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  1. 1 minute ago, LiterateParakeet said:

    @Grunt, I don't personally carry, and I am pretty Liberal, BUT I totally understand where you are coming from on this.  I love your analogy to the first aid kit.  Honestly, if that happened in my ward, I would be relieved to know that one of the good guys had a weapon.  Things could have been so much worse than they were. 

    Yeah because every one with a gun starts shooting at one guy with a gun results in less people being hurt. Nonsense 

  2. 17 minutes ago, Grunt said:

    It rarely happens.  However, it happened to him.  I've never needed a first aid kit hiking, either.  I still carry one.  The list of precautions I choose to take or myself and my family is basically endless.

    Sorry to hear you need a gun to feel able to protect yourself and your family. You must live in a bad neighbourhood or have dodgy friends. 

  3. 18 hours ago, mrmarklin said:

    You are active by the Church’s own definition. 

    Dont let the naysayers of this forum discourage you. Your activity will increase gradually as you start taking your children to their classes. The very fact that you are trying is enough. The idea that you are becoming unworthy is from Satan. 


    You are making progress , keep the faith. 

    Thank you bro 

  4. 6 hours ago, mordorbund said:

    If you're feeling judged in this thread, please remember that your OP was asking for judgment.

    If you're feeling judged at church, my experience has been that most people are too busy taking care of their own families to examine the room and see who takes the sacrament and who doesn't. That's not to say they don't care if you don't attend your meetings. I wouldn't be surprised if the elders quorum presidency has counciled together on how they can better serve you.


  5. 2 hours ago, Overwatch said:

    Hey Lee

    Well you are inactive for sure. You didn't post what you are doing wrong (if anything) I mean besides your lying, mostly just posted what you are not doing. If this is all of it then all of these have an easy remedy; just do them. Not really much else to say. Not sure if you are planning on changing or even why you asked everyone and posted your personal life on the web (if this is genuine) 

    Lee if you are willing to lie to the bishop then you definitely will lie to us my friend. You seem to want to change, so change... really that simple.

    Anyway, we all love you. Have a great week.

    Because I don't care no one knows me, my name isn't even Lee :o 

    And I don't lie to the bishop outright it is more of a half truth I tell him. If only life was as easy as just do it... 

  6. 7 hours ago, omegaseamaster75 said:

    Bad news @Lee Your inactive.

    This does not mean that you don't have a testimony, or feel close to Christ or live in a manner becoming a member of the church you're just not an active participant in the gospel. How can you be when you don't accept callings, pay your tithing, lie to your bishop, etc. etc.

    I think we are active in the gospel I live by the standards and use the gospel to guide me. I use my priesthood a good amount and that is my favourite part of being LDS.  I don't do all the detailed things I should but that doesn't mean I am inactive. 

  7. 3 hours ago, anatess2 said:

    This is your choice.  It is not a necessity.  Many lawyers and doctors paid their way through college and came out with very minimal, if any, debt.

    Saying you would always put your kids first is very noble.  But it's not ideal.  The balanced cycle of life is that you put your kids first until they are adults and the wheel turns such that the transition starts for the responsibility to transfer from the parents to the kids.  This is what's necessary - that stage for the development of the kids into responsibility taking on more of the burden of the family - as it prepares them for parenting BEFORE they become parents.  Then the wheel keep turning such that by the time the parents get older the kids fully take on the responsibility of the family which includes, not just their own children, but also the elderly.

     The culture of big families show this in stark relief.  Children start to take on responsibility very early - taking over the care of the younger siblings including helping to pay for their education.  As families become smaller, the culture started to shift such that parents treat their kids as special treasures that can't just be thrown to the world to fend for themselves because, if that kid fails, that's it.  There's no other children to share the burden of the family.  Unfortunately, this also causes children to not be sufficiently prepared for responsibility.

     But I'm talking ideological socio-cultural generalities.  Not individual adaptation.  You do you.

    My parents never saved for me to go to college probably because they were uneducated and didn't value education. However, I still financially provide for them now they are retired. Even though, I had to put myself through college to be able to now provide for them. 

  8. 11 hours ago, Jane_Doe said:

    On a different note, @Lee I see in your OP here you listed a bunch of outward actions.  Now, how about the inward?  How is your relationship with God?  Are you nurturing and strengthening your relationship with Him-- is that love your top priority, or has it kind of gotten back burnered lately?

    I pray every day and I fast often. I feel like I have the spirit with me. I could put more effort into strengthening my relationship with God but I am in a good place spiritually I know that. 

  9. 11 hours ago, LiterateParakeet said:

    in my opinion, you are also lying to yourself about your activity in the church.  I would not call you active, and I don't think you really have a testimony.  Who am I to say that?  Well, you asked us our opinion, and that is my opinion.  

    I have a strong testimony of the gospel, I may not have a lot of faith that I will receive blessings if I do certain things, that is one reason I don't wear the garments or attend the temple or pay a full-tithe. I do have a strong testimony though