeing it..."bone" is another interest that they threw out. I am not happy about being so much less full of interests. Heh.

Few of those "interests" come up here...thankfully(?), although somebody asked about the rise of monasticism a few months ago...that was good. It was in January right when we were approaching our annual remembrances of St. Paul the Hermit, and Antony, the first abbot. I thought of commenting on Kenngo's thread, but refrained. One has to see the religious life as a higher calling if it is going to be comparable to Catholic monastics. It needs to be sacrifice. It needs to acknowledge the goodness, and wonder, and beauty of married life, and possibility of married life, and offer it all up to God for a promise of something better. It takes a lot of faith, and no one can just decide on their own to be a religious. You remember my old avatar with my son in cassock. He was told that he didn't have a vocation to the priesthood. I am sure his spiritual director was right. He is now happily married. I don't think LDS are in a position to elevate consecrated celibacy above marriage as Catholics would be, and that would not be attractive for gaining fellow religious. It could not work. The religious life, the monastery, the convent, and the priesthood, are all for people who could marry, who would like to marry, but who choose to sacrifice that great good for a higher call. It certainly isn't supposed to be for people who are not drawn to being married to someone of the opposite sex. (I know that is not Kenngo.) If you are not drawn to married life with someone of the opposite sex, consecrated celibacy cannot be a sacrifice. It loses its meaning. 

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3 hours ago, 3DOP said:

Tacenda, Hi.

The context of your quote (for others) about sentiment regards my opinion that there was livelier, more interesting discussion in the past. That's just me. I don't want to try to discuss subjects that interest me with people who are bored with those subjects. Besides, why should I repeat in 2019, what you can find the archives? I didn't mean to criticise today as much as I meant to express my satisfaction for yesterday.   

No problem, I see that we get those threads over and over again as well. I'm just curious what types of discussions you and others like. Hate to be the reason for people to leave the board as well. :)

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5 hours ago, 3DOP said:

Also saemo...LDS to Catholic. I irritated her though because I thought her arguments against the Restoration were weak. That's how I saw it anyway. My only argument against a Restoration for all these years is my conviction that there is no apostasy. She, like most former LDS, tended to emphasize alleged LDS problems. Maybe she was right, but I didn't care, I would always try to think of ways to defend the LDS side against what she would propose. I have almost always preferred to move the debate to allow me to play defense. She said goodbye (disgusted with me I think) one day...and I haven't seen her since...I fear that her fellow Catholic was more of a nemesis to her than most of you all. I'd be glad to see her again though.

Yes, I remember her. I think she was last active poster who was Catholic besides us (I know there are Catholic lurkers who post every now and then).

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I haven’t been around long and I rarely post but I’m always on here reading all of your comments. While I dont know many that are “gone”, there are a few I’d miss if they were....I appreciate the honesty of Duncan, the wisdom of Bluebell, the compassion of Happy Jack Wagon and the humor and frankness of The Nehor. These are just a few but I appreciate you all. 

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On 4/25/2019 at 1:52 PM, 3DOP said:

I think you are right Okrahomer...I had forgotten...I think he is Baptist/EV married to an LDS lady. I bet we would have heard if he had followed her in to the church!

That reminds me of another name. ChristKnight. Catholic, then LDS, then Catholic again. Also saemo...LDS to Catholic. I irritated her though because I thought her arguments against the Restoration were weak. That's how I saw it anyway. My only argument against a Restoration for all these years is my conviction that there is no apostasy. She, like most former LDS, tended to emphasize alleged LDS problems. Maybe she was right, but I didn't care, I would always try to think of ways to defend the LDS side against what she would propose. I have almost always preferred to move the debate to allow me to play defense. She said goodbye (disgusted with me I think) one day...and I haven't seen her since...I fear that her fellow Catholic was more of a nemesis to her than most of you all. I'd be glad to see her again though.

Rory

You have such a respectful and kind way of posting, that it's difficult to see how anyone would ever get very irritated with you.  Unfortunately, I feel the  general "tone" of dialogue--not just here, but everywhere--has become much less civil than it once was.  That probably makes me sound like a fogey.  I may be a fogey, but I don't think I'm wrong about this.  I suspect incivility plays a big part in why some folks stop participating here.

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I was trying to find some old posts of mine, and didn't find what I wanted, but saw a couple of old names that I have fondness for. ERayR. Anybody know about him? Also, flyonthewall. I haven't seen either for a long time.

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58 minutes ago, 3DOP said:

I was trying to find some old posts of mine, and didn't find what I wanted, but saw a couple of old names that I have fondness for. ERayR. Anybody know about him? Also, flyonthewall. I haven't seen either for a long time.

I sure do remember ERayR! I wonder where he is as well! Hope doing well and living life!

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Hey cal...since you're looking in here I want to thank you for finding those baptism for the dead discussions. Much appreciated. :) 

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I live to serve.  :)

(Slightly altered to avoid being a Soprano reference since I never watched the show and don't know if I want to make a Soprano reference)

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