The following letter, I sent to my family and close friends as I left the Mormon Church in October of 2008. My intention was to be upfront and clear, and to be understood about my journey, and…Continue
"I was going to say that I loved reading your exit story, but at the same time it made my heart hurt. I can identify so much with many aspects of it, as I am sure most here can. I do want to thank you for sharing your story though. It…"
"Hey, I enjoyed reading your letter and feel I am of like mind. I think the closest I have ever felt to that spiritual moment was in December 1984 at a U2 concert. The band started into the song "Pride" and a discernible wave of…"
"I did resign years ago, and my adult daughter has too. Very freeing. But, even though my kids were members, I allowed R rated movies into the home. We talked about everything under the sun. Probably one of these days my son…"
I think you have discovered the secret to a lot of things. Be happy is the answer. So many people spend (waste) time in the Moron Church, unhappy, in pain, wanting to do and be better and what they end up doing is…"
"Thanks Don, and I will have a good day. The one thing that took awhile to get used to with presbyterianism is the liturgy, as is present with all reformed churches. Once I got past that, it was easy. We have a prayer of confession…"
I don't think you trashed anyone or anything. IMHO, you shared your views from the impression you have from your experiences. It seemed open and honest, I laud that. :) We as Catholics have our issues as…"
"Don, I apologize for my generalized trashing of catholic churches. It's way over the top of hypocritical, and I'm glad you've found some place to fit in. When I was still working at the V.A. here, I had a friend who made…"
One of the things i experienced after joining the Chump, was the rudeness and self absorbed attitude that I saw throughout my experience in different wards and stakes. People never poke of girlfriends,…"
"Don, I enjoyed and related to your post. Do you find that most catholics who convert to mormonism have some sort of post traumatic stress, at some point? I mean, while we can all pick on each other's choices of religion, I would…"
"Blue Eyes, Did you say you married a missionary? Does that mean he got you over here to our country, away from yours, under the guise of being a good wife and family person? I always feel for the women who fall for missionaries who serve…"
I was going to say that I loved reading your exit story, but at the same time it made my heart hurt. I can identify so much with many aspects of it, as I am sure most here can. I do want to thank you for sharing your story though. It helped me a lot to know once again that I am not alone even when it feels like it.
I noticed you are from Springville Utah. I grew up there as well! Small world isn't it?