"I've come to cut a wee bit of slack to Joseph Smith... in many ways, I now feel he was mostly a victim of his times, his family and friends, and the locale... not just an outright bold-faced liar.
Basically, he was an especially fervent nutcase…"
"I agree with all this, and still feel it applies to me after more than 30 years as the predominant black sheep in my devout Mormon family... nothing to do about it but accept, adapt, and move on to life with new friends and social circles to replace…"
"WOW, this is a hot subject it appears... lots of comments coming in and so far, I feel fully able to relate and empathize with them ALL it seems. That is telling me how intense I still feel about being fooled by generations of people in my family…"
Portland Oregon Ex-Mormon / NOM MeetupSunday - Mar. 10 - 3 to 6 pm LOCATION:The Buffalo Gap6835 SW Macadam Ave. / Portland, OR503-244-7111Google map: http://bit.ly/buffalogap Find us in the upstairs "Attic" area. Come enjoy some discussion with people who get you. These meetups are for anybody impacted by leaving Mormonism or not fitting the Mormon mold. We have apostates, new-order / cafeteria members, and even an occasional TBM spouse or two. *…See More