"Religion today, or at least Christianity, does not provide the understanding with which society makes sense. Nor does it provide any means by which the life of the individual has value. Christianity fights unreal crises which it creates by its fascination with its own abstractions." Vine Deloria Jr.
Added by Laman2000 on June 17, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments
How do you deal with early morning seminary? Try this kids
I have just begun my Adventures into the secular world. And I’m absolutely clueless. Drinking, Sex, and skirts above the knee:P Check out my blog to hear my story. It keeps me sane and it’s anonymous
Added by youngsinglerunning on June 16, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments
The video on the bishop who covered up the sex abuse triggered this disturbing memory.
When I was seventeen, my parents took me to a mormon counselor because I was being rebellious. He was a creep who told me I was a "10" in the looks department and his favorite client. He liked to draw pornographic pictures for me under the guise of educating me about boys and why I needed to be careful around them. I went to him for several months (never told my parents about the drawings).…Continue
Added by Mary on June 8, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments
The LDS Church looses legal court cases all the time, they just don't tell YOU! Like so many things within the Church its "pro forma" / for image/form". This is just one of the lawsuits they lost. They have lost them on the way they handled memberships, ...violating your Constitutional Right to Freedom of religion is a serious thing. Missionaries screwing their contacts, getting them pregnant...... all serious image and reality issues.
Read the link below for more…Continue
Added by Don on June 7, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments
http://breakingmormon.blogspot.com/ Do you feel like you have never grown up because of the church.
Added by youngsinglerunning on June 5, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments
I'm dealing with the mommy problem. I love my mom but...
Added by youngsinglerunning on May 23, 2013 at 10:17pm — No Comments
I wrote my resignation letter on the 20th of May 2013. I just received my "invitation" to return in the mail today along with a letter from the Bishop. It is my surprise that the Bishop isn't talking of my condemnation into outer darkness but if anyone has hurt me in any way to please let him know. He also said even if I do chose to leave the church for good, he hopes I would still remain friends with him and his family. I assume during the course of…Continue
Added by Catholic_girl26 on May 22, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
The missionaries came to my house on Saturday unexpectedly as usual. I talked to them for a while but they could tell something was on my mind. Honestly, I think the church has been on to me for a while now, that I was going to go back to the Catholic Church. I almost think they seriously have had someone following me... ok, I'm exaggerating but seriously, it felt like they were about to come up to me…Continue
Walking on egg shells -
painfully and quietly, afraid
to make a noise that will
Balancing on the sharp,
with crooked smiles on our faces -
we are ducking away from the double,
dark suited shadows
who sometimes haunt our homes
and always haunt our nightmares.
just below the surface, boiling -
words like weapons waiting for…Continue
Added by loveslabourslost on May 13, 2013 at 8:58pm — No Comments
After a short time of having my very mormon (TBM) little sister visiting me all the way from Mexico, I am feeling a connection back with my family as I hadn't felt in more than 10 years since I began to question and move away from the mormon lifestyle. It's been 13 years since my first actual conscious doubt about the existence of "god" and the purpose of one's life. Since then, after recovering from a close-to-death experience, a series of conscious and unconscious questions arose in my…Continue
Open your mouth wide, and prepare
to swallow one more bitter spoonful
meant to be suppressed,
not felt -
just tucked away, unheard.
Close your eyes tight,
cinch the corners and keep out the light
because the illumination of reality
Lying to yourself is akin to being optimistic,
so surely walking around with eyes closed
will be the key to happiness.
Assume that when you speak,
you are wrong,
Added by loveslabourslost on May 10, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments
I am sharing a blog post on my open salon blog about fainting to be released from Mormonism.
Added by Elisabeth Kinsey on May 8, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I want to run my fingers up and down your spine,
and turn your pages slowly - thumbing through,
unfolding your layers.
I will gently linger over bent corners, branded
and I'll stop to ponder the question of
who was here before me?
why didn't they treat you more carefully?
Added by loveslabourslost on May 6, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Someone is at the door. Again.
-But I wasn't expecting any visitors this early afternoon. And my friends rarely visit me during the day. Actually it is about time for my appointment and I'm not even close to being ready.
It was hot and the sun fell vertically…
Added by Laman2000 on May 6, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments
So, I know a lot on here are atheists and some have choosen to be other faiths besides Christian but like I've told my background story, I returned to the Catholic Church RUNNING because it is where I am happy and what I truly believe. So, please no rude comments. I'm in the process of trying to resign but not completely sure how to go about it because I have some dear friends who are LDS and…Continue
Has anyone ever faked moving or relocating to get the church off their back after resigning or becoming "inactive"?
Agency. Free Will. Choice. All important words according to the Plan of Salvation. Can free agency be assumed in all situations and decisions, or are there prerequisites that make it conditional? If any choice is reduced to a single alternative, has free will been diminished? These are important questions while considering the methods employed by the LDS church, both in it's missionary program, and gospel curriculum. What most Mormons don't realize is that…Continue
Pressure cookers - that's all we were. Like bombs waiting to explode all over innocent people, we sat silent in backpacks until we couldn't take it any longer.
How many people did we hurt?
Thinking about pressure - I think of the days before my patriarchal blessing. I was 14 at the time, and I felt unprepared. Time and again, people had said wait until you're ready. I didn't feel ready. I felt uneasy. But my father kept saying again and again who knows how much…Continue
Added by loveslabourslost on May 4, 2013 at 8:34pm — No Comments
Ever wonder what it is like being a single young molly woman who after three days had her whole life disappear.
I have just begun my Adventures into the secular world. And I’m absolutely clueless. Drinking, Sex, and skirts above the knee:P Check out my blog to hear my story. It keeps me sane and it’s anonymous…Continue
Added by youngsinglerunning on May 3, 2013 at 12:17am — No Comments