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Explanation of why blacks were denied the priesthood that I've not heard before.

Started this discussion. Last reply by DoctorDahesh Mar 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Randy Bott’s explains the denial of priesthood to blacks as saving them from “the lowest rungs of hell reserved for people who abuse their priesthood powers.” Bott quoted as saying, "You couldn't…Continue

Divorcing Christmas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roz Jan 7, 2012. 9 Replies

I don't have much against Christmas, and enjoy most of it, but someone on Atheist Nexis posted this article and I think it's Interesting and amusing.  I've always been a lover of truth and didn't…Continue

Thoughts on suicide.

Started this discussion. Last reply by pollypinks Jun 3, 2011. 138 Replies

Why is death considered so horrible, and why does suicide cause such angst?One of my TBM brothers took his own life.  It cause a great deal of pain to my TBM mother, but when she was 80 years old,…Continue

 

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Idaho Spud replied to Miranda's discussion I'm new, and an exiting Jehivah's Witness
"A lot of your story sounds familiar.  I realized Mormonism (second m silent) was almost certainly false when I realized that my prayers had never been answered, the holy ghost had never helped me, and my "inspired" leaders had never…"
Jul 10, 2016
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Idaho Spud replied to Brandon1087's discussion Re-wiring
"Brandon, most of my life, like you, I've not been able to say what I want, and was too afraid of offending someone to say what I thought.  In my case, time seems to be the answer.  I'm 74 now, and I'm no longer afraid of…"
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Idaho Spud replied to MikeUtah's discussion Joseph Smith's Polygamous and child wives news to LDS Leaders in Honduras - Mass Exodus in the works???
"Oh, sorry.  I meant I responded to the survey Sara J. talked about."
Nov 14, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to MikeUtah's discussion Joseph Smith's Polygamous and child wives news to LDS Leaders in Honduras - Mass Exodus in the works???
"I did also."
Nov 14, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to MikeUtah's discussion Joseph Smith's Polygamous and child wives news to LDS Leaders in Honduras - Mass Exodus in the works???
"May I post this on Atheist Nexus?"
Nov 13, 2014
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nobuddy commented on Idaho Spud's blog post This is the most powerful story I've yet read of how the church destroys lives:
"An honest and compelling read.  What a ride.  Thank you for sharing."
Mar 19, 2014
Victoria commented on Idaho Spud's blog post This is the most powerful story I've yet read of how the church destroys lives:
"Wow.  Thank you for sharing your story. I hope the rest of your probation passes quickly. You sound like you were living a life that required not one, but three women to achieve.  That would depress anyone."
Sep 30, 2013
Idaho Spud and Jan are now friends
Sep 12, 2013

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Relationship Status (single, partner, etc):
Single. Divorced. Despite doing everything I could to make our marriage work, after 8 months, my crazy TBM wife filed and got two divorces from me. Civil and Temple. I now realize she did me a big favor. I would have hung-on for 10, 20 or 30 years, and been misserable the whole time.
My Story:
I was brainwashed by loving parents into The Morg as an infant, and it took 55 years to realize it was false.

I slowly came to the realization that I had never felt the spirit, never had a prayer answered, and my leaders had never received revelation for me.

I've always loved science, so it didn't take long after I gave myself permission to study Evolution, that I became an Atheist. I've considered myself an Atheist since about 2008.

In June 2010, I finally officially resigned from the church and had my name removed. In Nov 2010, I finally got the courage to tell my family that I knew there were no gods. I had a good family, which I always enjoyed, but now it feels like I don't have a family because they are still in the brainwashed state.

