“Well, you guys make different judgements.”

Rusty - June 30, 2006

I went in for jury duty yesterday. I was asked a bunch of questions and in the end, to my relief, wasn’t selected. Since then I’ve been trying to figure out what it was that I said that could have made them reject me. The case was some guy suing for damages sustained in a car accident. The information they got from me was more demographic than anything else. Is it because I was white (the accident happened in a black neighborhood)? Is it because of my job? My education? My marital status? Who knows.
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The Church’s Rotation Causes Us To Miss Way Too Much!!!

Don - June 29, 2006

I’m so tired of our four year rotation schedule for Sunday School.  Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, D&C / Church History.  Why is the Church so bent on getting through these scriptures every four years?

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Breaking Mormon News!

Rusty - June 26, 2006

In case anyone missed it, a few brand new things have just come out about Mormonism that I think we should be discussing in the Bloggernacle: Women don’t have the priesthood; our (lay) church leadership screws up sometimes; gay Mormons struggle with their faith; the temple experience isn’t like going to church; sacrament speakers, teachers and testimony bearers sometimes say wacky things; garments aren’t like regular underwear; the First Presidency and Q12 are all old and white; some people don’t like the idea of polygamy; wine can be good for you despite what the Word of Wisdom says; The Book of Mormon isn’t a history textbook; and finally, different people have different experiences in the Church.

Since these things haven’t been discussed before, I would imagine everyone has a lot to say! What do you all think about these issues?

The Good, Good People

Rusty - June 19, 2006

There are a number of people in the Church who I call the Good People. These are not always the people I hang out with on the weekends (though some of them are), nor are they always the most intelligent or articulate (though many of them are). The Good People are those who I imagine inhabit God’s presence.
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Devils and their agency

Don - June 13, 2006

My son brought up a question I hadn’t thought of before.  He asked if the devils and his angels have their agency?  It seems to me that we always think of Lucifier’s plan to take away our agency as what he wanted.  He fought a war to try and get his way.  He lost, but what about his agency?

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