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one last strain of craze....my final testimony

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…

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Added by cifa22 on May 13, 2015 at 12:50am — 4 Comments

Glen Beck: Same Sex Marriage Will Cause Church Attendance to Plummet

Glen Beck said in a recent post that church attendance would plummet should the SCOTUS legalize same-sex marriage.

Personally, I think attendance will plummet on its own, with no influence from the SCOTUS decision.

Added by AlmightyBob on May 1, 2015 at 7:53pm — No Comments

IoT: The Lost Book of Mormon

Just finished listening to Infants on Thrones - The Lost Book of Mormon.  Interesting angle on a never-mo visiting the places surrounding the inception of the Book of Mormon... not my favorite episode, but interesting.

Added by AlmightyBob on May 1, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

If Joseph were alive today, and you were the jury:

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…

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Added by AmyJoMeg on April 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Temple Experience

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…

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Added by Andy on April 23, 2015 at 11:58am — 3 Comments

My brief time as a seminary student

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…

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Added by Andy on April 22, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Thankful Is ... Mormon Inc In Freefall!!!!!

We are the generation of now ex-Mormons who

are witnessing the downfall and decline of the

Mormon church in this age of the Internet - where

the Information Highway has been able to expose it

as the atrocity it is for all the world to see -

that it's a sham of the…
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Added by AmyJoMeg on April 18, 2015 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Mormon Stories - BYU Accreditation Meeting

The BYU Accrediation meeting has been posted by Mormon Stories BYU Accreditation Meeting Podcast.  Watching the Facebook blowup shows that the TBM community does not understand the issues brought by many attendees.

Added by AlmightyBob on April 17, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Going Clear - Mormon version

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…

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Added by Elohim's Dad on April 15, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Mormon Expositor Conference Review

Just finished Mormon Expositor Conference Review enjoyed most comments.  Very nice to recap all of conference in just a couple of hours.

Added by AlmightyBob on April 14, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Renegade Spirit: Why didn't Joe become a preacher man?

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…

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Added by AmyJoMeg on April 12, 2015 at 8:43pm — No Comments

IoT Any Opposed

Any Opposed on 'Infants on Thrones' was amazing!  I have new heroes.

Added by AlmightyBob on April 12, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Debrief Society podcast

Just listened to: Debrief Society: The Last Straw

The focus is on the female perspective of the faith crisis experience.

Quite enjoyed it.  Looking forward to more.

Added by AlmightyBob on April 11, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Reflections of a Mormon God, and finding God after Mormonism

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,…

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Added by AmyJoMeg on April 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

My favorite exmo podcasts

I listen to quite a few pod-casts. Here are my favorite ex-mo or exiting-mo pod-casts:

Infants on Thrones

Mormon Stories

Mormon Expositor

Naked Mormonism

Feminist Mormon Housewives

Debrief Society

Added by AlmightyBob on April 10, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

So a band of ex-Mos breaks into dance and song with a 'Nay' vote @ GC

Now that is something I would've loved to witness, but for I don't watch GC. 
According to the news, the Grass roots group organized yesterday's disturbance, and pulled it off quite brilliantly. May be small in numbers, but think of the millions they reached! :D



"In the press release, group organizers encouraged church members to anonymously send their general conference…
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Added by AmyJoMeg on April 5, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Molly Mo specialty line of clothing launched by former LDS member for female missionaries

Molly Mo sister missionary fashion line gets launched by gay ex-Mo;  opening was synced in time for General Conference. 


 http://fox13now.com/2015/04/04/former-member-of-lds-church-launches-molly-mo-clothing-line-for-sister-missionaries/

Added by AmyJoMeg on April 5, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments

The Mormon church has destroyed my past, but I won't let it ruin my future!

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…

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Added by Sandy on March 15, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Da Hell's wrong with me?

The Elders showed up at my door tonight with their curious timing and all the social pomp of an unexpected fart on a first date. The first Elder was just timid enough to speak in hushed tones while his dazzling companion was the conversational equivalent of eating a fistful of sand. I felt like the plate spinner on a 70's variety show just trying to kill a few minutes of light conversation.



Their timing was curious because I had exactly one hour with which to select from a houseful… Continue

Added by Marker on February 27, 2015 at 12:58am — 5 Comments

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