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  1. VelvetShadow

    Moral support/advice needed (chastity)

    I am allowed to have an opinion and I am allowed to give that opinion in an open forum. Freedom of speech is a real thing 😀
  2. I actually 100% agree with President Hinckley on this, soda is bad enough for you but caffeinated soda is even worse. If the Word of wisdom is against coffee and tea I don't think it gives people a free pass to drink coke or Pepsi. I thought the prophets were supposed to give us guidance and understanding of the Scriptures, if a prophet said don't drink caffeinated soda on national television, and you believe you are part of the true church, then seriously people, don't drink it. I found it on youtube if anyone wants to see it, its just a 30 second clip where he confirms no caffeinated soda I'm sure you could find the whole interview if you wanted to.
  3. VelvetShadow

    Setting aside the church to keep a career?

    I didn't for a second think the OPs opinion of working on Sundays was the LDS church opinion, I was of the understanding that is was her own opinion, and my response was to her opinion.
  4. VelvetShadow

    Setting aside the church to keep a career?

    As much as it is ideal to be in church every Sunday, the world we live in doesn't allow for it. Imagine the chaos that would occur if it did. Firefighters, police and emergency medical staff, the list of jobs that are required by the world 7 days a week is massive. To think that everyone can get to church every Sunday and it is unethical if they don't is very naive in my view. I wouldn't judge a father or a mother for going to work on Sunday, especially if the job they are doing is vital to keep the society we live in running smoothly. They need to look after their family, I don't think a loving God would judge them for that.
  5. VelvetShadow

    Moral support/advice needed (chastity)

    Sorry if I said the wrong thing, I just didn't want this young man to lose his education because of one mistake.
  6. I don't understand what the picture of an actress looking quite silly has to do with 'blossom in the gospel'? what got me triggered was the fact that a few of you were OBVIOUSLY making a joke at my expense, which @Maureen confirmed for me. I am not an identity thief and I really take offence at the insinuation that I am, very christian of you, thanks.
  7. All I saw was a few of you saying the same sort of thing and due to the photo of that actress from Big Bang that you posted it was made quite obvious to me that it was all some sort of joke at my expense, I didn't have a clue what any of you were on about until @Maureen spelled it out to me, I just knew it was unkind, mean and nasty. You don't have to be a genius to work out when people are making fun of you, even if you don't understand the joke. And just because you explain your view of something to me (which I really appreciate by the way) that does not mean I'm going to change my view and all of a sudden agree with you. 'something is not afoot' because I don't agree with your point of view, thats ridiculous. Let me know if you need a tin foil hat to go with your conspiracy theory My name is Ann and I am looking at this faith because I feel God wants me to do so. Nice to meet you.
  8. VelvetShadow

    Moral support/advice needed (chastity)

    Tell your girlfriend about your religious beliefs and how much they mean to you and stop having pre-marital sex. I don't understand why you would have to leave school for confessing a sin to your bishop, seems a bit harsh. If you are that worried about your education being jeopardised maybe just repent quietly on your own. But tell your girlfriend you think pre-marital sex was a mistake and you really want something more meaningful with her. She might welcome the idea to learn about your faith
  9. Yes that is definitely me! That is how God made me , and I do read every word of everything I sign, drives my husband nuts BUT it has saved us a small fortune on a number of occasions!
  10. Well I didn't understand it at all, I just knew it was meant to be unkind, so it certainly seemed like an inside joke to me. And again thank you for your compassion, you have been very kind to me and helpful and actually answered a lot of my questions, I really do appreciate it.
  11. Thanks for saying so, I appreciate it but @Maureen does agree with me that there is a joke at my expense and even spelled out what it was. I don't think I'm being paranoid here.
  12. thank you I have actually been doing just that
  13. I will do what I feel God wants me to do, and I will still study this faith, but perhaps I should start to study others at the same time, then in prayer I can ask God which way he wants me to go.
  14. The thing is you are basing that faith leap on the assumption that the mormon church is the true church. Thats a circular argument in my opinion. I need evidence of that claim before blindly agreeing to something I am not allowed to have all the facts about first. Because as ut stands now from my point of view the mormon church IS the arm of the flesh, thats why you study something, to find out if its claims are true. I believe the Lord is asking me to find my true spiritual home, the right church for me to join. I will find it, perhaps it is the mormon church and perhaps it is not. I will only work it out from study and prayer. And if there is something that doesn't sit right with me that I can't reconcile and stops me joining then thats ok.
  15. What? Just for the record everyone my name is Ann, Ann with no E, not that it is anyones business. My nickname as a child was velvet so thats why I chose my online name. Thank you for shedding some light on what is going on though, I knew there was some sort of joke happening at my expense And a few of you do seem to have inside jokes with each other in the forums, I assumed that was what you were doing at my expense with the silly photo you posted.