This thread is for sharing things in mormonism that have screwed you up in life. You state what it is, then say "Thanks, Mormonism!"
Whenever I find something that is so funny that I have a very deep and loud laugh and feel all is well with the world, I suddenly remember those temple covenants about "loud laughter" and then feel bad for having a good laugh. Thanks, mormonism!
I'm still a virgin. Thanks, mormonism!
I can't enjoy coffee or tea without being reminded of the church. Thanks, mormonism!
That felt pretty good. Okay, your turn. ;)
I didn't think about nor envision my future in the real world when I was young because I thought the Second Coming would happen and it wouldn't matter anyway. Because of that, I didn't get serious about planning a career or living my life until several years after high school. Now I'm still having a hard time sorting out my future. Thanks, Mormonism!
(btw, I'm new here, and like the site so far!)
Draben, I had those beliefs/thoughts too about the 2nd coming. So dumb when I think about it now. Thanks Mormonism!
I feel the same way Draben. I remember a Scout Master telling me that the end of the world would come in the year 2000 and that I would be in my forties....the prime of my life when it happened. Those were his exact words. I was in Jr. High at the time. Thanks Mormonism! Does that mean I don't need to worry about college? I can't imagine saying something like that to a kid!!!!
I get to go and clean toilets for a multi billion dollar corporation that fired the custodians.
Is THAT why our bishopric announces that members of our ward have to meet on certain Saturday mornigs to clean the building? I THOUGHT this was something new. I've gone a few times. This is another item to add to my list as reasons to resign. Thank you for pointing that out.
Remember; it was not a financial decision, it was a decision to give members a chance to serve, since we never got any of those chances. Can't wait for General Conference to find out more ways we can serve.
I love your take on this troyboy!!!
I get to watch a kid who just turned 8 years old be baptized for Remission of Sins when the kid has not been capable of sinning up to that point.
that I was stupid enough to think that everyone that "loved me as a friend" when I was a member was genuine, only to find out that I needed to be dumped once I resigned, (ok, maybe more 'tolerated with a false show of friendship' until it fizzled out naturally) because I was considered a threat to their eternal salvation - thanks mormonism
by and large there are more positives than negatives to thank mormonism for, but the fact remains it is a religion based on a lie that tip the scales for me.
SO: I had to wear this stupid looking veil and a green apron etc. over my wedding dress; had to travel all the way to Cardston twice for the privilege; none of my family members were able to be there; not even my three kids. I push this same shit onto my kids - I paid tithes to go to the temple so that I could be with my family forever; and then I find out it was all an April 6th Fool's joke - Thanks Mormonism.
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