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  2. Sunday21

    New boss

    I teach UNI students who are required to give a presentation in front of the class. I have seen waaaay worse than this! I often have to tell, especially female students to unwrap themselves. They can twist their legs around themselves and their arms around their torso and still remain upright!
  3. Anddenex

    Advice for a Gospel Doctrine Teacher

    This is exactly what we have been encouraged to do.
  4. Anddenex

    Advice for a Gospel Doctrine Teacher

    First, engage the class with with what is called a learner readiness. Second, as has been taught for some time now teachers are there to teach people and not to teach a lesson. Teacher's are not there to "stand and deliver" (lecture) the class. Stand and deliver should be used sparingly. If you find you are the only one speaking for a long period of time you are missing the purpose of the Come Follow Me program. Third, study the material and be prepared to follow the Spirit, not a well planned lesson (stand and deliver). If teachers are thinking to themselves, "I want to teach this," then teachers might be in a position to quench the Spirit. There is a difference between following the Spirit and following a lesson. Have a plan, but follow the Spirit. Fourth, discover the principles that will apply to the class and then have them ready should the discussion lead that way. Fifth, remember teachers do not have to get through the "whole" lesson that was planned. If teachers find themselves thinking, "I have to get through my whole lesson plan," then you are teaching a lesson not people. The purpose is discussion. The purpose is to follow the Spirit. That means someone might make a comment that needs more time, or might take the discussion into a different direction that might be more beneficial to the class than the planned lesson.
  5. Jane_Doe

    New boss

    One of my past jobs was helping people with their public speaking skills. I've seen a LOT of strange ticks out there, way stranger than what you describe. They're all just facial/sound habits picked up from somewhere and don't really mean anything.
  6. Fether

    Censorship at its finest

    I have no doubt that both of you would feel the same way. You are both people of great integrity. (I'd say men of great integrity, but @mirkwood is going though a gender fluid phase.) However, I have grave concerns that in our highly partisan culture, many other conservatives would not feel the same. I know this is dead, but I wanted to drive the point home with this. Youtube censored a DNC candidate, whom Crowder does not agree with at all, and here he is making an hour-long video that he fears will be removed/blocked. The right voices are far more concerned about equality and freedom for all than the left voices are. The problem with politics expresses itself most on the left side of the aisle.
  7. Just_A_Guy

    Trudeau almost loses, has to form a minority government

    We’ll call it the “minority-face government”.
  8. anatess2

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    Ohh... you just jumped discussion trains... What you said is that anybody who tells you that LGBTQ is a whole lot more than just sex is indoctrinated or selling you something. But then you jumped to "We love our LGBTQ kids" is indoctrination and propaganda. Ok. I can jump trains too. Yes, anybody paying money for a billboard is running propaganda. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing. The Church have ads on billboards too - yes, they're propaganda, no that's not a bad thing. Ohhh... now so I'm indoctrinated. Hah hah. You really are something alright. I don't know. I criticize anybody and everybody except Senior Moderators on this forum because I'd rather be here than be banned. For now.
  9. Colirio

    Joseph was a bit of a jerk!

    😂 Mores, that was an ace response!
  10. The sign is pure propaganda. We don't have signs saying "We love our adulterous brothers". We don't have signs saying "We love our pedophilic brothers and sisters". All the sign signifies is indoctrination and propaganda that anyone who can't control their thoughts and feelings, that anyone who has unnatural proclivities should be coddled . . .except only a certain special group of individuals. It doesn't apply to anyone else . . .except a special group. I didn't say you were selling me something. I gave you 2 options. Figure out who you can not criticize and those are the people who hold the power.
  11. anatess2

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    How does loving anybody look like? Really? I'm selling you something? What, pray tell, am I selling you?
  12. No, I did not flinch at "loving" them. And please tell me just exactly does "loving" them look like. No, LGBTQ is only about sex. It has only to do with sex and anyone who claims else wise is either indoctrinated or selling you something.
  13. anatess2

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    Or lesbian or gay kids... you didn't flinch at that. You flinched at loving them. Uhmm no. LGBTQ is a WHOLE LOT MORE than just sex.
  14. ??? I did. I just don't see trans as a bigger deal than homosexual or lesbian. In fact, trans is simply the logical progression of not shutting down homosexuality. You can't stop trans. without stopping homosexuality. And there is another logical progression after trans. too. All of it the L, the B, the G, the Q, the T, etc. all of it has to deal with one thing, sex, doing it with whoever (or whatever) you feel and claiming you are whatever you feel you are (and by virtue mutilating your sexual organs, either chemically or surgically). But the nose of it all is homosexuality.
  15. anatess2

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    And I'll give you a response... you didn't flinch at trans kids either.
  16. NeuroTypical

