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by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Body Positivity"
Replies: 28
Views: 627

Re: "Body Positivity"

Lemarque wrote: February 4th, 2023, 8:34 pm
Reluctant Watchman wrote: February 4th, 2023, 9:29 am Probably a good place for this… the past few months have put me squarely in the “Overweight” category. Need to get moving.
I had no idea you had gotten up over 140...
5 ft and lovin’ it. :)
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude

I have no idea what you are talking about, as I do not concur in the least bit. I'm sure you think you have some idea of what you want to say. Let's leave it at that. I’m actually amazed that I’m not on your foe list yet. Maybe I can still make a good impression. :) I guess it depends on whether yo...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Temple Interview
Replies: 62
Views: 1685

Re: Temple Interview

In early 2019 or 2020, (I believe), the wording was changed concerning the law of chastity. It used to be no sexual relations with someone who is not your legally and lawfully wedded wife/husband. Each gender took this commitment individually. Now all participants take the commitment together with ...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude

edgoble123 wrote: February 4th, 2023, 5:39 pm I have no idea what you are talking about, as I do not concur in the least bit. I'm sure you think you have some idea of what you want to say. Let's leave it at that.
I’m actually amazed that I’m not on your foe list yet. Maybe I can still make a good impression. :)
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 4:40 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I've made my point Reluctant, you can just keep quoting websites and GA's I quoted the full resources of the handbook which is official policy. Don't care about (Evidences and Reconciliations, 2:86.) or Lynn Robbins.............................................. you just keep reconfirming my earlier...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 4:36 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

And even more in general convergence and the Ensign: Elder Lynn Robbins, April 2005: "Is there a level of poverty so low that sacrifice should not be expected or a family so destitute that paying tithing should cease to be required? Like the widow, if a destitute family is faced with the decisi...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 4:35 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

LDS CHURCH Handbook 34.3.1 Tithing Tithing is the donation of one-tenth of one’s income to God’s Church (see Doctrine and Covenants 119:3–4; interest is understood to mean income ). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/general-handbook/34-finances-and-audits?lang=eng Here it is again, D...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 4:24 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." I guess we all have our own way of defining things. :) “Clinton admitted in taped grand jury testimony on August 17, 1998, that he had engaged in an "improper physical relationship" with Lewinsky. That evening he gave a ...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 4:20 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

OK words from the HOLY handbook Note: income or interest is never defined and the statements then derive to increase. PERIOD. Not even an attempt to define it. and it declares that not everyone has need to pay tithes either. You are attaching yourself to improper definitions, which abound, but are ...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Temple Interview
Replies: 62
Views: 1685

Re: Temple Interview

I did a google search: Why are LDS temple so expensive?

Not a single result going to the church website.
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 3:51 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

you didn't quote the church, you quoted some GA's. church defines income as increase or interest as determined by you and the Lord. That is the formal guidance. If you are so inclined feel free to follow every whim of a GA, like those you quoted. I asked for Official LDS quotes. I got none. Just ta...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: My new Youtube Channel- Latter-day Dude

What is your view of the Brethren, just so we can understand your perspective? I don’t care to debate the point, just to know where you stand. It really gets to the heart of a lot of things and helps me know where I should or shouldn’t spend my time. Most know that I not only do not speak evil of t...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 3:02 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I have also never tried to elevate myself. You can’t even give me an honest answer about tithing, so it’s pointless to discuss that with you. Those verses in 2 Nephi 28 were condemning your leaders. They are grinding the face of the poor. I’m honestly surprised that you still read threads from a he...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 1:39 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

In the list of words associated with Emma, you can find the source I used here: https://salemthoughts.com/Topics/A_Voice_of_Innocence.pdf I’m curious how people think she felt as she used many of these very descriptive words. How do you think she would have felt upon learning that Joseph’s supposed ...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 1:33 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

Did it have to? Nope. I can see how a person could approach any of these words with a sense of bitterness. I do think, in some way, that righteous indignation is something that happens to people. I’m not saying that I do that at all, but if you study the words in scripture, God executes his vengean...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 1:26 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I’ve noticed an interesting trend as I read posts from friends and people on the forum. When they quote the prophets they say we should simply focus on “loving others” and be careful not to say anything that offends or criticizes, that we should not find fault with others. I’ve been labeled many ti...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Body Positivity"
Replies: 28
Views: 627

Re: "Body Positivity"

Probably a good place for this… the past few months have put me squarely in the “Overweight” category. Need to get moving. TBH, BMI charts are horrendously inaccurate. Remember Dennis Rodman? I recall in the early 90s when Time magazine had him in shorts, shirtless, no their cover with his nearly p...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:27 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

We’re not talking about the same things here. I’m not talking about people that sin. I’m talking about wickedness vs righteousness. God will never make sin “right.” He makes sinners right. You were wrong once. Now you are right... if you believe. Read what I said again. God will not change sin into...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:23 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

Determining what is right or wrong may be a part of that journey, but it isn't the end goal and if we get too focused on what is "right" or what is "wrong" we miss the point that God can make what is wrong right. We’re not talking about the same things here. I’m not talking abou...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:21 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

Determining what is right or wrong may be a part of that journey, but it isn't the end goal and if we get too focused on what is "right" or what is "wrong" we miss the point that God can make what is wrong right. We’re not talking about the same things here. I’m not talking abou...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:09 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I think life happens in stages. Luckily we’re not asked to do anything unpleasant for too long. Eventually someone else takes the baton. For a while, I felt pulled toward warning people about things (like harmful homosexuality becoming normalized, church financial corruption, abortion facts, etc.)....
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 12:02 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I really hope, those of you who sit on self appointed seats of judgement and accusation, that your own lives are in order and beyond reproach. The Lord’s sceptre of judgement will come down heavily upon those who spend their lives judging and accusing others - especially if they themselves are not ...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 11:57 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I don't read your essays, so I don't know what you do don't say. I'm also not saying we can't preach against going astray. It is the intent and pureness of our heart as we do so that matters - and not the "I"m right" "you're wrong." The purpose is to establish righteousness...
by Reluctant Watchman
February 4th, 2023, 11:50 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”
Replies: 70
Views: 1290

Re: “Your constant cynicism, accusatory tone, and subtle insinuations are tiresome…”

I really hope, those of you who sit on self appointed seats of judgement and accusation, that your own lives are in order and beyond reproach. The Lord’s sceptre of judgement will come down heavily upon those who spend their lives judging and accusing others - especially if they themselves are not ...