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
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
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
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
Added by Andy on April 22, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments
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
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
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
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
Any Opposed on 'Infants on Thrones' was amazing! I have new heroes.
Added by AlmightyBob on April 12, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments
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
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,…
I listen to quite a few pod-casts. Here are my favorite ex-mo or exiting-mo pod-casts:
Infants on Thrones
Feminist Mormon Housewives
Added by AlmightyBob on April 10, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments
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