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sunstoned

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  1. I think it would be best to keep politics out of this conversation. This sounds like a list from a MAGA rally.
  2. The missionary I replaced (his mission was over and he was going home) in my last area came back a month later and proposed to a young lady in the ward. I stopped by their home in Utah 6 months later after I got home. I'm not sure why I shared this. It seemed interesting when I started typing. Now, not so much.
  3. I believe one of the motivators could be outside pressure. There was a lot of discrimination pushback in the 1960s and 1970s. I don't know if this was an issue or not, but major schools were starting to shy away from playing sports with BYU.
  4. I have been on this board, and the one before it a long time. I have enjoyed my time here and have been edified by the experience. My views and beliefs have not really changed over time, but I have noticed a shifting of perspectives on this board. I think it mirrors what is happening in society with regard to religion.
  5. That era also reversed the priesthood restriction. I don't understand why stormin Mormon wants to discount two decades of prophet and apostles' teachings. The teachings about creating planets were clearly spoken by SWK and others. Now we teach something different. And the change seems to be in response to outside perceptions.
  6. From what I have read the concern seems to be the height. Residents launched a balloon up to the proposed height to get an understanding of just how big the building would be. And yes, it will be very tall. I'm wondering if the church would be willing to adjust the proposed height. I'm sure it could be done without compromising the temple's function.
  7. I think the LDS definition of member is every bit as broad as the Catholic's. A person can be blessed/baptized as a child, and never attend during their lifetime. Totally disappear, and still be counted until they are 110 years old.
  8. Is there anything in there on how to be a good woman, mother, or wife? What prominent characters in the BoM are women?
  9. I went to the dedication. Nice people and a good celebration.
  10. I am looking at the "marriage" in a holistic way. JS who was 37 "married" a 15-year-old. I was already married to many other women and girls. Most of this was done is secret and behind Emma's back. You are the one using a common apologetic tactic of focusing on one little issue such as, whether was it legal for a 14-year-old to marry. That is a minor point. Very minor. Why don't you address the lies and dishonesty that were used to hide his actions? I thought God doesn't work in darkness.
  11. JS sure didn't have Emma's permission. He didn't even follow is own sec 132 instructions.
  12. Without their parent's permission? To polygamist men? Good luck trying to justify JS's actions. I know Emma couldn't.
  13. That is a pretty low bar for infallible. Today it would be called illegal.
  14. It is insulting. It is also insulting that the garment issue seems to be framed around women. Are there no issues with men wearing garments? I think there is. From my vantage point, the church leadership seems to be heading in the wrong direction. The fallout from Sister Dennis' talk should have been a big wake-up call. I hope someone was listening.
  15. I had to turn it off. The senes showing the children were just just shocking and heartbreaking.
  16. From the SLTrib: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2024/03/20/lds-church-responds-social-media/ That is a lot of comments. I do hope that the Q15 takes this seriously. There are a lot of people who are unhappy with the status quo.
  17. I remember GG, and I do agree with you. She is a wonderful person. She was very supportive when I was going through my faith transition. I still have her PMs.
  18. I believe they have preserved the original artwork. With an open house, you usually see more of the temple than when you are there for a session. I believe it is worth the drive. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/featured/manti-utah-open-house?lang=eng
  19. On my partner's side of the family, they have a family drink called house coffee. It is coffee with a liberal amount of Irish Cream.
  20. The two ladies who ran the convenience store where I grew up would walk around all day drinking from coffee mugs that were filled with wine. They fooled no one, and no one really cared.
  21. Judging by how much it's used, shooting the messenger must be an important apologetic took.
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