As I'm sitting here, bawling my eyes out, it begins the whole hate and anger spiral over again. The church doesn't deserve my tears with all it's pack of lies, and yet here I sit crying myself dry again. What the hell is wrong with me?
I'm brought back to thinking about the young women's values that were drilled into our heads: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works and Integrity. Brainwashing young girls with each…Continue
Added by Countess of Contention on November 23, 2014 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Once upon a time I was editor of The Daily Universe at BYU. It was great fun and I enjoyed writing a humor column. Since then I have written dozens of teleplays from Star Trek to Miami Vice. Also managed to write 18 novels, most of which have been published.
I went to New Zealand (62-64) on a mission and always thought it would be fun to write a novel about the experience.
Here is the cover of the screenplay, attached is the novel. …Continue
I give up!
I just realized there is no way possible for me to extricate myself from the Morg at this time. My parents, M&FIL and, more importantly, my wife are all doubling down on activities to strengthen their "testimonkies" and shun all things that might be damaging to their faith.
If I wish to lose everything, I can be true to myself.
I know. Many of you have done just this and survived. I just can't. Let me explain.
If you have read my…Continue
Tonight on LAM chat someone spoke of getting together in the real world. It was the sort of thing friends do for each other, but it made me think about the third wall. Upon hearing the exchange, the idea seemed as foreign to me as watching the Mary Tyler Moore show and turning off the television and calling and inviting Mary to drop by. That is to say that I interact with LAM in the way one might view a television show, except that it is…Continue
Dis un goes out to all mma homies on LAM. Lav u ma fuckas to the day I die. If I die soon, it will be okay cuz I've spent my life chatting wit y'all and I don't regret it. Ain't a better place to find crazy mah fuckas than LAM. Whenever I feel outta place in dis crazy mormon hood down in southern idaho, I remember you niggers. Special thx to Micah, Marshall, europebabe, austin, SM, QL, HB, and Kitkat. Oh! and Thomas too, we had some funny conversations back when.
I love you guys, …
Honestly, when I married my dear husband many years ago, I thought I got such a bonus with his family.
I'm not LDS. But the majority of my in-law family were strongly-practicing Mormons, in spite of the fact that the man I fell deeply in love with (their son/brother/cousin/uncle) was non-practicing and non-believing. He had wisdom!
His LDS family, I liked a lot and thought I hit the jackpot. His loving, gracious and kind mom was a dream come true for me, and I felt blessed and…Continue
1. "We believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and revelator who talked to God." Are you kidding me? In 1820 Joseph picks up a rock which he then convinces people he can use to find buried treasure. He puts the rock in a hat and then buries his head in the hat to see visions. What a wonder that he found no gold, but later stumbled onto a set of golden plates.
2. "We believe that Joseph Smith was an upright citizen before the law, and before God, and all." Well that is a…Continue
Added by The Devil on October 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
My sister started emailing me about a week before general conference, and things seemed to be going in a positive direction. However, when we started talking about my current beliefs and why I left home, things inevitably and predictably took a turn for the worse. Expecting this doesn't make it hurt any less though.
She asked about my side of the story, specifically why I left. So I told her in detail. Not so much about why I stopped believing, but rather why I left home. I told her…Continue
Added by Austin of Houston on October 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Have you ever had a hurts doughnut?" < "No." > Pow! (punches sucker in the arm). "Hurts don't it?"
Has this ever happened to you? It's a slightly painful prank that most people only fall for once. It's funny right...for the person who does the hitting anyway. Some victims laugh the pain off, some think "lesson learned," but others hit back.
The LDS church is the worlds biggest Hurts Doughnut, but the damage done is more painful…Continue
After seeing "Meet The Mormons" and the creepy presence of having a local leader creeping around the reporter and the person being interviewed, it reminded me of the BBC's John Sweeney's experience when he interviewed Tommy Davis of the Scientology church
A Trajectory of Mormon Transition, By Bill Dobbs
This well thought out Article is originally posted on movingpastmormonism.com
Please read the full version at…Continue
Added by Victoria on September 10, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
This Thursday, we are told, the big truck containing our belongings should arrive between 9 and 11 am MDT. We'll see! I've heard this tale before!
After several miscues, it seems our belongings will join us in our new home in Greeley, CO! Yay!
We love the house. It's great being near the in-laws. The weather suits us perfectly (so far). Good, eh?
Downside: Wife, in-laws and my parents have had so much in their recent lives that has sent them reeling that I must hang on…Continue
I watched an episode of a National Geographic show called Drugs Inc. that really made me think about this issue and what the repercussions for Utah could be.
Has anyone else been worried about this or had experience with it?
Added by JayCee on July 21, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments
It’s no surprise that when it come to the average non-Mormon and the average Mormon, we don’t always see eye to eye. Let’s take a look at just a couple of the most key aspects of the Mormon religion and see where the two sides are generally falling on the matter.
Joseph Smith Sleeping with 14 year Old Girls
Added by Sparrowlark on July 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Growing up in the Mormon faith I can recall many an occasion when the catholic was used as as the prime example of corruption and therefore proof of its falsehood. I remember a teacher telling our Sunday School class once that catholic church would tell its members that they if they payed a certain amount of money that the church had the ability to purchase their dead loved ones out of hell. Many of these followers were peasants and in low standing in the world and could…Continue
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?? Translation and Historicity of…Continue
Once upon a time, I was a missionary in one of the highest baptizing missions in the world. You see, as an LDS missionary, your heart is set on converting even just one soul to the Gospel of Mormonism during your 18-24 months. In many missions around the world, you're lucky to even get that one savory experience. When I arrived to Santiago Chile towards the end of April 1998, the monthly goal per each missionary companionship was 10 baptisms, month-after-month. I had heard of the…Continue