Stacy, I am not interested in joining a list that only discusses one topic,
although it might be interesting.  I am really interested in a group of
committed LDS that can discuss and suggest and gently critique the thoughts
of others.  There are a lot of questions that I feel need to be discussed -
more as a way of checking my own understanding as well as sharing my
insights with others.

Most lists that say they want to do this allow Anti-Mormons to get on and
dominate with their horrible comments.  Or allow one person with an extreme,
or even a not so extreme but unyielding view, to dominate.  Too often one
person will not be willing to discuss anything of real meaning because
He/She already has the "answer."  I would like to find a list that does not
have that problem.

B H Roberts said:  "In essentials, let us have unity.  In non-essentials,
let us have liberty.  In all things, let us have charity."  (If not an exact
quote it is close.)

That would be a nice standard for any list.

George

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stacy Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ZION] Goodbye


> George, I guess I'm still here.  I thought I had unsubscribed, but maybe I
> got sidetracked.  There's been so much going on in my life I don't always
> check to see what lists I'm on anymore.  What kinds of things do you wish
> to discuss?  Eternal progression?  Exaltation?  What will happen to each
> one of us?  I'm not sure I know the answer to the last question as my
> entire life hasn't come up for review yet.  I know I'll have some regrets
> about the way I've handled my last working situation and I'm afraid I'm
> going to be in hot water over that one, since I can't right every wrong I
> committed in that situation.  That's my one big regret and I honestly
worry
> I'm going to lose out on that one.
>
> Stacy.
>
> At 07:29 PM 06/14/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>
> >I had great hopes of finding a list where I could discuss gospel topics
with
> >true believers and not have the anti -Mormon baiters always jumping in
with
> >their obnoxious comments.
> >
> >It would be nice if the fellow participants would be willing to discuss
> >without being judgmental if we happen to disagree a bit.
> >
> >  I am still looking and would be interested if one of those 10 might fit
the
> >criteria.
> >
> >Otherwise I will likely just give up and go back to my study and figure
it
> >all out by myself.
> >
> >George
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Bill Johnson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 11:08 AM
> >Subject: Re: [ZION] Goodbye
> >
> >
> > > When you consider why people leave certain lists, I find you must
consider
> >the other lists (if any) a person may review.
> > >
> > > Although, I consider myself a "lurker", I'm a member of about 10 other
> >mormon related lists, and I like this one the best.
> > >
> > > When you consider what is being said on some of the yahoo groups, like
> >thinker, polygomy, libertarian, etc; this is the most tame one that I
have
> >come across.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Scott McGee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Steven asked: "Why leave the list because of the few?"
> > >
> > > I completely understand Gary's reasons for leaving. Once upon a time,
> > > this list was place where we met together with friends and discussed
the
> > > gospel and all kinds of other things. It was a great source pleasure
and
> > > an opportunity to meet many new friends too.
> > >
> > > Now, however, the list has changed to be more of a debating society.
It
> > > is a place where people come to debate and contend with each other
about
> > > gospel related (usually) subjects.
> > >
> > > Like Gary, I have thought of leaving the list. The major reason I have
> > > not is that there continue to be a number of good friends (like Gary,
> > > also JWR, ELF, Grandpa Bill, and many others) who post occasional
notes.
> > > I enjoy this association with them, even though it is often hidden
among
> > > the other posts. I would probably have already left the list if volume
> > > weren't so much lower than I can afford to wade through the rubbish
> > > looking for my friends.
> > >
> > > The list, as a whole, brings me no more of the joy it once did. I just
> > > loath losing touch with my friends.
> > >
> > > Oh, one more point. I used to read each and every post to the list.
Even
> > > when there were were hundreds a day! When you start skipping threads
and
> > > such, however, you start to lose interest in most of the day to day
> > > chatter that makes up the list. THat is the biggest problem with those
> > > who say "if you don't like this discussion, just delete it!" Once you
> > > start that, the list becomes just a list of email messages, not a
> > > community to you. That is what has happened to me, and why, one day, I
> > > will likely leave too.
> > >
> > > Scott
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > I'd rather be riding!
> > > -------------------------------------
> > > Scott McGee ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
> > > web site: http://themcgees.org/scott/
> > >
> > >
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