Thayne Andersen
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Was Joseph Smith's Vision due to Epilepsy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bar Kokhba Mar 2, 2014. 5 Replies

I just read a thought-provoking article about Joan of Arc.  [While living in Europe, I visited the cathedral before which she was burned at the stake]Anyway, the article postulated that her fervent…Continue

Thoughts About a Higher Power

Started Nov 9, 2012 0 Replies

The idea of a "Higher Power" or "God, as we understand Him" come from the traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. I have posted a fairly long entry on my blog about this idea and how it may or may not…Continue

Bucket list -- Total Eclipse on May 20th.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thayne Andersen Mar 20, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm driving to southern Utah to view the total annular eclipse of the sun on May 20th.  If anyone else would like to be there and meet up for munchies, beer, or other stuff, let me know.…Continue

Word of Wisdom History

Started Mar 14, 2012 0 Replies

I've put up several posts on my own blog about historical aspects of the Word of Wisdom.  The latest one was about WHY Joseph Smith saw it differently than 20th century LDS church leaders. I want to…Continue

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married for 45 years
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I was "born under the covenant to wonderful parents who were themselves from pioneer stock. I went on a mission (1963-65) to the Eastern Atlantic States, got married in the temple and was happy and active in the church all my life up till about 2001 when I decided that I simply did NOT believe in the Biblical and LDS creation story, the Flood of Noah, and nearly EVERYTHING that I had tried to believe all my life. Over the course of the next 8 years, I stopped callings, my activity in the Church and resigned in 2008 and feel like a stone has been taken from my mind. I can look at astronomy, archaeology, death, and theoretical physics without trying to believe in an invisible homosapien God looking down from Kolob trying to judge and micromanage the weather and all humans.
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Invitation to read my new blog.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 9:35am 1 Comment

I have been blogging my thoughts now for two years.  Much of it is relevant to this group.  I invite everyone to come and read some of my articles. 

My blog is:  It contains no advertisements.     

My most recent post is:

My effort to explain my thoughts

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 5:06pm 0 Comments

Take a minute to see my blog:

I have some thoughts, some rants, some philosophy, some recipes and hope you find something interesting.



I have started a new blog on leaving Mormonism

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 10:19pm 3 Comments

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New Blog

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 1:30am 1 Comment

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At 4:40pm on September 30, 2012, pollypinks said…

Interesting about the WOW.  I've been a vegetarian for quite some time, and my health has improved.  I don't drink, but believe in medicinal marijuana, and believe it should be decriminalized.  Not that I'm morally opposed to a drink here and there, and a good barbecue for those inclined, my personal path just went this way.  I followed my buddhist daughter into vegetarianism.  I've often wondered if my life would have been better initially had I married the returned missionary who proposed to me.  He was much kinder and more tender than the jerk wad I wound up marrying because he made good money and I knew we'd have good looking half brown kids.  Life was tough with him, and it wouldn't have been than nasty with the RM, but, would I have eventually questioned everything I ever learned at church?  I often wonder.

At 1:59pm on April 13, 2011, Idaho Spud said…
A walk sounds good.  I may get over to lava one of these days if my dentist doesn't take all my $$$.  I'd also like to hear your wife play, if she doesn't mind another ex-mormon in the house.
At 9:08am on April 12, 2011, Idaho Spud said…
Welcome to LAM Thayne. I've been reading your blog. It's interesting. I'm two years older than you, and live in Pocatello. I was a believer for about 55 years. I'm now an atheist.
Just saw you as a youngster. Attractive kid.
At 12:27pm on April 11, 2011, pollypinks said…
Welcome Thayne.
At 12:01pm on April 11, 2011, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Thayne!  Nice of you to join us.  Enjoy the site and community.

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