"My turning point was at 15 years old. I was still kind of a believer. My brothers gf and I had a long discussion about Satan and his powers. For whatever reason I got freaked out and didn't sleep that night.The next day I sat myself down…"
"runRobrun, I like your story. I'm waiting 'till I get a few $s ahead to buy God is Not Great. I've read The God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Am reading 2 more of his, and have several by…"
"Thanks for sharing, runRobrun. It's amazing how the little things like being asked to give a talk and saying no! is so liberating and helps free our minds a bit more to look more closely at everything. Looks like you've had an amazing…"
"It all started when I learned I could say 'no' to them.
A bishopric member asked me to prepare a talk for the following Sunday, something that always gave me horrible anxiety, but was, nevertheless, a requirement (in the church "will…"
"The moment was when I read enough to see that way more than enough evidence had been found to show beyond any reasonable doubt that we were not created, but came about through Darwinian Evolution by Natural Selection.
The moment that gave me the…"
"It was a realization that the Spirit was a product of my own neural processes. That was the absolute last supernatural thing I was hanging onto that I had no explanation for, which allowed me to remain in my calling in the bishopric and say I…"
"When I realized -- or, finally admitted to myself -- that Mormonism isn't true, all of religion fell apart for me. And it's really hard for me to understand when people finally leave the LDS church and then go join some other church. What…"
"Ah, this is a good, concise description.
In effect, if he exists, he is either incompetent or sadistic.
I think hemorrhoids are the proof. What kind of god can't get all the veins to stay inside the body?"
"Epicures said it the best. I used his format and appied it to Caster Semenya
Epicurus- Greek 341-269 BC
Is god willing to prevent evil but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able but willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and…"
"The beginning for me was when I figured out the LDS church was crap, but I still tried to hold on to some belief in God. As I read more and tried to gain the answers I read some books that began me thinking that there was no God. The more I thought…"
"I just read an article on her in The New Humanist magazine (UK May/June issue). I didn't even realize she's married to evolutionary psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker. I'll have to pick this one up."
The beginning of 2009 I had a moment of awakening, when I realized that people believed what they wanted to believe, and that everything I had believed was probably wrong. I felt like I woke up on another planet! What an adventure it's been since then.
Interests and Hobbies:
It would be more fruitful to write what I don't like: unsubstantiated claims. I probably am not much in for skateboarding these days, either. Everything else is like, OMG, where do I start? I did woodworking in April (built myself a workbench), cob in November (monolithic adobe; built a garden entrance wall), and now I'm doing drawing.
Atlas Shrugged, The Virtue of Selfishness, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Innumeracy, The Blank Slate, Why Choose This Book: How We Make Decisions
12 Angry Men
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Learning to enjoy my only life!
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