We, as individuals, all in different phases of growth, have the right to think as we choose without external manipulation or fear tactics! You, as an individual have the right, a right that you do not have to ask for, to perceive as you wish. It is yours right now. You hols it and can use it as your own decision.
What helps you in your growth out of Mormonism into a better human? With me is is music. I love Rush and "Freewill". What great words and tunes. What helps you to be a better person. What assist you when you need a little ?"mental action on your own part" to make it past issues and reach a conclusion?
Breaking free of the binds of Mormonism was great! It is wonderful and exciting to throw the saddle at them. :) I am interested in the things that assist you. Wat lifts you in the times of emotional need to find your personal areas of Triumph!
Me, I chose freewill.. of my heart and mind!
Any institution that expects you to suspend reality and tells you that you do not feel a pain in your "back side" when they are around is goofy. Life is easy and very basic. If I do not like something I feel no need to rationalize it to others. If I do not like it then I do not like it and I do not need to +pray+ to know of its blessing and truthfulness.
The very idea that I am stupid and need someone else to tell me my thoughts and ideas is ignorant. I have a brain, I can think, and know the difference between "emotion" and "thinking". This testimony game they play on us is an example of stupidity. If I have a strong emotion to Santa Clause it does not effect the reality that he does not and never has...existed. And if you have to pay 10% into this group to make you feel better, then someone is playing someone for a fool. The only thing they are not saying to me is "whose ya daddy" as they bend me over.
Freewill by Rush is a personal hymn for me.
Don, Vegas and Memphis