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Leaving Mormonism felt like a tragedy, but it has been a godsend
What this post is: something that I wish I had been able to read five years ago. It describes my faith crisis, what I did about it, and where I am today.
What this post is NOT: a huge list of reasons why I left Mormonism.
Added by veritessa on July 23, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments
When I was 13, in 1967, my mormen sunday school teacher, Dave Bushard, turned me onto marijuana. He sold me my first bag of pot in 1968. A few months later I walked in on him and another guy having sex. They invited me to join them, but I politely declined. I never went over to his house again.
Added by charlie wood on April 24, 2017 at 12:15pm — No Comments
What is meant by the veil of the temple in the Bible? Mormon veil in the temple? In the Mormon temple there is a veil that separates the people from the Celestial Kingdom. One is admitted through the veil after they present the handshakes, tokens, and phrases needed to enter into the presence of God. What does the Bible say the about the veil in the temple? I was reading Mark 15:38 which says, "And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom" and I wanted to know more…Continue
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When I finally got the courage to step out of Mormonism and find a new path, I kept wishing there was someplace I could go to just get away, and maybe talk to like-minded people. Now I'd like to provide that for others struggling down the transitioning path. We moved from Southern Utah to a remote but easily accessible spot in Northern Idaho. If you need a few days of solitude and listening ears, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially if you are interested in ACIM--a path that really…Continue
Added by Rei of Light on August 26, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments
My new book, "SHADOWS OF TRUTH" is now available for purchase in paperback or Kindle edition at…
Added by kclifford on August 16, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments
To The Prophet and Leaders of the LDS Church:
Please remove my name from church records for the following reasons:
1. For my sin of ignorance. Yes, the Bible teaches that ignorance is a sin. How am I guilty of this sin? As a Mormon I believed everything that…Continue
Added by AmyJoMeg on June 9, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments
So says a 'documentary' I watched tonight on pay per view: Illuminati - The Grand Illusion.
It.wasn't.joking. Not sure yet I got my money's worth, but I'll decide after I watch it 2-3 more times between now and Friday.
We're all just little puppets on strings, and the puppeteers are the Secret Society running the show behind the curtain. I kept waiting to hear them say "Joey Smith" and "Mormonism" in same sentence with Free Masonry and…
I'm not real sure yet how to operate all the ins and outs of this site, but bear with me, I'm still familiarizing myself with all of this. I thought I would give a history of the development of where I'm at now regarding my spirituality in chronological chapters in my next few posts. Meanwhile,I'd like to say that I am enjoying a lot of the posts here. I'm going to go ahead and post this to see if I'm doing it right. Blessings!
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In 2013 my wife and I were living in a southern suburb of Dallas, TX. I was employed by a well known "luxury retailer" in their Information Systems division as a Database Administrator (DBA). I was On Call 24x7x365 because I was the only DBA in the company for this particular database. At the same time, I was serving as the First Assistant to the High Priest Group Leader in my LDS Ward.
Let's say I was busy!
While still managing to fulfill my Priesthood responsibilities, I was…Continue
January 1977 , new year, I had left Miami for my 2 year Mormon mission.
Looking back it was tougher than I thought leaving than for most, because I didn't really have the support I needed as most missionaries would have , and this would serve me years later to save me and always give me a open mind which one needs to find a crack to leave the church , at the time of course I didn't see it that way when my mother didn't want me to go and didn't see me off to the airport and my dad…Continue
Added by Ironman1995 on May 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
When our heart is touched or pierced it changes direction , we open our whole being to asking questions that in the past where never possible , because we believe so hard and deep , we will go down with this ship of belief called Mormonism, the so called ONLY TRUE CHURCH.
In 1975 at age 17 I joined the LDS church with a naive and very trusting heart, why would I not trust these young men or leaders who projected everything i wanted to be from the start , coming from a weak family with…Continue
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Questions & Answers
Document 1: Questions 1 – 13
Note: Before getting in the Question & Answer, it is worth posting (and answering) a comment by a follower regarding the length…Continue
Added by Ron Karren on April 7, 2016 at 5:22pm — No Comments
MARIA OPHELIA ESNARDO REYES
Date of birth: 24 May 1961
THOMAS S. MONSON
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons)
The Church Office Building,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-5310
U. S. A.
HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO, III
President of the Republic of the Philippines
Presidential Communications Operations Office
3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacanang Compound
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ORGANIZING AND LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
The perpetuation of pedophilia by the current, well-established religions of the west are occurring for this overwhelming fact: Victims have been easy to ostracize, isolate and discredit. As long…Continue
Added by Ron Karren on April 2, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
11 SUMMARY, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
At the beginning of Release 08, I provided the common legal definitions of both child sexual assault and adult sexual assault. Because the majority of the action with Kylee took place in the state of…Continue
Added by Ron Karren on March 28, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments
10 THE UNDERGROUND LDS PSYCHIATRIST ORGANIZATION
In mid-2009, I received a call from a psychiatrist who informed me that he had heard about my story and that he would like to meet with me “off the record”. He provided me with the…Continue
Added by Ron Karren on March 20, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments
09 COVER-UP BY THE ECCLESIASTS
In late January 2008, when Kylee shared with me and her mother the sexual experiences with her grandfather, I chose to not have any parent-sharing time with Kylee for a weeks, so that I did not taint…Continue
Added by Ron Karren on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments