I'm a former active Mormon. I faithfuly served a 2 year Mission. Serving as DL, ZL & AP. I was temple married, held callings, including EQ Pres, YM’s Pres, Bishopric & High Council. There were doubts over the years but I exercised faith and trusted that the church was all it claimed to be. Following a personal indiscretion,(No I did not have an affair) for which I took full responsibility, I turned to the church for help; the help I received was excommunication. The church had been my life. But now as a non-member I decided to deal with doubts I had ignored over the years. As I studied, I soon discovered that everything I had based my faith on had been built on a foundation of lies. This epiphany broke my heart. I soon discovered that the Church had lied to me and continues to lie to its membership.…ask yourself...why would a true church use lies to support its foundational claims? I wish the church were true, but sadly, any organization built on lies, claiming to be true...can not be what it claims to be.
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Yah, I get that a lot. I've recently come back to Earth, however, so I really only have one sure knowledge and that is, I am here now, in this life. Whether there's something more after we die, who knows (I think the exmo conference re-grounded me). I hope there is but I am becoming more comfortable with not having to know and just living the best life I can.
While getting excommunicated was probably not fun, you are probably grateful that it lead you to the truth. I have to be careful because I can enrage myself when I think about the mind f#$@k the church has on my family members who can't see the truth when it stares at them. At least my wife left with me. Thanks for joining the site!