"This is how I discovered truth. My name is Chris and I'm an Ex Mormon."

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I served a mission in Japan and remember all the wonderful spiritual experiences and feelings very vividly. Spirituality, God and Religion is such an interesting and passionate topic.

My life has been such a wonderful journey of discovery, and I have found so much to gain by studying these topics. My life is truly enriched because of light and truth.

I encourage you to leave no stone unturned in your quest for truth.

My advice? Learn what truth is, and seek to discern the patterns of truth. Here is what I have found so far:

Truth is not afraid of being discovered and examined thoroughly, rather it is darkness and deception that hides behind the shadows -- in hopes of never being "found out".

Truth can be sliced and analyzed in 100 different ways and it will always remain true.

Falsehood on the other hand can only be sliced a few different ways before it becomes increasingly obvious that it is false.

People who hold false beliefs avoid criticism and debate, and tend to avoid sharing their experiences publicly because they know their opinion is not well founded.

Truth tends to fit all the facts, while falsehood only fits a portion of all the facts.

Truth is independent of belief, social status, tradition, feelings, experiences or culture.

Falsehoods that persist for long periods of time (generation after generation) tend to have a propagation mechanism that takes advantage of human purposes, fears and desires.

Truth cannot contradict itself or reality.

As knowledge is gained, truth and falsehood both become more self-evident. Therefore knowledge plays a major role in discernment.
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Comment by Brandags on May 14, 2011 at 10:57am
Awesome video, Chris! Thanks so much for sharing your story. I especially enjoyed hearing about how you see the world now, and how you care so much more deeply about this life since it may be all we have.
Comment by Wednesday on May 14, 2011 at 11:16am

Thank you for being so articulate and sharing the pain and betrayal of learning the church isn't true, and how to begin putting the pieces back together after that betrayal has ripped you apart. 

Comment by Amélie on May 14, 2011 at 12:17pm
Awesome Chris!
Comment by livewell on May 14, 2011 at 1:00pm

thank you Chris for sharing your journey in search of truth; to find inner peace is priceless. "That which is false troubles the heart. We suffer when we are separate from truth. Lack of alignment causes your pain. Truth does not need witnesses -- all authority is false."

Comment by livewell on May 14, 2011 at 1:33pm
I understand your comment about your mother's selective memory.  That kind of stuff can make one crazy as there's no reasoning behind it.  Standing on truth's solid ground feels right and good.
Comment by loveslabourslost on May 14, 2011 at 4:08pm
i found this quite encouraging. thank you, thank you, thank you.
Comment by Don on May 14, 2011 at 4:27pm

This is such a great video!  it shares that people are humans, that we need and can use positive motivation for a successful life!  What a great vid!

I am so glad that we have the internet, the sharing of ideas and perceptions.We now know what a load of crap the Mormon Church is!  Good for us and our freedom!

Don

Comment by Lyndee on May 14, 2011 at 10:12pm
Chris,  Thank you for sharing your story.  I feel extremely blessed that my discovery came when I could feel the support and hope from people like you.  I still yearn for others who can relate to the devastating knowledge that truth has been hidden from us, is still being hidden from us.  When I first seriously considered the evidence I was finding, my thought was, "Someone has to tell the general authorities.  This is terrible.  They certainly don't know about this.  How could such knowledgeable and successful men be unaware of the lies?"    Well, now I am just angry and so full of hurt.  All genuine respect for them has been replaced with disgust.  Thank you for the hope that things will get better.
Comment by MamaCthulhu on May 14, 2011 at 10:19pm
What's a contemporary error?
Comment by Wednesday on May 15, 2011 at 12:40pm
MamaCthulhu, If I'm not mistaken a contemporary source is the same as a primary source (i.e., "a term used in a number of disciplines to describe source material that is closest to the person, information, period, or idea being studied" [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_source for more info0. So an example of a contemporary error would be Joseph Smith's using entire portions of the King James Bible in his "transcription" of the Book of Mormon. The material isn't "contemporary" to the period of the Book of Mormon, so it's a contemporary error.

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