"Well this is really interesting. I'm glad you posted your thoughts. I'm not an ex-Mormon but I get what you were saying, I think. It's a whole different deal living under grace rather than the law. The apostle Paul talks in the Book…"
"I had to have a family tragedy to make me leave the Mormon cult. My dad joined in 1940, and most the family joined because of his testimony (My mom did not). I was a member 54 years. Then I got a divorce and my ex tried to get me to stop taking my…"
"I'm pretty clear on why exiting mormons readily gravitate towards atheism, and I think answers in this thread are pretty close to my feelings on the issue.
As for exmormons fading away, I understand that, too. A number of friends I have…"
"There is a change within the religious community as far as numbers go. I don't know the figures, but I know some are growing and some aren't. The ones growing are the charismatic evangelical types who go for the emotional…"
"I looked into this strange change. I did a survey here on Life After Mormonism and found that most of the respondents had just turned atheist over time. They did not tie it to the Mormon church so I think that a lot of them would have turned anyway.…"
"I could get into a long explanation of the term "inerrant" but let me do a short version of the concept from a Christian perspective on the Bible. The Christian claim for inerrancy of the Bible is for the original "autographs"…"
"My only issues, as a universalist, are the fact that most Christians take it on faith that the Bible is inerrant, and that Jesus came to be atoned. I disagree with both, and consider myself a Christian."
"OK, here it goes. These are the nine basic beliefs that orthodox Christian faiths subscribe to.
1. The Bible is the Word of God.
2. The Trinity, one God, three persons.
3. The deity of Christ. He is God.
4. The Virgin birth of Christ.
5. Christ died…"
"Yup that is a problem with fundamentalist groups that are legalistic in nature. I have to run to a civic type meeting right now but when I return I'll give you my list of what I think most would agree are basic orthodox Christian beliefs."
"As far as church speak goes, and the basic tenants discussed, I think you probably need to clarify those. Because I was far more traumatized by fundamentalism than I ever was mormonism, and people are very vulnerable as they leave the…"
"Yikes, I didn't mean to hijack the thread here
Thank you!!! This has been the most painful process I've ever gone through, the letting go of old beliefs and embracing new ones. It is definitely a process. I…"
"This is pretty cool that you are in this process, hazelWings. I have been a Christian for almost a year now, and I am so greatful for that. I agree with most everything that everyone else has said. I remember how weird it was to hear people say that…"