I'm here, but I'm here under protest. I'm here because I think I have an audience here, more so than within the confines of the religion of my youth.
Most of what I see discussed on Exmormon sites, blogs, conferences, forums and discussions, I find boring, counterproductive and a waste of time. I don't see much point in say, dissecting point by point Conference talks, discussing whether or not polygamy is a good thing, discussing Adam/God theory, Book of Mormon historicity, and you name the discussion -- I'm not really interested.
Probably most blasphemously of all on an exmormon site -- I'm as sick of "exit stories" as I am of "testimonies." I know, I know, we are trying to create a sense of community, but a community of what? Whiners?
I'm actually more fond of the "Post" prefix, since it seems to signal moving past or beyond a previous location. At some point, almost everybody on this site has had their butt sitting on a wooden pew in a Mormon chapel. At some point, almost everybody on this site found enough redeeming aspects to the religion to be a participant.
The problem with religion is that on the whole it tries to be something that it is not. Religion is not physics. Religion is not history. Religion is not chemistry. Religion is not archaeology. Religion is usually more culture and race, than it is choice, Mormonism's missionary efforts aside.
Religion is not literal. The second you take religion literally you have wars, contention and strife. Thus the constant battles between the Mo’s and the Ex’s. Most of the Ex vs. Mo arguments are solved with one sentence:
“If you’ve taken anything in the Mormon religious doctrine (temple, priesthood, resurrection, atonement, the fall, etc.) as a literal fact, you were wrong.”
If I have a philosophy, it tends towards an atheistic humanism, colored by a rich metaphoric Mormonism that provides the mythological backdrop for my existence. I'm no more "ex"-Mormon, than someone could be "ex"-Jewish -- I am what I am – and I’m certainly not a believer and I’m certainly not an “ex”.