I'm interested in hearing the number one reason why everyone left the mormon church. What was the final straw that broke the camels back for you? Please be specific. I realize for most it's for various reasons, but if you could narrow it down to one or two reasons I'd really be interested in hearing about it. Was it a certain doctrine taught? Was it something from the history? Was it the way it made you feel? Did you have some kind of spiritual experience or vision telling you to leave? etc. etc. Please share. Thanks
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That's almost identical to my experience. They hide so much. I guess they think they have to, but if they have to hide the history, it must not be true.
I was instructed by an angel to dig into the side of a mountain, where I found some gold plates- there was actually ancient Lamanite pornography etched into the plates. Upon having the plates tested at a precious metals store, I was told they were Pyrite. That was the last straw........
All joking aside, it was the 1978 revelation regarding Blacks and the priesthood. There's no way God didn't love all people the same until 1978. I have found numerous other parts of the mormon religion that really bug me, but 1978 is the biggest thing for me.
So Joseph Smith ordained blacks to the priesthood around 1840, Brigham Young decided they shouldn't have the priesthood around 1850 and in 1978 they get the priesthood back. My question is, what did the blacks do to piss God off between 1840-1850? Of all the bad things Joseph Smith did, and God know there were plenty, at least he wasn't a racist like Brigham Young. So that's one Attaboy for ole Joe.
And to think Gordon B. Hinckley didn't know anything about this when asked by Larry King.
Thanks for the information, I'd never heard this explanation.
No wonder BY spoke so harshly against infidelity, makes sense.
@ by DoctorDahesh on Please where is your authority ie your source of information,because I would like to look it up.
Thanks for sharing.
@ Doctor Dahesh Thanks a lot.Please could you remind me of what the discussion was all about because i cannot find the thread again.
Thanks a in advance.
Wow! Just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying you sharing your knowledge and experiences with us, DoctorDahesh! I'm very curious as if you could elaborate on the last sentence you expressed in your last post. The "Wheel of Rebirth, which is Hell"...is this referring to Reincarnation? And what exactly are we suppose to be transforming ourselves in to in order to avoid this Wheel? Thanks!
Hi! Sorry, I can't figure out where to respond to your reply; hopefully, this will show up in the right place.
So according to your research and knowledge, the old adage of "What did I do in my past life to deserve this?" has validity.
In your words: "To live a good life, filled with goodness, more good than bad, means you'll be born without diseases of mind or body. No cancer. No deformity. No mental illnesses. No genetic illnesses. A beautiful and healthy body."
So we *are* being punished for our deeds/thoughts in a past life...if that's true...then I was one hell of a bad-ass in my past life because I have/had ALL of the above! NOT very encouraging, to say the least!
But, thanks for sharing your insight!
Interesting enough it's the 19th anniversary of my conversion into mormon church today. It was an interesting path, I was baptized when I was a teenager so my perception of life was influenced by the religion. I knew about the contraditions in the church history and yet I still was a pretty active memeber. But at some point after doing my homework on psychology I realized that the church is nothing but a business selling people fictional remedies for their existensial fears. At a very high price. And only now I feel I'm becoming a grown up person, not a teen anymore.