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    So, I'd just like to remind us all of the site rules to which we all agreed, when joining the site. https://thirdhour.org/forums/announcement/1-third-hour-forum-rules-please-be-familiar-with-these-rules-before-posting/ Specifically,
  17. A while back we had some homeless people coming into our building while we were having sacrament mtg and they would go into the kitchen and prepare themselves a meal. Then they would pop popcorn in the microwave. Imagine sitting in the chapel and the smell of popcorn comes drifting in. And you thought the sacrament bread tasted good, this was down right distracting. This went on for about three weeks before we realized what was happening and told them they can't turn our church into a movie theater.
  18. Don't expect any outrage from a bunch of cucked wannabe Christians. I'll give you the same response that was given to me ----------------------- "*shrug*. God has a plan of happiness for us, but the old tactic of pointing at people doing differently, and yelling about sickness and things being despicable and whatnot, just isn't persuasive any more. We used to be preaching to the choir when we did that. Now we're in the minority, and your righteous indignation is worth exactly squat. It's not helping. It does nothing to persuade anyone about anything. Even though your indignation is certainly based on righteousness. If you're looking for an echo chamber to agree with you and help you feel not alone, I suppose there's nothing wrong with that. But if you're looking to make any sort of positive difference in the way the world is heading, you might want to re-think your tactics. Can you look at these three people (mother/father/child) as children of God, inheritors of a divine birthright, with the potential to become someone you might see in the temple some day? If not, you might want to do some thinking about the 2nd great commandment. How does God want you to love these, thy neighbors? ---------------------- Welcome to hell!
  19. No surprise . . .just have to check the main articles promoted and written by supposed Saints in certain locations. Give it another 10 years-gonna be fun!
  20. Mores

    New boss

    I'd second @Vort's assessment. Little things like that are not really "explainable". She got it from somewhere, or she developed it with some weird idea of what is "sophisticated" or "subtle-not subtle". Whatever it is, if she's the boss, well... you're kinda stuck seeing that. Be WARNED: If you spend too much time perseverating on it, you'll begin to display the same twitch. So, try to ingore it as much as possible.
  21. anatess2

    Church opposes anti conversion therapy bill

    KIDS. See... this just goes to show how culture has changed soooo much within 5 years that LDS folks didn't even flinch seeing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and especially TRANS to label KIDS. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-jury-rules-against-dad-trying-to-save-his-7-year-old-from-gender-transition
  22. Why not both? Our leaders tell us that the process of the brethren unifying behind something, whether it becomes revelation or policy, starts with a lot of study and prayer, then a lot of discussion, sometimes argument. Not that much of a stretch to think the brethren started with a bunch of legal and insurance analysis by lawyers and risk managers, throw in scriptural analysis, prayer, discussion, arguments, and eventually the minds of the brethren, led by the spirit after all that study and work, aligned on what we now see as a revised policy? That's what I was going to say. I'd mentioned before that I've prayed about the new policy. And I've personally gotten confirmation that it is inspired. (Not that this means everyone ought to believe my personal revelation.) I guess that makes me the mirror image of MoE. I disliked with the policy. But I DO believe it is inspired. Elder Bednar actually answered this question. He specifically talked about some advice your mother gave you that was a pearl of wisdom. And at the moment when you needed it for an important decision, it came up in your mind. Was it your mother's advice or was it the Spirit? His answer: Why can't it be both? If it is a wise decision overall, then it would be the decision that the Lord would want you to make. I guess people have the tendency to believe that "inspiration" is only the type where God is sitting on His throne and decides which prayer he's going to answer that day and specially pushes a button that dispenses an instruction to follow a certain route. While it CAN happen that way, I don't believe it happens that way for the vast majority of the time. I tend to think of inspiration more like sunlight. The power of truth and wisdom is always present. It is only a question of whether we'll focus on feeling the sun's warmth and/or looking for the light.
  23. Mores

    Joseph was a bit of a jerk!

    BAM!!! You're absolutely right. Boy did I get that mixed up. Nevermind. I don't know what I'm talking about. Carry on...
  24. *puts on mind reading hat* Should it just say "We love our kids"?
  25. If you really want to see me get up in arms about something, talk to me about use of the kitchen. I detest that policy. Funny story: for the Fourth of July this year, we had a pancake breakfast at our ward building. We cooked the bacon at the church (gasp...horror). Two hours after we left, the fire alarm went off. The bishop of the other ward got called in to assist the fire department and they could still smell the remnants of bacon. We got a pretty nasty e-mail about how we triggered the fire alarm by cooking bacon in the building. Here's the catch though...that was almost four months ago, and the fire alarm does. not. stop. We have to temporarily disable it every time we go into the building. The fire department has notified us that they will not respond to any alarms from our building until the issue is fixed. Still not fixed. Despite all this, we still are under scrutiny because, clearly, cooking bacon in the church broke the fire alarm. (I can't roll my eyes hard enough)
  26. Well, I don't know you personally. 😁 Why not both? Our leaders tell us that the process of the brethren unifying behind something, whether it becomes revelation or policy, starts with a lot of study and prayer, then a lot of discussion, sometimes argument. Not that much of a stretch to think the brethren started with a bunch of legal and insurance analysis by lawyers and risk managers, throw in scriptural analysis, prayer, discussion, arguments, and eventually the minds of the brethren, led by the spirit after all that study and work, aligned on what we now see as a revised policy? A policy instituted to help manage institutional risk, avoid accidents, proclaim peace... and accompanied by the understanding that not everyone will abide by it, and lives may be saved because of that fact . (I wonder if the policy against using meetinghouse kitchens to cook food was easier or harder...)
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