The first time I went to a Christian denomination church worship service as an adult was a non-denominational, charismatic church service. Needless to say, it was a strange event for me. It seemed like sheer pandemonium had ensued. I was still LDS but an inactive young, single mother and one of the guys in my circle of friends was charismatic. He invited me to what they called a “Praise Service”. This was back in the late 1970's. The “Jesus People” movement was waning, but not completely…Continue
Added by leahwalker on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Here is an example of my mother, who was so caught up in the Mormon Church and all of it's hype that she doesn't understand what is really important in life, (at least in my opinion).
My Mother was and is pretty well know in the Mormon Church. At one point in my life I had moved with my wife away from Utah, which is the best thing I ever did at the time. My Mom was having a hard time and so I had stupidly suggested that she come and stay with us where we were living. My sweet wife had…Continue
Added by Andy on July 14, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Being raised in the church, I was programmed for a celestial marriage. I didn't have a testimony that the church was true and was convinced that it was because there was something wrong with me. If I could only be 'better' or 'more' spiritual, then I'd finally get that spiritual confirmation I'd been lacking and everything would finally make sense. God must be testing me, right?
So, I grew up in fear that I would never be good enough. I grew up afraid of my own body,…Continue
Added by Shadowpuck on July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Has anyone read the directive, Packer's baby I think, on Sabbath Day observance? Now that my eyes are open, I see right through it to the mind control tactic that it is. The specifics are to be worked out in each ward council. Families will be fed dogma about how to spend THEIR time with THEIR families on Sunday. The hidden agenda is to get multi-generational families attending the temple because, as you know, you have to pay an entrance fee...tithing for 3 consecutive months, at least.…Continue
This letter, with enclosure, is being translated and will be distributed to units identified as French and Spanish in the United States and Canada. Distribution in these languages will be complete within two weeks. If leaders need this letter in languages not listed above, they may contact the member of the…Continue
Added by Brent Parkin on May 20, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments
May 10th, 2015
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
50 East North Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
To the First Presidency and Quorum of 12:
Until recently, I like many others who have become disaffected from the fairy tale of the LDS church…suffered alone…. completely alone in the knowledge that my God given intellect discovered. I cannot express adequately the sorrow, of loss of family and the faith crushing…Continue
Would you find the Defendant, guilty or not guilty, of the charges of:
1) Philanderer, adulterer, bigamist, polygamist, pedophile
2) Pious fraud and running a pyramid scheme (including his years as a treasure seeker prior to ordaining himself a…
Added by AmyJoMeg on April 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
I was 30 before I got married. Living in Provo and being single until 30 was really odd. One of the things I absolutely hated was what I called the three key questions. There can be more or less but usually there are three questions someone asks you when you first meet. When I lived in LA the questions were always based on money...What kind of car do you drive? What do you do for a living, (how much money do you make)? Where do you live, (again, where you live determined your net…Continue
This is my very first time posting a Blog so please be kind. :-)
i am new to the group and was filling out some info and it brought up a lot of old memories so I thought I would share some of them.
I went to High School in Provo, Utah. For those not aware of this, at the time, (not sure how it is now), if you maintained a high enough GPA then you could attend Seminary during regular school hours as if it were a normal class. You didn't get credit for it, it just…Continue
I saw "Going Clear" over the weekend and had a thought. So I wrote an e-mail to Alex Gibney, the film maker, proposing a Mormon version. The e-mail address was a general "info@" type address, so I didn't know what to expect.
Here's the e-mail:
"Dear Mr. Gibney,
Over the weekend I watched your film "Going Clear". I was stunned! I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as "Mormons". As…
Added by Elohim's Dad on April 15, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments
If his heart were 'truly' in the ministry, and bringing people to salvation, he would have worked toward that end. Many men and women go into ministry to earn their livelihood, without becoming or joining a cult to do that. Why all the fanfare? Did he not believe he'd be taken seriously if he'd have simply called himself a 'Minister,' and gone about teaching the spoken word?
Instead he painted a radical fringe religion that defied the social order then, and it still would today were…Continue
Added by AmyJoMeg on April 12, 2015 at 8:43pm — No Comments
Despite differences of perceptions on God and the world we inhabit, there is a distinct God found in Mormonism, than the biblical God found in the bible.
Joseph Smith's views of God were not static. According to one source, at the beginning of the LDS church his steward Oliver Cowdery addressed God as having certain attributes as found in the 1834 version of the Articles of Faith such as: "We believe that God is the same in all ages, and that it requires the same holiness,…
Added by AmyJoMeg on April 5, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Molly Mo sister missionary fashion line gets launched by gay ex-Mo; opening was synced in time for General Conference.
Added by AmyJoMeg on April 5, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Growing up in a Mormon family had it's memories of fun times and as I grew older those memories became hurts. As a child you just kind of go with the flow and attend church and activities because that's, well, just what the whole family did. It's all we knew. Rehearsed prayers, rehearsed testimonies, no tv on Sunday, no coffee, no playing with non member friends, etc. As a young women in the church they teach you, or should I say brainwash you, on the next step in your lives. Go to…Continue
Added by Sandy on March 15, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments
Making the choice to leave the Mormon church has made me realize that life has more meaning. Choices and changes don't seem that hard or that bad as once viewed in my own head when I was a member of the LDS church. “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Those still in the Mormon church seem to know all…Continue