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    The Shack

    Has anyone read this book? I have very mixed feelings on it. I really was bothered by the author alluding to god having no gender. Its very anti organized religion but it still had good things about it. Anyone else have anything to say about it?
  2. I have made the decision that I want to serve a mission. My family is supportive and thrilled about it as is my bishop and other members of my ward but...I have recieved some negative comments about sister missionaries from actual missionaries in the field right now and it angers me. This perticular elder said and I quote "Sister missionaries are just hungry husband hunters" That isn't the first negative comment I've heard but its one of the most irrating to say the least. What are your guys thoughts and oppionions on this especially those of you that have already served missions.
  3. I love music and I strive hard to listen to clean uplifting music. Its something that is very important to me. Alot of the musid I listen to is Christian music. Uplifting music that is by musicians who are not LDS generally. I've had alot of member tell me I shouldn't listen to it because its 'apostate' but I completely disagree! Its unfair to call it 'apostate' cause these people don't even know what the apostasy is! I've come across some amazing songs that really have incredible messages...why should I disregard what they have to say simply because they don't know the whole story? Alot of the times I find they write songs about things they don't even fully understand things that so strongly apply to the gospel. I embrace it and I've been told I really shouldn't. What do you guys think? I would really like to know your thoughts and feelings about this.
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    Whats so wrong with christian music???

    wow I like all the discussion that this topic has caused! I will admit there is some supposed christian music that I avoid because it doesn't give me a good feeling. the times I feel the spirit the strongest is yes in our churches or the temple and there is no riffting guitars involved but still I don't see whats wrong with enjoying contemporary christian music for entertainment...its better then listening to the increasingly filthy music that is out there.
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    Temple water is blue??

    I will :)
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    New Elders

    yeah its always fun messing with the new guy. LOL!
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    negativity towards Sister Missionaries

    He's a cool guy but that was an ignorant comment. The reason he said it is cause there is a girl in the mish who hits on all the elders. I talked to my bishop and he said its completely false. He was real supportive of me serving. I know I will be a good missionary. I've always it was for me.
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    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

    I really was fascinated by this movie. It wasn't about glorifying any religion really it was more about our freedom to pursure truth even in the face of science. I also liked that it wasn't an anti science movie either,It showed alot of respect for science and the men who helped discover its important factors. It was wrong so wrong what happened to those men and women who simply wanted their god given right to free oppionion. It was almost scary seeing how much power those universities and organizations have! I never knew their influence was that steep. This was a very eye opening movie.
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    The Best Two Years

    I love this movie! I laughed and cried when I watched it! Good stuff!!
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    Temple water is blue??

    this is a funny really random discussion. haha. I've never stopped to really focus on the color of the water in the font. I guess I'm alot more focused on the spirit and how much I love being there but I'm doing baptisms this weekend and after reading this post I'm gonna look at the water just to see if its blue. haha.
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    Divorce & Remarriage

    My parents are Divorcing and my sweet bishop tried to help them as much as he could to not divorce. It really saddened him but my parents choices are the reason for the ending of their marriage. Its sad and its hard but I think Heavenly father knows when its just to much for a person to take especially when spousal abuse is a facor. I think what the general authorities want to convey is that marriages on the brink of falling apart can be saved and healed through the power of the gospel and its message. Yes divorce happens even in the church and its sad but I just think they want us to see that we should fight to make marriages work and do all that we can do before we come to that painful decison. My mom fought for her marriage for 15 years even through abuse and infidelity she still tried and tried but my dad didn't try he gave into his pride and thats why they are getting a divorce. My bishop knows she tried and I'm 100% sure heavenly father knows how much she tried. I believe in the next life although there will be consequences for ones actions there still will be healing and an oppurtunity for my family to be whole again. We are still an eternal family and we always will be. I think one of the saddest things my fatehr is going to have to face in the next life is the reality that he took his eternal family for granted again and again. He's gonna see how much he hurt the people who loved him and that is going to the worst pain of all for him. Its hard in this church to face divorce especially because of how entirely family orriented the gospel is but I believe my parents divorce is just another trial and adversity that I can draw strength from. Its painful but it can still make me a better person in the end because thats how merciful my father in heaven is. He takes the pain and sadness of our trials and heals us when we let him in and share it all with him. He makes everything whole again even the scars of divorce.
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    Can you use the Priesthood to bless animals?

