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I have left.....and now......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam A. Oct 20, 2011. 17 Replies

With the ever increasing number of people leaving Mormonism and joining this great site, coupled with reading the interesting posts on a regular basis and all with differing views, I thought it might…Continue

What was YOUR biggest SHOCKER.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anastasia Beaverhausen Jan 20, 2012. 221 Replies

In my investigations as to what "my religion at the time" was really about, I think Joseph Smith using the hat with a peepstone must surely rate at the top of the list in being a shock to my system…Continue

Proud, Ashamed or Indifferent?

Started this discussion. Last reply by pollypinks Apr 2, 2011. 27 Replies

I know this is dependent on circumstances of course, but when an occasion arises, do you willingly mention that you "were once a mormon"- (proud of it), or avoid mentioning it as much as possible…Continue

Christmas Service on Christmas Day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flat Lander Dec 19, 2010. 7 Replies

A friend who is a TBM said that she was sad, that as a Christian in "her church" which bears the name of Jesus Christ they do not have a service on Christmas Day itself unless it falls on a Sunday…Continue

 

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"but isn't it ALL based on blind faith?..especially today when there is so much evidence out there the only way is through blind faith. I would love some of my tbm friends to read this but it is actually pointless.....they have that blind faith…"
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was a member for 26 years, got internet and started thinking for myself and left. That was 6 years ago and have never looked back.
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Now what do you think they mean by this?

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 12:17am 7 Comments

Came across the following site and could not contain my laughter....

It IS in fact a pro Mormon site.....

Not very clever I would say.......

 

What is your take on this?

Still giggling.....…

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At 10:56am on February 1, 2011, Phil said…

Hi, sorry only just caught up with the comments. Rescued my dog 10 years ago, he was only 3 months old and had been abandoned in the village. Vet says he's partly Belgian Sheepdog.

Best wishes, Phil

At 5:25am on January 20, 2011, Phil said…

Hi!

 

In respnse to my posting on the literature forum, and your reply, my FiL is long deceased, but I'd always known he had an abusive temperament towards his family.

Many years later, this has been confirmed to me in correspondence from his daughters, and was more shocking than I'd suspected.

(I had second thoughts, after posting those details, but was angry re-reading the church-speak hypocrisy on "purity of our youth", even though it was half a century ago.)

 

Your other comment I can relate to, victims carry the scars throughout their lives, and as we get older, and we live in a more open society, it helps the healing process to be

able to confront these issues.

 

In my own case, I had been aware of institutionised abuse that I suffered. Many years later when the laws changed in this country, we were able to access our personal records, and from reading police and court documents, was able to discover how it happened, and discuss it with my older siblings for the first time.

 

Sorry to have rambled on, thanks for your help.

Phil 

At 5:05pm on November 7, 2010, Sirena Ward said…
Thank you, I was named after my Grandma.
At 10:08am on November 5, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Hey deepesa, you don't appear to be alone down there in South Africa anymore. At least the visitor map shows other dots now.
At 10:19am on October 19, 2010, MikeUtah said…
No worries DEEPESA. You can leave the atheist group if you want. I posted the discussion there mainly cause I was interested in what other atheists thought about that position.
At 11:59pm on October 17, 2010, lorelaiLG said…
haha why thank you!! my favourite tv show ever! ;)
At 12:53pm on September 7, 2010, Jean Bodie said…
Of Course!! Wow, how good to hear from you. Big hugs!!
At 12:13pm on September 7, 2010, Jean Bodie said…
Who are you?
At 9:59am on July 14, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Very cool! Small world eh?
At 3:26pm on July 12, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Jean Bodie (user here) served a mission to South Africa and actually made a trip there in May for a month. You might find her story interesting.
 
 
 

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