While I enjoy the posts here - I feel that some of things are more geared towards why the church annoys you, why it has beaten you, or why you're upset. I'd like to set a different pace... just to see where this goes.
I came because I haven't been to an ex mo group since the beginnings days of the internet and I was impressed with Micah's video and wanted to check out his site and see what else was going on in the ex mo world.
I was under the impression that an ex mo site is a safe haven FOR focusing on the bad. So that you can face it for what it is, work through it and move on.
I agree with you, however I think that many of us, including myself do not have a place IRL where we can vent. The people in my life either don't care or won't listen to my thoughts and feelings regarding Mormonism. Since coming here I feel like I can express the anger, and the inconsistencies I thought and felt. What's more people here listen and respond. I think part of the transition is venting and being able to voice the feelings we have. I do like your point about not letting the church still run our lives.