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Recommend some books for me please!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry Oct 29, 2009. 7 Replies

I have been doing a lot of reading and searching on my own, but I am wondered if there are any particularly good books that anyone would recommend for someone who is just coming out of mormonism?

The harder I tried the worse I felt...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kiley Nov 15, 2009. 18 Replies

I have never been a strong member. When I moved out at 19 I quit going to church. My mom transferred my records to the local ward and I became "the project". It took the ward two years, but I was…Continue


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I teach at a very under-privileged elementary school in the middle of nowhere; trying to give these kids a chance at a decent life in this world. They need to know how to read! I am from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Interests and Hobbies:
Walking, photography, cooking, linguistics, video games...
Favorite Books:
Too many to choose from. Siddhartha, Man's Search for Meaning, books by Ray Bradbury, Jorge Luis Borges, and Amy Tan, 1984, Brave New World, The Giver, lots of sci-fi, The Lord of the Flies, Slaughterhouse Five, Anthem......
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Kill Bill vol 1 and 2, superhero movies in general, Pan's Labyrinth, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, What Dream's May Come, Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind, Amelie, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, About a Boy...
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Not feeling guilty about everything
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About to leave for the airport - Going to SLC

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

I am sitting in my apartment trying not to chew my fingernails off. I am going back to Utah to spend time with the family for two weeks over the holidays. I have not seen them for about 8 months and this is the first time that I will be seeing them face to face since we started having conversations about why I am leaving the church. Things are very bipolar. Sometimes my family seems ok and we have normal calm conversations about normal things (work, school, whatever). Other times the… Continue

Sometimes I wish I could get "plugged back in".

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 12:47pm 5 Comments

This last week has been kind of a rough week. Throughout the last week I have been thinking a lot about how hard it is to deal with the loss of my world view. At first I felt freed by leaving everything behind, and to a degree I do still feel freed. I feel a weight has been lifted, but in many ways the previous weight has been replaced by other things. I find that I am having to reexamine everything about my life. I am having to deal with family issues related to leaving. I left in the first… Continue

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At 9:25am on October 2, 2014, Marker said…

Ah...I see Bradbury among your favorite books/authors.  I've had the extreme pleasure of meeting him on two occasions and was over the moon both times!  The stars are forever brighter with his passing.

At 2:19pm on September 6, 2010, Estibaliz said…
No te perdistes nada en cuanto a los mienbros de Fuengirola, aqui descubri la hipocresía que se encierra dentro de la iglesia.Yo me bautice en Navarra, en la misión de Bilbao, y lo mejor que pude hacer fue mudarme aqui para darme cuenta de lo imperfecta que era la iglesia, ya que alli me tenian totalmente abducida con llamamientos, discursos, bellas palabras...pero no les culpo porque es lo que pasa cuando uno esta absorvido por una secta.
At 4:31pm on September 5, 2010, Estibaliz said…
si?? entonces yo ya estaba fuera, estubistes en Fuengirola??, ya te habrias dado cuenta de lo "estupendos" que eran los miembros :), una ironia. Me alegra de haber encontrado esta página,va a estar bien poder encontrar a gente que comparta nuestras opiniones.
At 4:58am on February 17, 2010, maria del carmen said…
saludos, no se ingles, me alegro que me saludaras, soy de las palmas, ya por lo menos no me siento sola, msn, asi me dices que fue lo ke viste ya que serviste en una mision y no hace mucho, en espera de tus noticias, besos.
At 2:27pm on January 28, 2010, InJoy said…
Thanks for being my 'Friend'. I read your Sometimes I wish I could get 'plugged back in" I liked all the references to litterature. :)
At 3:33pm on December 21, 2009, MikeUtah said…
Congrats on the piercings! Be sure to post some pics! Have a wonderful holiday!
At 6:27pm on November 25, 2009, Kath Jones said…
Thanks Kiley! Here's a link for a few more (someday I'll get someone to fix me website! LOL)
At 3:50pm on November 18, 2009, Paul Celan said…
Thanks, Kiley. I think all of us are sick of it. Unfortunately, some of us who are sick of it must still play happily along, or at least we feel like we must... Thanks for the welcome!
At 2:16pm on November 15, 2009, Xiban said…
I'm ok; just lots of things to do at work...but everythings is ok!!. Espero que si vuelves a Utah todo vayabien con tu familia y comprendan, y respeten, tus decisiones acerca de tus creencias religiosas:)
At 2:36am on November 13, 2009, Xiban said…
Hi Kiley!!! are going things for you??. I like your new profile photo.:)

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