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
Dangerous Secret. Your film script. It is ready.
Added by Michael Oborn on July 3, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Okay, this is really, really hard to talk about. But I wanna tell my story. I wish I could tell tbm's, but I'm too much of a coward. And it seems the man I hate the most is friends with everybody, so I won't.
Lets just say I had a very, very bad experience in my old ward. I was a totally dedicated Mormon. While all the other girls got into cussing and "horrible" things like that, I stayed "pure." I read my scriptures every night, prayed a thousand times a day, and when…Continue
Hey Guys, it's been a while, but I'm starting to struggle with telling people (friends on FB mostly) that I'm no longer involved in the church.
Being roughly two years since I returned from my mission, I've decided it's finally about time to share my "awakening" experience and relevant thoughts.
I did it without the internet. Just studying the scriptures during my mission I noticed lots of inconsistencies and flat out insane crap that Mormons believe. After I spent a while reading the Old Testament I couldn't even believe what I was reading anymore. Besides being utterly cruel , it was far from anything feasible, even with…Continue
Added by Saint Noodle on June 13, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
I share my own story of leaving the LDS church.
Added by Victoria on June 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I know I'm not perfect and have my weak, low points. But I've always done my best to rectify and fix that.
But whatever. I'll just shut up and leave because it's obvious it's what the community here as a collectively would like.
It kinda sucks how Mormonism stole so much from our lives. With all that time spent on a mission and at church meetings so much could have been accomplished! Two years is long enough to make $100,000 for many people. Family bonds are smashed to pieces all the time because of Mormonism. It's regrettable; enough even to make you want to grab Eyring by the balls and squeeze 'em until his eyeballs pop.
One of my greatest hopes is to become a billionaire someday and provide the kind of…
Added by Saint Noodle on June 8, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments
My TBM wife and I are moving from our home in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to northern Colorado. The moving van arrives Monday and will load all our belongings, except what we would prefer to carry ourselves in our 5x8 cargo trailer and Dodge Grand Caravan. We will drive to Salina, KS on Tuesday and spend the night. Wednesday we will finish the drive, arriving at my in-laws' home, where we will stay until we find our new home.
My in-laws are facing the challenges of…Continue
Added by Moose on June 6, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Single Dad Laughing. He writes a pretty good blog, generally never touches on topics of the church.
But today he did. It's pretty great. I feel like it summarizes how many of us feel about temple weddings.
And, of course, there are plenty of comments to troll. Enjoy.
Added by loveslabourslost on June 5, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments
Newest post guys, check it out! I'm starting to prep emotionally and mentally for returning to Utah in a couple of months and trying to find courage to be an exmo can be tough!
Added by JayCee on May 19, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments
Yesterday was a very interesting day. I left the church in December of 2013. My wife had stopped attending a year or so earlier. I have lived in this area over twenty years and I have served in a bishopric, high council, elder's quorum president, and other callings. However, for the last three to four years I started studying Mormonism, its history, and other information, along with an in depth examination of religion in general, as well as evolution and the origin of the universe. I…Continue
Sometimes I just can't get over how little people think before they speak. *shakes head*
Added by JayCee on May 8, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Hey Guys, I need your advice on dating and marriage outside the church, I'm completely new to this so I feel completely lost and clueless. Any advice or help is welcome!!
I'm new here, so am keen to make new friends and share experiences. I suppose my profile is also online, but also feel free to introduce yourself or chat.
Does anyone have any experience of it taking time to adjust to new mindset and form new relationships after leaving Mormonism? It seems that patterns have a tendency of recurring (or swinging to an opposite extreme - e.g. reacting to something rather than setting one's own course) prior to settling into a healthy, balanced middle-ground.
Difficult to relate to Mormons fully because I don't share their foundational beliefs and even harder to relate to non-Mormons who can't…Continue