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  1. I know someone who is a perpetual critic of the Givens', wouldn't surprise me at all if they were one of them. Mind you this person is a critic of the church as well so, who knows
  2. One thing to keep in mind is the Q12 aren't terribly involved in deciding when and where temples are to be constructed. So, how Elder Rasband would know is unclear to me .There is a this Temple Executive Committee with the Executive director, which is now Elder Kevin Duncan of the Seventy serving, plus some of assistants and probably one of the Presiding Bishopric and the First Presidency. The Exec. Director receives and gives information on temples but its the First Presidency who decides, when and where. So, for example I know for a fact that when the Nauvoo Temple was re-announced in 1999 t
  3. All of church is online now, nothing in meeting anymore. We have Stake Conference next week, so a virtual conference will be interesting to say the least! it will be our first Stake Conference since Oct. 2019 There will be some boundary changes so we'll see what happens
  4. Yes, but I am typing this out so I don't see what language I speak has anything to do with anything. What if I spoke German? Would it matter? Do you think in a logical manner because it doesn't seem like it. I am glad you give up because you can't see how easy I had to explain all this-you don't seem to get the idea of BYUTV showing this in CANADA, not the US. Like, I said worthless opinion
  5. your opinion is totally worthless, this is ONLY in Canada. My goodness https://geology.com/world/world-map.shtml a Map of the world to help you out. Can you see that Canada isn't the same country as the United States? do you see the two different colors for the two different countries? There's yellow for Canada and Orange for the United States, two colors for two countries
  6. Then you shouldn't have commented on what BYUTV shows in CANADA, which is part of what you said, "the rest of the world" PLEASE tell me you know that Canada is NOT the USA? PLEASE tell me you know they are TWO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. By your own admission then this matter is "not my concern"
  7. The Doctrine and Covenants being studied this year was put into motion long before last years' proclamation. If we have prophets then why the need for a proclamation to tell what they have already told us?
  8. don't be so dramatic, there have been gay characters or at least people playing characters on TV since forever. As I said this is unheard of Canadian company broadcasting, in Canada-this is absolutely not mainstream.
  9. you didn't answer my question, so talk about avoiding responsibility the POF didn't mention the word "severe" besides of which do you need to be told that if you violate chastity, abuse others, disregard your family that you will stand before God someday and be held accountable? that isn't a new idea, certaintly by 1995
  10. how would you take responsibility for a proclamation? has the church taken any steps for implementation for last year's proclamation? as I say they are almost forgotten soon after they are brought out
  11. another possibility is they don't carry any value policy wise-Last year for April 2020 GC President Nelson read the new proclamation, other than one talk by Elder Rasband I haven't seen or heard a word about it, nothing, it's just all but forgotten after one year!
  12. “When you climb up a ladder, you must begin at the bottom, and ascend step by step, until you arrive at the top; and so it is with the principles of the gospel—you must begin with the first, and go on until you learn all the principles of exaltation. But it will be a great while after you have passed through the veil before you will have learned them. It is not all to be comprehended in this world; it will be a great work to learn our salvation and exaltation even beyond the grave.” Joseph Smith
  13. you are a lousy teacher of your distortions
  14. None of any of your ideas here are "elucidated" in either the POF or the scriptures, except the idea of God's love for all of his children and wanting us to become like him
  15. exactley, not a revelation and certaintly not what longview reads into it
  16. you need to keep reading the POF if you think it says that ever wonder the Church hasn't said it was a revelation? Where do you get that idea? Pres. Packer said it was in his Oct. 2010 GC talk but then it was excised from the printed version
  17. https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/ephraim-utah-temple-manti-temple-renovation?fbclid=IwAR3lPx4TsCUMv6gp_Zpf0fjPFceZRPVg9b05NUIL_fbYTOmPoKp3w35c1dU
  18. people get rid of feelings of failure by going inactive, they avoid church altogether to avoid further trauma and feelings of failure
  19. are you serious? Have you ever served a mission? Trauma causes feelings of failure and so you want to avoid more trauma. I met a guy in the mission field who said in his mission they had that photo of Jesus at his Second Coming, missionaries photos' who baptized that month were on the right and missionaries who didn't were on the left, he would cry because he couldn't baptize and surprise surprise guess where we found him, inactive. You have that traumatic experience, you get feelings of failure when you can't live up to this standard, then you blow it and you are back on the cutout again and
  20. I don't believe that whatsoever and I am surprised people do. The Church is hardly the Teflon Don. It's galling to me to assume that people's problem they decided to create for themselves, especially as children
  21. that's if you talk to your Bishop and sometimes, depending on the calling though if it isn't you then it's no one able to do whatever-I'm thinking on Mission, Stake and Bishoprics. I remember well, a few years ago now a man in our ward used to be in Stake Presidency for a year and he said that year 9 it just got to be too much, constant meetings that again you had to be at be in charge of and he said he hated that last year and welcomed a relief, things were going bad for him-did he develop OCD,I don't know but I can see how that high demanding of a calling could do so. There is a book writte
  22. where do you get this idea of 2-3 hours of church? I have like 5 alone on sunday, besides two meetings this past week. It's my contention that your life could be mismanaged, out of balance because of the church.
  23. I lived in a ward with a Bishop like that, long story short, it wasn't pretty, not pretty at all and now it's into a third generation of not prettiness
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