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    [–] What is the best way to deal with antiquated non-doctrinal views in wards? AnyAdvantage 24 points ago in latterdaysaints

    overstated as doctrine

    The problem here is that they were, at one point, doctrine. Just like any other doctrine in the church.

    [–] Doctrine question: How did temple work happen during Jesus’s time AnyAdvantage 2 points ago in latterdaysaints

    No, there is nothing in biblical text or in ancient Jewish culture that indicates the presence of the endowment as we know it today (or sealings for that matter). This is an ordinance that is for our time only. Much like how polygamy as a requirement for reaching the highest levels of exaltation was only a requirements for those who lived in that time period of the modern church.

    [–] I'm struggling with Oaks talk AnyAdvantage -2 points ago in latterdaysaints

    treat them as the Savior would.

    Not a single member in my ward would agree that the Savior would turn away a child, any child and not bless them. Sometimes it feels that we have to chose to follow the brethren or follow the Savior and the choice is getting harder and harder.

    [–] David and Solomon AnyAdvantage 2 points ago in latterdaysaints

    but there may have been others.

    Verse 39 makes it clear that David's only sin was the case of Uriah and His wife.

    [–] We are all ex-mormons now. AnyAdvantage 18 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Indeed I felt that way to me too. Especially when he explained that the acceptance in using the word Mormon was a win for Satan.

    [–] New Approach to Addressing Pornography AnyAdvantage 1 points ago in lds

    One day we'll see pornography the same way we view substance abuse.

    Indeed. As I told my wife as she was called to serve in the YM. You'll have a lot more success if you approach pornography how you approach the Word of Wisdom rather than approaching it as Law of Chastity.

    [–] Question about the excommunication and authority. AnyAdvantage 5 points ago in mormon

    There have been multiple people who have discussed their experience about how the stake president was being directed by general authorities and even Q15 members to carry out a specific sentence.

    Examples that come to mind are Brent Metcalfe and Q Michael Quinn.

    [–] Warbringers: Jaina AnyAdvantage -1 points ago in wow

    She's still upset about Theramore? Get over it Jaina, its been 6 years!

    [–] I'm trying to figure out what the church and other members think of the 1886 revelation to pres John taylor. Any official statement? AnyAdvantage 2 points ago in lds

    If there is anyone who would write such a revelation, John Taylor would. We like to think of Joseph and Brigham as defenders of polygamy... they got nothing on John Taylor!

    [–] What happened to the 100 pioneers that decided to wait until spring to trek? AnyAdvantage 1 points ago in lds

    If you listen to the Mormon Stories podcast with Christine Jeppsen Clarke, she explains a lot of context regarding those who went as well as those who stayed behind. She is a descendant of some of those people as had access to some of their journals.

    In short, some of those who stayed, were chastised by the church leaders for not believing in the promise that those who went would be OK.

    [–] Cheapest place to buy Coconut Oil (UK)? AnyAdvantage 1 points ago in keto

    Costco sells it for £0.82 per 100g which is a lot lower than the usual £1.20-£1.70 per 100g that you buy in the shops.

    The caveat is that it only comes in 2.38kg pots.

    [–] NSV: Donated blood and didn’t cave for a Tunnock’s Tea Cake (came prepared with a Carb Killa Bar!) AnyAdvantage 2 points ago in ketouk

    The Maltitol that is present on carb killa is only on the chocolate coating which is only a small portion by weight of the whole bar.

    [–] New Evidence for Horses in America AnyAdvantage 12 points ago in lds

    Firstly, I'd prefer that this information comes non-mormon sources.

    Scientists, historians, and other scholars have long maintained the view that there were no horses in the Americas during Book of Mormon times.

    Scientists, historians, and other scholars still maintain that position. An exception is just that, an exception. Hopefully some more research can better explain the data.

    [–] I don't tell people I'm on a ketogenic diet anymore. AnyAdvantage 8 points ago in keto

    "I just eat less". That's it. If someone pushes and its someone I know and like, then I'll share a nugget of wisdom.

    Otherwise, its just "I just eat less".

    What they don't know is "East less" means One large keto meal every other day.

    [–] Sleeping and garments AnyAdvantage 17 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Park of keeping your temple covenants and a requirement for keeping your temple recommend valid is to keep this covenant to "wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple".

    [–] Mixed faith relationships AnyAdvantage 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in latterdaysaints

    anti Mormon or anti-religion?

    His opinion on religion and mormonism certainly didn't develop in a vacuum. Lend a hand an try to understand why he feels the way he feels.

    [–] "If we have truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not truth, it ought to be harmed." -J. Reuben Clark AnyAdvantage 17 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in latterdaysaints

    I don't think the quote is taken out of context. He meant what he meant at the start of his journey. During his journey, when faced with the reality that rational thought and facts WOULD harm his faith, he decided to choose faith over facts. He no longer held that position and that is absolutely admirable. It was his decision to make and I hope he found profound peace in it but it doesn't make it a template or the right decision or any better decision than anyone who chooses facts over faith.

    He's actually a perfect example about how rational thought/facts/logic/etc can harm your faith.