Did anyone else experience feelings of guilt when you were thinking about leaving the church? I only joined the church a little less than a year ago, and I'm terrified of how hurt everyone in my ward…Continue
"Just for fun:
I told my home teachers the books I was reading
That were helping me to decide to leave the church and Todd Compton's book was one of them. And my home teacher told me that he was in our ward, and I just didn't know him…"
"What really did it for me was learning that God was not the only God, but that he had a father. "As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become." Lorenzo Snow, former President of the LDS Church. This originally came from Joseph…"
"Okay. I want to say something. I believe very strongly in God, and I love him, and because of that I just really am looking forward to meeting him face to face, and having all my questions answered once and for all. It's not a morbid thought,…"
"That bit of information was exactly what did it for me. I'd had other questions and concerns that people in the church told me to ignore until I had sufficient faith to understand them. But Joseph Smith's 11 polyandrous marriages were the…"
"Oh, man. I was commenting on the cartoon that played after this video. Ummm... oops? No, Lacie's opinions were perfectly reasonable for her experiences. My experiences in the church were much better. I didn't see any problem with the…"
"yes, having faith is good, but it is not achieved by belonging to any group. you should be able to ask questions and get straight answers. you cant do that in the lds church or any fundamentalist group. the people mean well but they are dilusional…"
"Thank you so much for that. I didn't realize how many hangups I'm still working thru that that wasn't more obvious. I guess I am still having problems with trusting myself, so everything titled, "organized religion" is being…"
You really make sense and said so succinctly what I feel. They are not out for your best interest, ever!
I am so glad that I ask to have my records removed. My life has never been happier or better!!
I cannot resist asking .....with your surname you surely MUST have done the whole genealogy thing? ;-) - that was a fun part for me when I belonged to "the Church" - never cottoned onto anything further than the research part of…"
"Good reply Gene; I get it. It is different for each of us though; I'm still married to a Mormon so it is always front and center in my life. I have lost the association of 2 of my kids and their partners and 7 of my grandkids; good thing…"
I have a couple of questions to answer so I will just ramble through them.
When I talk about "anti" that is my Taoist training. Things are tied together. black and white, hot an cold.
There are two sides to the…"
"Hey Gene, how did you get to that place of wanting to join any other religion? I'm having a lot of internal back and forth on this one, because it's hard for me to trust any of it anymore. I read different blogs and sites, and listen to…"
"I hope I not repeating stuff, but I was on the NOM site under the 'Boundaries' section, and found a lot of relevant information to those feelings of guilt and your personal boundaries being violated. It sure helped me to see why I get so…"
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