I've been waiting a long time to post my story but I think I'm finally ready to post it (here at least). Elizabeth's story reminded me that I should post my story, so thanks =). I tried to take somewhat of an academic approach, but still keep it personal. Enjoy!

Leaving the LDS Church

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Comment by MikeUtah on October 28, 2009 at 10:37am
I read through much of this. Very well put together and articulated. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Kiley on October 28, 2009 at 7:54pm
I read the whole thing. I admire your ability to write it out so objectively. I tend to let emotion creep into the whole thing, though a lot of the facts that led you out factored into my overall disbelief too. I am glad you transferred to the U. I wish I had. Even though I was so unhappy at BYU I was not seeing things clearly enough to leave.

That is interesting that they switched missionaries to four month recommends. Probably a good idea if they are looking for retention.After the mission I only went twice. Slapping barcodes on those recommends was kind of the last straw for me (I was already really weirded out by the ceremony itself, swearing obedience to men, and the whole freemason connect).
Comment by Matt Strum on October 28, 2009 at 9:14pm
I'm glad y'all enjoyed it! I sent it to my immediate family once it was finished, so keeping it civil was a major goal.

When my president told me about the 4 month thing I was just like ... so you don't trust me? Lucky enough for me I never had to use it once after I got back ;)

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