    I think that preisthood power can do anything. If it is the power and source by which the earth was formed and moses parted the red sea then the healing of an aminal would be small stuff in comparison. I think animals are highly aware of spiritual power...I think they feel it which would explain the dogs that seemed to be requesting blessings. I've never heard of the blessing of animals before this thread but I believe its possible because like I said with that divine power all things are possible.
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    Whats so wrong with christian music???

    I have deep love and respect for our sacred hymns. I know they are powerful VERY powerful but when I just want to have fun and relax I'm obviously not gonna be apt to listen a hymn but I think choosing uplifting christian music is a good alternative to listening to secular music that centers around all the things I'm trying to avoid in my life. My favorite band has a song called "Million Voices" and yes its a rock song but its inspired by 1 peter 2:9 and it has an amazing message for the the youth of this generation!! (I have a video of them performing it live acoustic on my page if you wanna hear it) I feel like just because a person is not LDS does not mean they don't hold on to some incredible truths and alot of the christian artists I listen to write some incredible songs. I don't catagorize them with our hymns but I still enjoy them and draw meaning and hope from them. I don't think thats a bad thing.
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    Hi I'm Sasha <3

    I should have joined this forum a long time ago! I'm on another forum and I am the olny LDS person on there completely and its getting really annoying having everything I say discounted simply because I'm its nice to be somewhere that I belong I live about 30 minutes from Nauvoo,My family is big (not that, that is uncommon in this setting haha) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being lds more then anything! Oh yes and I'm preparing to serve a mission when I turn 21 and I'm real excited about that
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    Where are you from?

    I'm from Iowa. I live about 30 minutes from Nauvoo. I was born in Chicago. I love that city!!
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    "Tuesdays with Morrie"

    I enjoyed this book. It made me cry. he had alot of wisdom.
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    The Kolob Theorem: A Mormon's View of God's Starry Universe

    I would love to read this book! I'm fasinated by Kolob! I love learning more about it.
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    Stephenie Meyers - Twilight Series

    I love Twilight!! I've read all the books. I think its awesome the Stephanie Meyer is an active member of the church. Her book 'the host' really makes her faith apparent. She alludes to alot of gospel principals in that book. She's a talented author and Twilight has become a world of its own. My friends and I can talk about it for hours! haha.
  19. I was wondering if we can do work for someone who was a close family friend but was not infact a biological family member. Her name was Lauretta she was really special to my family and she died of Cancer about 7 years ago. My whole family wants her work done and I want to be one who does it. Can it be done? does anyone what the limitations are and such??
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    Whats so wrong with christian music???

    i like christian rock in alot of ways i think its better then secular rock. I really like bands like skillet,red,anberlin,relient k,TFK,fireflight,and Kutless. I love kutless! They are lds too they just dont know it yet! lol
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    Sealing to abusive parent?

    I'm so sorry you've had to deal with abuse from a parent. I know how you feel cause I've experienced it from my dad. Its very painful but I believe that in the next life things will be better. We will know alot more there then we ever could here. I still want to stay sealed to my dad even though he hurt me because I love him and I'm doing my best to learn to forgive him. He betrayed his role as the patriarch of our home and as a priesthood holder. He will be held accountable for that but I still want to be with him forever.
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    Can temple work be done for non family members?

    oddly enough her family is all passed. Her mom,dad, and sister. She doesn't really have anymore immediate family.
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    Whats so wrong with christian music???

    Yes they can be anti. I've seen it before and its hurtful. My favorite band ever is BarlowGirl. They are christian and seriously I wish they could get a b.o.m or somethings cause they are so LDS in the way that they dress,talk,carry themselves,and the incredible songs they write! If they went all anti it would break m y heart!!!
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    Word of Wisdom: a Temporal or Eternal law?

    thats a good question but for now my biggest concern are the things I've been asked of during this life and one of those is the keeping of the word of wisdom. If the lord has asked it of me I will try my very hardest to obey because he always knows whats best in any and all situations.
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    Is there proof?

    If you had proof you wouldn't need faith which completely defeat that purpose of this life. Life has to lived by faith and all spiritual things of great signifigance like gaining a testimony of the scriptures require faith. there is no way around it.