Diane Tingen
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  • Westminster, CO
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Three Major Threats to Mormon Church

Started this discussion. Last reply by Enlightened Oct 20, 2010. 11 Replies

I've just started reading Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer (published in 2003).  Very interesting book about the extremes of religious belief, focusing on Mormonism and Fundamentalist…Continue


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Formerly Morgbot Not, I recently decided to be "just me" in all aspects of my life, so hiding behind a "user name" in these types of forums is not something I want to do anymore. So about me... I'm a 58 year old woman living in the Denver, CO area. I was born and raised in the Mormon Church in Fresno, California -- and remained an active member of the church until I was about 52 years old. I left the church in 2004 after struggling with issues for many years previous to that. The final straw for me was doing research about church history prior to going on a Mormon Church History Tour in 2001 -- and I was very shocked as I began to discover the truth behind so many things I had been taught growing up. Each discovery lead me to research more, and as I did, I eventually discovered so much that I was unable to remain in the church. It was a real eye-opener for me. My exit story is posted in more detail on my blog.
Interests and Hobbies:
Writing poetry and essays about my life, my exit from Mormonism, and other topics; antiquing; shopping; collecting various items; movies; internet chat; people-watching; travelling.
Favorite Books:
Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, And the Sea Will Tell... and many others.
Favorite Movies:
Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Groundhog Day, Shawshank Redemption, What About Bob?.... and many others.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Just being myself... finally... I also have started blogging, and I have three blogs...
(1) www.mormonismschism.blogspot.com (about my issues with Mormonism);
(2) www.assortedmissteps.blogspot.com (my life story); and
(3) www.poetrybydiane.blogspot.com (my poetry from over the years, including 6 "story poems" I have written about various events in my life).
Your website, Facebook, Twitter or G+ profile URL:
http://www.rhymesandreasonings.com; www.mormonismschism.blogspot.com

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My Name is Diane Tingen... and I am an Ex-Mormon

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

Sounds like an introduction at an AA meeting, doesn't it?!! And when you think about it, it's not so different, really, because as a former Mormon, I am dealing with a lot of the same types of issues. Perhaps I’m not fighting an "addiction" per se, but the effects of Mormonism are…


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At 1:22pm on July 23, 2011, Glaucon said…

Sorry for the last minute notice - I hit this to my email list, but forgot to blast it out on this site...


For our July meetup, Carrie has graciously offered to host a BBQ at her home in Littleton. We are shooting for tomorrow Sunday July 24th (Pioneer Day - how is that for irony?) at 5pm. The address is 8881 W. Cooper Ave Littleton, Co 80128.


Pot luck style - so bring your own meat, side dish, and alcohol. We also are a tad short on lawn chairs, so if you have one that would be helpful to bring as well.

Please send me a quick note if you are going to come so we can get a sense for how many people will be coming.

Hope to see you there!


At 10:49pm on February 6, 2011, La Capa said…
Sorry, I just got your message!  I would have loved to go to that ex-mo meetup back in January!  How do I get hooked up with that group?  I just moved to Denver a month ago and I would love to meet new people.  I'd love to meet you too!  My name is Carrie and my email is senillosa@comcast.net
At 12:42pm on October 14, 2010, Pixie said…
Hi there! I'm new here but just wanted to say how much I enjoy your posts over in postmo! Hope to see you around here, too! :) Hugz, Lisa Beth
At 1:10pm on August 20, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Morgbot Not! Cool alias. Enjoy the site and community.

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