So I couldn't help but notice the talk about pants in church this Sunday on my facebook. Have any of the rest of you been disgusted to the point you wanna puke over the amount of people who are…Continue
Guess what? One of my friends just asked me about archaeoligcal evidence against the Book of Mormon. I went to youtube and and tried to look up a video I wached maybe 6 months ago so that I could…Continue
"I think we all experience this…and we all for some reason feel guilty about being angry-but don't you think that's yet another symptom of having been Mormon? Being angry is "bad" in Mormonism, but in reality it is entirely…"
"Can't say that I've ever been called primitively dogged before, but I suppose I could be called worse But are Mormons that turn to Christianity really the "greatest or most ugent challenge" to you right now? I'm…"
"For me, it was coping with the realization that things aren't black and white anymore. It really made me question myself when something I wholeheartedly believed in became something that disgusted me. It made me wonder if I could ever trust…"
"Yep, that's how I approached it. I also made sure to emphasize with my kids that it is unwise to be prideful over telling their Mormon family members how many lies are taught in the church, but that if asked specifically about it it is OK to…"
"We have 4 kids, and we left when the oldest was 9. I don't know where you are belief-wise, but we decided to start attending our community church. So, we have been able to approach the change in lifestyle with a "Jesus-only"…"
"I think we have probobaly all received something similar to this...although I have to admit that one one has ever taken the time to give me quite so organized a "gift" as you have received here. Here's a question for you all-what do…"
"Bah...whaddya do? I guess it's just like everything else because I just cannot get a Mormon to see what could possibly wrong with this way of thinking. I suppose if they were ripe for the pickin', they'd be able to understand...but…"
Boy, question a fundamentalist and wow, somehow you wanted a pissing match!! Point proved! Ye need not fear, I said the magic words years ago, so I could then go on shitting and crapping on whomever online whenever I choose, and still get the glory. How marvelous. But all kidding aside, ahem, a little research into Greek and Hebrew, languages used in writing the original Old and New Testaments, leads us to some simple conclusions in what words mean. And who translated them. I won't bore you with too many examples, because I know that can be hairy and difficult, so I'll pull out of my brain one or two. 2 Pet, if I'm not mistaken, when using hell, it would have been tartarus in Greek, or the dark abyss. Christ spoke often of Gehenna, which is God's refining yet merciful judgment. Nowhere in Greek and Hebrew translations does the Bible say God will punish forever. This is simply a mistranslation, from Rome. Greek OT texts us aion 128 times, meaning either a long period that begins and ends, or, forever. Sheol is the pit. Hades is the grave. Aion and Aionios in Greek are used as an age has come to destruction. Owlam in Hebrew was referenced 439 times in the OT, meaning age lasting. These kinds of studies have fascinated me during my journey into Christianity, as I found most churches very limited in their knowledge of exactly who translated their Bibles, namely Rome, and how much fear is used in church when it isn't used, in that manner, in the Bible. I'm not pissing with you, or putting you down. Your kind have done a good enough job of doing that to me for years, and thankfully, I've moved on to a better place, just for me. My husband, who was always a Christian, never a mormon, is still somewhat pissed off because of what he has really learned about original language usage, and how he was taught in his Christian upbringing.