second generation mormon, so didnt know any better. My whole life i could never get my head around that the mormon church was the only true church on earth, that GOD was going to save 2% of the population, known as MORMONS, yea right. Was a good boy and went on a mission at 19, got married in the Temple and yes had a family and had many callings throughtout my TBM years. Then one day both my wife an I decided that we needed to wake up and smell the coffee, and we have never looked back or been happier.In January 2010 we decided that we had had enough brain wasing and we decided that enough was enough and we left with our children. we have lost some friends, but we expected that, we still have contact with some friends and they are always asking if we are happy, i think they are hoping that we are misrable or something so we will go back to church, i always have pleasure in saying that we have never been happier, it is priceless to see the reaction on their faces when i say that. this has been the best decission that our family has ever made, and we will never look back.
Interests and Hobbies:
NOT THE BOOK OF MORMON, LOL, HAHA
LOVE GOING TO THE MOVIES AND WATCHING PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING, NOW THAT I CAN GO AND NIT HAVE TO FEEL GUILTY FOR WATCHING ANYTHING MORE THAN PG.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
SITTING DOWN WITH REAL FRIENDS ENJOYING A CUP OF COFFEE, SOMETHING SO SIMPLE, BUT GETTING PAST THE FACT THAT I WAS ALLOWED TO DRINK COFFEE WAS JUST BAZARE, ONLY A TBM WOULD KNOW WHAT OR HOW THAT FEELS.
If you went on an LDS mission, where and when did you go?
Arizona Phoenix Mission, 1986 - 1988
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Good job Buddy.. I am happier but it's amazing how your so called friends at church treat you like a lepper and give you this cult behaviour. Time to start again hey.. Hope we can chat 1 day and be mates. Keith
Rachel McSweeney is her name. She's had bouts of inactivity herself, so I'm not sure how well she's known in the church community over there. But there are a few other McSweeney's in that neck of the woods (my dad's from there), so if you know any other McSweeney's, that's probably my lot.
hey champ. i'm from brisbane. been 'out' ever since my suspicions regarding the church started taking grip while on my mission in japan '06 - '08. got home, taught mission prep etc, but never felt right. i had a sporting injury last year which gave me a lot of 'down' time to study and finally work things out. been a free man ever since. if you're from newy u might know one of my mission comps from out those ways. more info later
Hey, I have four kids. My son just returned from a mission in New
York. He is 23. I also have three girls 20, 15 and 14. They are having a hard time with me leaving. I struggle to get them to understand.
My wife is going back and forth on the whole believing thing.
I threw away all my Jesus Jammies last week. It felt great! How could I have been duped my entire life! I am in Utah so it is really tough with the neighbors continually trying to save me....
No worries Brett. I am not aware of any groups that meet in person, but here on LAM there is a group for those former Mormons living in Australia and New Zeeland called "Down Under Doubters": http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/group/downunderdoubters Try joining this group and posting your whereabouts and whether anyone is near you or interested in forming a meetup group.
I've been out for just over 3 years and was fortunate to have my family (wife/kids) leave with me. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
You love movies, so I saw "The Trip" this weekend. British film. I prefer British and Irish films because you don't get the fake teeth and boobs, but this was a silly little flick that was done well and quite funny. Two blokes taking a road trip through English country side that was very beautiful. I haven't been to England in 41 years, and it brought back some memories.