My exit from Mormonism unknowingly started in early 2008 with a deepened desire to have my calling and election made sure for myself and my wife, and our place in the New Jerusalem assured for Christ's second coming. That all began with much fasting and prayer in February, and openness to the guidance of the Holy Ghost. During this spiritual journey, I never read anything online or elsewhere related to Mormonism or that would be considered "anti" material etc. What I did read and follow were philosophies and spiritual works that gave me the warm promptings and confirmation feelings associated with the Holy Ghost and a few months down the road, to the conclusion that all religions together were failing to unite the human family into a single peaceful society.

This epiphany (or "revelation" in religious terms) occurred on May 28th, 2008 and was the last day I considered myself Mormon or religiously affiliated. When this understanding dawned on me I felt the most exhilarating, freeing, and euphoric peace and freedom I have ever experienced. I had been freed from the dogma and closed minded thinking from my past indoctrination and upbringing, and awakened to the true nature, potential and beauty of humanity and creation. This experience was equal to or in excess of any spiritual confirmations or experiences I had on my mission and in Mormonism, of which I had many. During all of this time of searching I continued to read my Book of Mormon every morning, sincerely pray multiple times daily, fast, attend the temple, bare testimony and purify my life according to LDS teachings.

A couple weeks later I had another such epiphany that directed me to investigate why Mormonism in particular was not uniting humanity, but also deceptive and untruthful in its own right. It didn't take much searching online in today's information age to find many confirmable sources and events from Mormon origins and history that leave little trust in the watered down version of LDS church history as taught in Gospel Doctrine classes and a lot of doubt as to the LDS church's claims of being God's one and only true and authorized church. It was at this point that I introduced what I found to my wife who then began her own heart breaking awakening to the illusion and eventual disaffection with Mormonism.

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Comment by ERIC on February 5, 2011 at 9:11pm
Oh great! Another joker jumping on the Ex-Mormon bandwagon. Who is this bum anyway? Have we even heard of him before?
Comment by Susan G. Emmett on February 5, 2011 at 9:32pm
Very nice, Micah!  I just love these videos -- they are SO positive!
Comment by CB on February 5, 2011 at 9:40pm
Very cool...thanks for having the courage to live your truth out loud.
Comment by Scissors on February 5, 2011 at 11:04pm
Very nice! I honestly was bummed to hear you say you're married. LOL Guess I'll have to keep looking... :P
Comment by Vasalissa on February 6, 2011 at 9:28am

Excellent job Micah!!! 


I know I only pop on here now and then these days, but a lot has been going on (and changing for me) was great to see that.  :)

Comment by MikeUtah on February 6, 2011 at 10:39am
I'm flattered Katya!  Sorry to disappoint :-)  Glad you liked the video.
Comment by Vickie Duncan on February 6, 2011 at 2:44pm

I am so impressed Micah!  I appreciate you and all you do for so many of us.  Truly you are an inspiration.

It is at the end of a rough work day..that I get such enjoyment from all of you who have done your videos.





Comment by sinclaire on February 6, 2011 at 3:15pm

that was of my faves...

Comment by Kira on February 6, 2011 at 5:03pm
Good work, Micah! :)
Comment by Phoenix on February 6, 2011 at 10:50pm
Thanks for the vid! It's refreshing to see genuine family values for a change!


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