"I'm a member as well, but not in the Elder's Quorum. I'm in the High Priests group, but serve in the primary until Sunday when I'll be serving in the young men.
I'm not sure how your question applies to the conversation at…"
"You're discounting the legitimate amount of female missionaries the LDS church sends out, not just to Temple Square or the visitors centers, but into some "interesting" neighborhoods as well.
Honestly, I think your statement is just…"
"Look, guys, RJ has a point. When most people think Mormon, they think of the full-time missionaries. Frankly, having been one myself, they aren't all that manly. We may have thought we were, but not in many of the ways that matter. There could…"
"In light of the recent posts, I thought this bit that I wrote recently on facebook might be worth adding to the discussion:
I wanted to share this in church today, but didn't get the chance.
I had a colleague who was upset that the LDS church…"
"I agree with the sentiment you're talking about here. Those of us who can gather still should, in my opinion. The purpose doesn't seem to be to allow us to "relax" in the gospel even more, but to give more people the opportunity…"
"I'm in the bishopric of my ward. So far, we haven't received these kinds of mandates in our area (Las Vegas). On the other hand, I have been involved in asking people to do things beyond what they believe they can do. I have gone to my…"
"Brigham City was done by Richard Dutcher who was LDS at the time.
Personal favorite is actually Kirby Heyborne's stuff. I like The Best Two Years and Saints and Soldiers although some may argue that's not technically a Mormon…"
"I'm not quite in the 40's bracket that you were looking for, but I would argue that if you can afford it (the key idea that could have kept us out of our current fiscal crisis) and it's something that won't get out of your head…"
"That is why it's such a danger now, but I think the problem stems from the way it enforces a certain way of looking at women. Porn supports the concept of women as objects designed to satisfy our whims and urges, and pretty much nothing more.…"
"I think what I'm getting at is that if the founder of a philosophy is so wrong, then why would you want to follow that philosophy.
Another thing that I wonder about is where you're getting some of your information. I've heard a…"
"I am not asking you to justify rape . I am just telling you why rape occurs.
It seems to me that you are looking for causes not to justify rape and I am telling you causes of rape. So we too cannot chat since our objectives are different.
"Dominance theory? You mentioned in your other post and here (with the face slapping) that your justification for rape is when a girl shuts down a man's advances. That isn't dominance. That's a f'ing coward who can't take a…"
i had just introduced myself in the introduction forum and immediately the context of rape comes in as a welcome speech. i am really glad to be greeted that way. this shows the kind of manliness practiced in this forum in a pretty much comprehensive manner. i was told how indian men should think about women, how real men think about women etc. etc. now let us examine this question of rape in detail : why men rape ?the answer i have got is dominance theory so far. now let's examine this theory…See More
"Cool! I went to a counselor to save my troubled marriage (to no avail) and continued to see her for another two years until she finally admitted: I really don't understand where you are coming from or how I can help you. Freak flags…"