Maureen

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    Maureen reacted to prisonchaplain in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    I just hope I haven't come close to breaking the internet by invoking the M-word (monotheism) . . .
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    Maureen reacted to Scott in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    I don't think I'd agree.  
    The definition of monotheism is the believe that there is only one god.
    We are more henotheistic than monotheistic. 
    Even in our more modern teaching manuals, it says that there is more than one god.
    See here from the latest Teachings of the Presidents of the Church-John Taylor, which was covered only a few years ago.
    Lesson 1, the Origin and Destiny of Mankind:
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/teachings-john-taylor/chapter-1?lang=eng
    In another point of view, we look at him as emanating from the Gods—as a God in embryo—as an eternal being who had an existence before he came here, and who will exist after his mortal remains are mingled and associated with dust, from whence he came, and from whence he will be resurrected and partake of that happiness for which he is destined, or receive the reward of his evil deeds, according to circumstances. …
    … What is [man]? He had his being in the eternal worlds; he existed before he came here. He is not only the son of man, but he is the son of God also. He is a God in embryo, and possesses within him a spark of that eternal flame which was struck from the blaze of God’s eternal fire in the eternal world, and is placed here upon the earth that he may possess true intelligence, true light, true knowledge,—that he may know himself—that he may know God—that he may know something about what he was before he came here—that he may know something about what he is destined to enjoy in the eternal worlds.
    That was just one example out of many, but is enough to exclude us from being monotheistic.   We may only worship one God, but we believe that others exist and that more will exist.    That makes us henotheistic.   By definition, monotheists only believe that only one god exists.  
     
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    Maureen reacted to anatess2 in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    Trinitarians and Hindus are completely different.  Trinity and Trimurti are not comparable.  Trinitarians do not believe in any way at all that the Trinity are 3 separate individual deities with different attitudes, etc.  The Trinity is One God.  The Trimutri is 3 gods.  The Trinity is not 3 Beings united by a universal constant.  The Trinity is One Entity.
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    Maureen reacted to Jamie123 in I despise the loathsome Salt Lake Tribune   
    Does it ever have stories as surprising as this one?

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    Maureen reacted to prisonchaplain in The Ensign and the Watchtower   
    So funny...because you are further apart from them than from traditional Christianity. Let's take a look:
    Trinity? JW would say it's too polytheistic. LDS would say it's too rigid in its understanding of God being one.
    Christmas? JW would say it's origins are in Paganism. LDS would hand me a Christmas choir CD.
    American Constitution? JW would say it, like all earthly governments, comes from the Devil. LDS would say it's inspired.
    Alcohol? JW would endorse it in moderation. LDS would invoke modern prophecy to oppose it.
    Pop singers. Donny and Marie vs. Prince ... it's probably time to stop, now.
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    Maureen reacted to zil in Is it really coming to this?   
    In case my drawing skills are too poor, or the logo too unfamiliar....

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    Maureen got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Christ Child: A Nativity Story   
    I looked to see if anyone had mentioned this video yet and it looks like this is the first one. 
    About once a year the Missionaries will give my husband and me a call to make an appt for a visit. We tell them they are welcome to come over for a visit but we let them know a head of time on where we stand with the Church and our beliefs or non-beliefs. They say they will come over but never do. About 2 weeks they called to say they would like to visit and they ACTUALLY CAME OVER. There were 3 Missionaries, one from Utah, one from South Carolina and the 3rd one from Calgary. 🤔 The "Calgarian" was still waiting for his Visa to come through so he could serve in Australia. We did a little bit of "religion" talking, but also talked about guitars (playing musical unstruments in general), paintball and where we traveled to because of paintball. I even mentioned this forum and how there are nice people on this forum and also "not nice" people on this forum. 😉 We covered a few subjects while they visited and they were wonderful young men.
    Just when they were leaving they mentioned this video. It's all in Aramaic with no subtitles. It's a wonderful video. Enjoy.
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen reacted to Harrison in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    Yes, you're right. I was thinking the very same thing as I wrote.  I asked myself, "How is it, Harrison, that you find it easy to accept the possibility of one God instead of many or that God always existed, but difficult to comprehend some other doctrines?" And I confess that people were telling me such from a very early age.  So, I counseled myself that some other person such as @Maureen could just as easily perhaps accept the doctrines you (and @prisonchaplain ) have endeavored to explain to me. 
    So, I appreciate your patience with me, and taking a little extra time to share your beliefs. I hope my respect has been apparent.
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    Maureen got a reaction from prisonchaplain in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    There is no problem at all. Each person of the Trinity is God. Each person is distinct from the other. They are one divine God, they are Creator, Saviour and Comforter.
    M.
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    Maureen reacted to priesthoodpower in Itching Ears -- Alive and Well   
    Some men wont open up and just stay quiet with generic responses while relying on their better judgement.
    From an organizational standpoint, where there is smoke there is fire so I wouldnt be too worried that this particular person behaves this way but that many people behave this way when it comes to finding the reason they dont attend and/or left.
    Most of you that follow my posts in here know that I appear borderline anti-mormon when I am simply expressing my true feelings and questions about the church. Im just trying to find answers and make sense of my testimony in the gospel. I will NEVER open up like this to my local leaders or fellow members for fear of being labeled.
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    Maureen got a reaction from prisonchaplain in Not believing in the traditional Christ   
    There is no problem at all. Each person of the Trinity is God. Each person is distinct from the other. They are one divine God, they are Creator, Saviour and Comforter.
    M.
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    Maureen reacted to Jamie123 in Prince Andrew   
    If you had been brought up in England and your family was not particularly anti-monarchy then you would get it. To "Middle England" (by which I mean the conservative middle and upper-working classes) the royals are seen as a kind of extended family. People gossip/winge about them in the same sort of way they do about Uncle Jim or Aunt Jenny. (Right now Prince Andrew is the "disgraceful uncle" who's brought embarrassment on the rest of the family.) As a kid, listening to the way grown-ups talked about the royals, I sometimes vaguely felt they really were our relatives.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from zil in An inverstigator's questions I cannot answer   
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1975/12/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-happens-when-a-couple-gets-a-temple-divorce?lang=eng
    M.
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    Maureen reacted to mirkwood in Ward Boundary Changes   
    I like @Fether's strategy.  I've used it too.  I've been in a couple wards where the cliques were too deeply entrenched for it to succeed.  I'm fortunately in a fantastic ward now and have helped make sure that clique mentality gets stomped on.  Hard.
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    Maureen reacted to mirkwood in Ward Boundary Changes   
    If a move is not already in your plans that "option" is unreasonable.
    If you are in a ward full of jerks (BTDT) changing your attitude does not make them not jerks.
     
