It is better to travel well than to arrive.   Buddha
I love this quote. It reminds me of members of the church going to the bishop with serious marital problems and the bishop telling them to stick it out and things will be better in the next life. Is there a next life?? Who knows. But I can tell you this. The bishop told me if I left the church I would lose my relationship with my boys and my grandkids and all kinds of terrible things would happen. Here I am 9 years later and have not seen a bit of it. My relationship with my boys is great as with my grandkids. Me and my wife of 9 years are as much in love as ever and enjoy most all of our spare time together. What a bunch of hooey. If the church just admitted it's a man made organization that gives people direction in their life I wouldn't have a problem. But the church lies to it's members and defrauds them out of 10% of their income, and about 6 hours a week worship and callings and cheats them out of the freedom to choose what there own lives will be. If there's a judgement day for the so called prophets of the church, I WANT TO BE THERE!!!

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Comment by Don on March 19, 2012 at 1:51pm

Life is short, so very short!  If we can spend it in joy and not being manipulated like so many chess pieces on someone elses board and game, we are fortunate.  salt Lake consumes people and spits them out just like a piece of farm equipment running thru a corn field.  For one, I enjoy my calm independence, the ability to call it as I see it when asked, and to sit on the back porch, eat some oatmeal cookies and drink some iced tea without some wild eyed person sermonize me on the evils of oatmeal.  

Life is good.  It can be our resposes to the stimulus that makes it tough.  I choose freedom and happiness. :)

In the name of Moroni and his little rooty tooty horn.  Amen. :)

Don 

Comment by tethercarguy on March 19, 2012 at 2:03pm

I hear ya Don.

Comment by MikeUtah on March 20, 2012 at 11:14am

Men/women are that they might have joy. Too bad the church mostly gets in the way of this being fulfilled.  I love just existing and doing what makes me and others around me happy without the expense of my own fulfillment and happiness.

Comment by Sari on March 24, 2012 at 6:14am

I often wonder why I had to be raised so delusional as a TBM and go through such a struggle to move beyond that and learn to live by my own thinking making my own choices. The only reasoning I have come up with is that I appreciate my freedom so much more and my logic and reasoning are so much more authentic than if I had never been raised so blinded. Life means so much more to me now outside of the LDS delusion.

I think those of us who see the fraud that the church is, and have risen above enough to still live among others who refuse to see that, see so many things in a clearer perspective and are better examples of that type of authentic thinking.

Hope that makes sense and glad to hear you are finding joy all on your own without the life long struggle to fit in a mold and pretend you are so joyous about it!!!

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