February 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Not Title Yet - Sadomasochism

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Utah leads the nation in the use of antidepressant medication, even as much as twice the national average. Many arguments as to the cause of this can be made, however, one glaring factor not present in other states is the enormous population of Mormons and the culture they live in. More than 70% of the population in Utah are Mormons. We also know that, in general, women tend to suffer from depression more so than men. Therefore, I will focus on the lives of…

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Added by Scissors on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Untitled

http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,118689,118689#msg-118689

Do you know what it's like to experience complete mental disintegration? I do. It happened to me, again, last night. You see, the stresses of daily life in addition to the stresses of maintaining a double life, compounded, one with another, and bit me. In this conflagration of the ego, my situation became all too clear; the motives…

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Added by Rng on February 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mormonism - Oppression Paper 3

Oppression/Liberation

Paper 3

2/7/11

 

Religion and Politics: Is Mormonism An Abnormal Threat?

 

            “Since it’s inception Mormonism has strived for world domination. It’s wealthy, it’s powerful, it’s very political, and it insists on being called Christian.” (Shwan McCraney, hotm.tv) To understand the gravity and enormous threat of this issue we have to understand the premises on which this church…

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Added by Scissors on February 8, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

A Gnostic Look at Christianity

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up…. Paul Valery

 

I’m going to try an experiment in Transformative Learning:  Habitual vs. Non Habitual ways of knowing.

 

Take your hands and interlace your fingers.  Bring consciousness to them.  Now notice if your right finger is on the bottom or is it your left.  Reverse your fingers like this.  Bring consciousness to them now.  Freely exchange your fingers back and forth and ask your hands these…

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Added by gnosticeye on February 4, 2011 at 9:03am — 8 Comments

Crossroads

http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,102855,102855#msg-102855

Sometimes, like this time, I'm not sure where to begin when talking about myself. More often than not, I'm overcome with an almost intolerable feeling of emptiness. Mostly because I'm coming to a cross-roads. This year I graduate and with that comes the pressures of maintaining my grades, filling out college applications and…

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Added by Rng on February 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mormonism - Oppression Paper 2

Mormonism’s Parasites

 

            Though the documentation is scarce on the inner workings of Mormonism, those who have lived on the inside and then escaped the mental gymnastics used by leaders of the church to keep the rank and file submissive, can easily explain what does get published. No other church on the face of the earth owns retail establishments like the Mormon Church does. The new City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City has been estimated to cost…

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Added by Scissors on February 2, 2011 at 12:40am — 3 Comments

Mormonism - Oppression Paper 1



During the first week of November, 2010 a flood hit Haiti that left an estimated 1500 people in the city of Leogane without shelter. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (otherwise know as the Mormons) has a large new chapel in Leogane where many people could have been sheltered, but they were turned away. The Mormon Church prides itself on humanitarian efforts boasting numerous causes and an outpouring of financial resources. Like other missionary groups the church goes…

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Added by Scissors on February 2, 2011 at 12:38am — 1 Comment

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