Grunt

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    Fountain pen frenzy thread

    That's tiny.
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    Partial Believers place

    That's best. Most members will be very respectful of that. They were with me. However, you have to understand that the missionaries "job" is to lead people to Christ through baptism. You may get the current pair to lay off, but 6 weeks later if they swap out you'll have a new pair. It didn't bother me and I was pretty firm with them, but I have no problem with confrontation. I can see how this could be an issue for some.
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    The Corona Virus

    New phone, who dis?
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    The Corona Virus

    This pushed me to finish my preps, at least. I now have about 4 years of water, including filtration. I love my bunker.
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    Partial Believers place

    You sound like me, several years ago. I have a HUGE thread in this group about it. Study and prayer helped me through, but to answer your question: there is really a place for anyone here, providing they don't actively speak out against the Church and Prophet. If they have a sincere desire to learn, regardless whether or not they agree, there is a seat for you. Eventually, most of it made sense to me. Some of it still doesn't, but I believe it will in time. Whether I "agree" with everything or not, my life has been blessed through making and keeping covenants, even the ones I don't truly understand.
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    The Corona Virus

    With the incubation period and transmission rate, it has the potential to get bad. I'm pretty comfortable in my bunker, though.
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    New Handbook

    Sure, but neither do we want people who have committed these sins to ignore the path to forgiveness. Why are sins ranked by severity, beyond the leader's need to guide a member through repentance?
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    Church resources on transgender folks

    This is over the line I draw. Not everything has value, nor will I pretend it does.
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    New Handbook

    I agree. It becomes clearer to me the further down the rabbit hole you go. I think the Honor Code hubbub at BYU is what cleared it up for me. Is a boy and a girl kissing an abomination unto God? It's not an Honor Code violation, correct? Yet two boys or two girls doing it is the same thing? It just isn't.
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    Songs that Don't Make Sense

    If making fun of KISS is Church culture, I'm having my records removed.
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    New Handbook

    There are numerous reports of Honor Code Office supposed verification, and a very vague Tweet from BYU.
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    New Handbook

    A video was released today showing a supposed professor at BYU announcing to his class that due to the Handbook changes same-sex dating is now allowed on campus and is no longer an Honor Code violation. As someone not familiar with BYU or the Honor Code, thoughts? https://youtu.be/p4gTHBP-Vv4
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    New Handbook

    No mortal is perfect. That's why we strive to be better. Most of us are trying their best. It's called "growth" or "progression". If someone thinks they're good enough then they aren't improving.
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    New Handbook

    Good enough for what? You're never "good enough". That's the whole point.
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    New Handbook

    Any time I get a notification that @Vort quoted me I get nervous. Related, I've seen a handful of people today claiming that people need to complain more because that's what forced this policy change.
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    New Handbook

    Interesting. I think many Saints aren't hard enough on themselves when it comes to following the Prophet or keeping their covenants.
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    New Handbook

    Agreed.
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    New Handbook

    Me too, but I think the whole theme is to make people feel welcome, even if they can't be members or fully enjoy the gifts given of God. To me, though, changing names and pronouns seems like willful disobedience. Same with same-sex marriage.
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    New Handbook

    Again, with Christ-like ministering, so what? All that is doing is respecting someone's wishes on matters that have nothing to do with doctrine. I'm extremely hardline and would rather the Church not make these changes. HOWEVER, I don't disagree that they are the proper way to do things, even thought it's a hard pill for me to swallow. I think they're in line with Christ's loving ministry, and that's not easy for me to say.
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    New Handbook

    I don't agree with that at all. The handbook very plainly states that they oppose transitioning in any form. They also say that regardless what you call yourself, you are your birth sex. They just allow you to participate in ordinances that have nothing to do with gender. Why wouldn't they?
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    New Handbook

    How can you sustain and follow a modern prophet yet not care what he says?
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    New Handbook

    I don't think it's getting more progressive at all, although I really used to think that. I think it's getting more in tune with the letter of the law and not the perception of the law. It seems to me as though they are removing some of the restrictions that are due to the "feelings" about something and looking at it as through "does this literally violate God's law". The handbook makes NO bones about what is or isn't right. They completely shot the "well, The Proclamation says gender" in the foot.
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    Executive Secretary

    Probably. The more I read the handbook and other documents, it does seem as though things would run much smoother if the executive secretary at the very least keeps up with the schedule, given his duties on the council as well.
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    Executive Secretary

    The Stake President said his Executive Secretary runs his schedule, yet every time he's wanted to speak to me he's called me himself.