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!

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Comment by MikeUtah on January 11, 2010 at 2:41pm
Jeannie: 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.

I know what you mean. This is the primary motivator that keeps me writing blogs or giving support to those who leave. Their current dumbing down of Gospel Principle and removing references to past documents rife of controversial doctrines is just further evidence of this. It makes me that much more grateful to be out. Be glad that you have escaped too.
Comment by Jeannie on January 11, 2010 at 5:15pm
Hi Micah, I read what you wrote about the dumbing down of the Gospel Principles. It was excellent. I am glad you are doing what you are doing. I enjoy your articles and comments. Keep it up. Yes, I am very glad that I am out of Mormonism. Now more than ever. It seems every day I discover something new about the cult that I did not know before,
Comment by Just Jason on February 5, 2010 at 7:41am
" I was talking about polygamy and explaining how the men had to do it, because so many men were lost in battle"

I just had a discussion with a mormon about polygamy last week. AFter telling her that Polygamy in the church disgusted me, she said the same thing basicaly - that it needed to happen because there were not enough men. This is absolutely not the reason they did polygamy, but for some reason every mormon has this excuse. I even remember on my mission telling people the same thing. How does inaccurate information get spread so deeply in the mormon religion. Does the church include this as part of the curriculum when it teaches polygamy?

Anyway, liked your post, and I totally agree, the mormon church is like a cult. It just amazes me that I couldn't see it while I was in the church.
Comment by Jeannie on February 5, 2010 at 5:03pm
That is what I was taught. I don't know if it is doctrine. But, that is what I was told in the MTC. I had not studied church history, so I had no idea that it was untrue. It still makes me angry that I taught that to so many people. I had family members tell me before I became a Mormon that there were so many things I did not know about the church. I really should have listened. It is interesting how the inaccurate information gets spread around, and there is no effort by those people who know the truth to correct the information. Probably because the truth is more damaging to a testimony, and inaccurate information promotes the image the Mormon Church wants to portray to the public. It is all about portraying the church in a positive light. They need more members and need to retain members to keep the tithing coming. Controlling information, promoting fear of lost of family and salvation so they can control the members and keep them controlled.
I am glad I woke up and ended their control over me.

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