July 2011 Blog Posts (3)

That was then this is Now

It seems to me that a good deal of apologetic for the church essentially boil down to the old phrase "that was then this is now". When I've had talks with Mormons about things like blood atonement or Blacks and the priesthood the answer is usually that we have more knowledge now or that we should trust contemporary prophets rather than older ones. As if we should pretend like the past never happened and that everything is all right now.  But this raises the question, How can an eternal God,… Continue

Added by Nicholas on July 24, 2011 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

Offended by the Church

Many people who go from activity to inactivity in the church, or even leave entirely are usually though of as being thin skinned. As if the only reason a person would leave the "Church" is because they are easily upset or offended. I have even been told that I probably was offended and that is why I am an Atheist. Well to all the Mormons out there... YES! I left the church because it offended me.

It offends my sense of decency when it claims Black people are descended from the very…

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Added by Nicholas on July 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Life after mormonism

It would be the easiest path to become an atheist, thus fulfilling our childhood teachings that all churches are abominations.  What I've learned in nearly 24 years is that they aren't.  Getting away from fundamentalism helps, because then you don't have to go around judging people to hell for not saying the right words.  You don't have to fall into the the grips of sign carriers, and of people who pound crosses into the ground for aborted babies.  You can actually find groups of people whose… Continue

Added by pollypinks on July 5, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

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