     
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    Maureen got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Christ Child: A Nativity Story   
    I looked to see if anyone had mentioned this video yet and it looks like this is the first one. 
    About once a year the Missionaries will give my husband and me a call to make an appt for a visit. We tell them they are welcome to come over for a visit but we let them know a head of time on where we stand with the Church and our beliefs or non-beliefs. They say they will come over but never do. About 2 weeks they called to say they would like to visit and they ACTUALLY CAME OVER. There were 3 Missionaries, one from Utah, one from South Carolina and the 3rd one from Calgary. 🤔 The "Calgarian" was still waiting for his Visa to come through so he could serve in Australia. We did a little bit of "religion" talking, but also talked about guitars (playing musical unstruments in general), paintball and where we traveled to because of paintball. I even mentioned this forum and how there are nice people on this forum and also "not nice" people on this forum. 😉 We covered a few subjects while they visited and they were wonderful young men.
    Just when they were leaving they mentioned this video. It's all in Aramaic with no subtitles. It's a wonderful video. Enjoy.
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Christ Child: A Nativity Story   
    I looked to see if anyone had mentioned this video yet and it looks like this is the first one. 
    About once a year the Missionaries will give my husband and me a call to make an appt for a visit. We tell them they are welcome to come over for a visit but we let them know a head of time on where we stand with the Church and our beliefs or non-beliefs. They say they will come over but never do. About 2 weeks they called to say they would like to visit and they ACTUALLY CAME OVER. There were 3 Missionaries, one from Utah, one from South Carolina and the 3rd one from Calgary. 🤔 The "Calgarian" was still waiting for his Visa to come through so he could serve in Australia. We did a little bit of "religion" talking, but also talked about guitars (playing musical unstruments in general), paintball and where we traveled to because of paintball. I even mentioned this forum and how there are nice people on this forum and also "not nice" people on this forum. 😉 We covered a few subjects while they visited and they were wonderful young men.
    Just when they were leaving they mentioned this video. It's all in Aramaic with no subtitles. It's a wonderful video. Enjoy.
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Christ Child: A Nativity Story   
    I looked to see if anyone had mentioned this video yet and it looks like this is the first one. 
    About once a year the Missionaries will give my husband and me a call to make an appt for a visit. We tell them they are welcome to come over for a visit but we let them know a head of time on where we stand with the Church and our beliefs or non-beliefs. They say they will come over but never do. About 2 weeks they called to say they would like to visit and they ACTUALLY CAME OVER. There were 3 Missionaries, one from Utah, one from South Carolina and the 3rd one from Calgary. 🤔 The "Calgarian" was still waiting for his Visa to come through so he could serve in Australia. We did a little bit of "religion" talking, but also talked about guitars (playing musical unstruments in general), paintball and where we traveled to because of paintball. I even mentioned this forum and how there are nice people on this forum and also "not nice" people on this forum. 😉 We covered a few subjects while they visited and they were wonderful young men.
    Just when they were leaving they mentioned this video. It's all in Aramaic with no subtitles. It's a wonderful video. Enjoy.
    M.
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    Maureen got a reaction from NeuroTypical in The Christ Child: A Nativity Story   
    I looked to see if anyone had mentioned this video yet and it looks like this is the first one. 
    About once a year the Missionaries will give my husband and me a call to make an appt for a visit. We tell them they are welcome to come over for a visit but we let them know a head of time on where we stand with the Church and our beliefs or non-beliefs. They say they will come over but never do. About 2 weeks they called to say they would like to visit and they ACTUALLY CAME OVER. There were 3 Missionaries, one from Utah, one from South Carolina and the 3rd one from Calgary. 🤔 The "Calgarian" was still waiting for his Visa to come through so he could serve in Australia. We did a little bit of "religion" talking, but also talked about guitars (playing musical unstruments in general), paintball and where we traveled to because of paintball. I even mentioned this forum and how there are nice people on this forum and also "not nice" people on this forum. 😉 We covered a few subjects while they visited and they were wonderful young men.
    Just when they were leaving they mentioned this video. It's all in Aramaic with no subtitles. It's a wonderful video. Enjoy.
    M.