Hi Northern Coloradans! There will be an Ex-Mo meetup this Sunday (13th) at 10am at the Perkins at 120th and Melody (off the I-25). Come to meet cool people, have good conversation, and eat yummy…Continue
BIC with pioneers on both sides of the family. I was a very devout Mormon. I graduated from seminary, served a mission (Neuquen, Argentina) and graduated from Institute. My doubts started creeping in around my mid-twenties. I read "Rough Stone Rolling" and found that Joseph Smith had at least 30 wives, 11 of them being women married to other men at the time. That threw me for a loop. I started to do more research and learned of the prevalent racism of the church over its history. In addition Prop 8 really bugged me as I have a close friend that is gay and he is a wonderful person who is married to his partner. Why should the church be telling people that a marriage is between a man and a woman when men all the time are sealed to second wives? Anyway, my epiphany moment came one night as I was reading "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall which chronicles her flight from the FLDS cult. I realized that many of the feelings and doubts she had were similar to mine. All of the sudden I had a realization, "The Church Wasn't True". All of a sudden my doubts made sense. They weren't supposed to make sense! It took me a couple more months to decide what to do, but in August of 2010 I sent in my resignation letter to Salt Lake. I'm free! Now I don't have a cloud of guilt over me all the time. I also look at other people as fellow human beings and not as potential converts. I'm exploring my new identity as an Atheist.
Interests and Hobbies:
Reading, foreign films, pole dancing, exercising, piano
Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Age of Innocence, Tower of Secrets, Fate of a Cockroach, Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, The Nature of Jade, Kabul Beauty School, My Antonia, Twelve Years Before the Mast, Man is Wolf to Man, Far From the Madding Crowd, A Doll's House, Breathe my Name, Danny the Champion of the World, A Little Princess, Twilight over Burma, The Aquariums of Pyongyang, My Name is Ivan Denisovich, Common Sense
The Social Network, District 9, Shelter, Lawrence of Arabia, Dil Chatha Hai, Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, The Fugitive, North and South (BBC version), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Veer Zaara, She's the Man, What a Girl Wants, The Sixth Sense, Sound of Music, The Illusionist, Charlotte Grey, The Matrix, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Power of One, Cry Freedom, Mansfield Park, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Jury Duty, Jane Eyre (BBC 2007 version), While You Were Sleeping, The Lake House, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Main Hoon Na, Now Voyager, Last Holiday, Whale Rider, Finding Neverland, The Fog of War, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Vesna za zerechnoi ulitze
Favorite activity after mormonism?
I'm getting into gay and lesbian cinema, something that was taboo as a Mo. I am mad I ever voted against gay marriage. Why not? Love is so hard to find - if two people can find it and want to commit, more power to them!
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Hey there - not sure if you had heard, having a hard time keeping track of all the different sites I have blasted this to... We are having our March meetup this coming Saturday (3/26) in Broomfield at 4pm at a private residence if you are interested. Email me directly with your RSVP and I will get you the details. Hope to hear from you!
Hey there - we are having another meetup this coming Saturday if you are interested. We are meeting at the CB Potts in the tech center here: http://bit.ly/gySXqaAsk for the Ex Mormon group - reservation is for 6pm - I personally can't show up until about 8, but we should have a few people there at 6. Hope to see you there! If you are coming hit me up so we can plan appropriately.