I'm honest and kind. I'm intelligent, but slow thinking. I'm a perfectionist, usually in the negative sense of the word, and I still often have anxiety and depression.
Interests and Hobbies:
Edible Gardening is the most relaxing and enjoyable thing I do.
The things I grow are thousands of times tastier than what I get in the store, and less expensive.
I also like watching comedies about family and friendship, riding my recumbent trike,
and increasing my knowledge of scientific discoveries.
Favorite Books:
The God Delusion
The Blind Watchmaker
Under the Banner of Heaven
Favorite Movies:
Lilo & Stitch
You've Got Mail
While You Were Sleeping
Overboard
Return To Me
For Richer or Poorer
Lili
My Blue Heaven
Shrek
Topper (1&2)
Flushed Away
Notting Hill
Ice Age
Toy Story (1&2)
Monsters Inc.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
My Fair Lady
Back to the Future Trilogy
A League of Their Own
Mumford
Beaches
Babe (1&2)
Night Crossing
Tremors
Chicken Run
Blast From the Past
Groundhog Day
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Toothless
Miss Congeniality
Runaway Bride
White Christmas
Apollo 13
Ghostbusters
Rattatouille
Popeye
Arthur
Short Circuit
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Enjoying stress-free Sundays.
If you went on an LDS mission, where and when did you go?
North Scottish Mission 1965-1967
Your website, Facebook, Twitter or G+ profile URL:
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This is the most powerful story I've yet read of how the church destroys lives:

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 11:00am 22 Comments

Pam Kazmaier - Losing My Mind, Bit by Bit

 

Posted 08/13/2005

In 1985, three years after moving to Mesa, Arizona, I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a popular church in the area. I had joined lots of churches over the years. Rather lightheartedly, I agreed to be baptized before my hospital shift. Little did…

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Get your house in order! The world is going to end in 2 days!

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 9:57am 5 Comments

For your viewing & reading enjoyment during your last 2 days alive, here are some suggestions:

Some of the famous doomsday predictions through history, including Joseph Smith's:  http://news.discovery.com/history/may-21-doomsday-apocalypse-armageddon-110518.html#mkcpgn=emnws1

Flat Lander's video outreach program to help Christians prepare for the Rapture: …

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At 12:05am on May 5, 2012, ShannonN7 said…

Thanks for the sweet greeting. I have denied it was the reason for my depression for so long. It's great to find this community! :)

At 8:23pm on February 1, 2012, Ging said…

Thank you Idaho Spud.

At 10:28am on December 3, 2011, Claire & Phil said…

Thanks for the Welcome! Under the banner heaven was an interesting and distrubing read. We heard a movie is going to made based on the book so thought we should read it.

At 2:22am on November 30, 2011, Un-Tarded said…

Yes. I lost my faith at a very young age. I never had a testimony and I never once felt "the spirit".

Raised in a batshit crazy TBM home, I had to "walk the walk and talk the talk" under the threat of great physical violence and possible death. (I'm not fucking kidding.)

I'm still convinced to this day that my mother was capable of Filicide.

Fuckin' crazy cunt.

At 2:09am on November 30, 2011, Un-Tarded said…

I saw this on a shirt on "The Cult of Dusty" and figured I'd snag it before anyone else.

 

At 12:46pm on October 5, 2011, Cora Judd said…

Thank you for your kind comments.

 

I think all ex-Mormons should share their exit stories to counter what appears to be an increasingly powerful influence of the church. Because my spouse is an active Mormon, I see the near-daily Mormon Times newspaper. It's clear that the church has become much more sophisticated about its "brand".  

 

I'll try to figure out the Exit Stories page.

At 11:09am on October 5, 2011, Cora Judd said…

Thanks! We all have a story, right?

At 4:21pm on August 25, 2011, Nilje said…

hmm... interesting... well, I have made it clear. I guess, part of the reason as to why they want me back so badly is because my husband left with me, and he is a 5th gen. Mormon...
Apart from that, back when I was contacted on the street it was actually the Mission President ! ;)
Maybe it's a combination of everything ? 

At 5:19am on August 25, 2011, Nilje said…

same here... I told them, If they didn't stop with what I felt was harassment, I was going to first of all contact the police, and second of all, contact Church Headquaters in Frankfurt Germany, for I'm sure they'd like to know what's going on.. ! 

At 7:55am on August 24, 2011, Nilje said…

thanks, but I am still trying to overcome the harassment from Members, even Church leaders and esp. Missionaries ! :O 
 

 
 
 

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