I am reading "Blood of the Prophets Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows" by Will Bagley. This is an eye opening book. I remember when I was investigating the Mormon Church and when I was serving my mission for the Morg. I was preaching Joseph Smith as a prophet, seer and revelator. I was preaching that the Mormon church was God's only true church on the face of the whole earth. I was talking about polygamy and explaining how the men had to do it, because so many men were lost in battle.I thought mormonism was the truth. When all along I was in a life sucking cult. Amazing isn't it? Joseph Smith was a megalomanic who created a religion to justify his lusts, greed, and desire to be a king over everyone. When he died, Brigham Young was more than happy to take over for his good friend Joseph and carry on his duties. It would be absolutely horrifying to be a Mormon women in that day and age. Women were cattle to those men. I remember listening to the history of the church in church. How the pioneers were so persecuted and they did nothing to deserve the persecution. I would say they did a lot to really piss the non members off. I would be worried too, if someone moved in next to me and starting talking about how God was going to give them everything that belonged to the me and my family. The sanitized church history that the church spews out of its mouth is absolute shit. I am rambling and ranting. It really pisses me off that so many church members are in the dark about the true history of mormonism. They keep them in a childlike state, they never vary outside of the bubble of mormonism.
Living their lives in devotion to a cult that sucks the life out of them. Mormonism used to seem so wonderful to me, now it just seems like complete craziness!