All Videos Tagged exmormon (Life After Mormonism (exmormon)) - Life After Mormonism (exmormon) 2017-09-25T20:35:37Z http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/video/listTagged?tag=exmormon&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Grant Palmer - "My Ah-Ha Moments While Researching Mormon History" tag:www.lifeaftermormonism.net,2015-06-15:2425233:Video:193447 2015-06-15T20:49:24.016Z MikeUtah http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profile/LAM_Admin <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/grant-palmer-my-ah-ha-moments-while-researching-mormon-history"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Z3BWMoplk5RLbjuUfA8nFj6b5oi*Bc*MnEP9CfmqgDpPN73tsrceDyKHcmU-5Q8HcHFWYL3gzn3w2PwjIn9FN3NwINPQ0ZPY/1128840698.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Grant is the author of An Insider's View of Mormon Origins (Signature Books, 2002) and The Incomparable Jesus (Kofford Books, 2005). He has also penned articles for the Salt Lake Tribune, Sunstone Magazine, The John Whitmer Journal and the Midwestern Journal of Theology. His list of positions and teaching environments is extremely varied, and… <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/grant-palmer-my-ah-ha-moments-while-researching-mormon-history"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Z3BWMoplk5RLbjuUfA8nFj6b5oi*Bc*MnEP9CfmqgDpPN73tsrceDyKHcmU-5Q8HcHFWYL3gzn3w2PwjIn9FN3NwINPQ0ZPY/1128840698.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Grant is the author of An Insider's View of Mormon Origins (Signature Books, 2002) and The Incomparable Jesus (Kofford Books, 2005). He has also penned articles for the Salt Lake Tribune, Sunstone Magazine, The John Whitmer Journal and the Midwestern Journal of Theology. His list of positions and teaching environments is extremely varied, and very interesting. During all the years he was working, Grant continued his research about the church, and eventually retired early from CES because he could no longer reconcile what his research showed with what he was asked to teach. He and his wife Connie live in Sandy, Utah. They like to travel and enjoy raising homing pigeon and parakeets. Grants homepage is: <a href="http://www.mormonthink.com/grantpalme">http://www.mormonthink.com/grantpalme</a>.... His email is: granthpalmer@gmail.com He has a two page outline of An Insider's View of Mormon Origins and welcomes requests for a copy if you will email him. Exmormon Reddit Moderator on the Growing Exmormon Community tag:www.lifeaftermormonism.net,2013-04-30:2425233:Video:160484 2013-04-30T16:12:14.299Z Spencer L. Jensen http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profile/AThreeHourBore <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/exmormon-reddit-moderator-on-the-growing-exmormon-community"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/46rp3lFVpjUXMQLvrUR*jBHWYYTZpuMiNHkCFBzlzf0r9ytpqJSq5wwDHXOJw5FK2VoN5F*di9NARKgadB31dhg3XckRrMd7/1020351166.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Transcript here: <a href="http://www.truebelievingmormons.com/exmormon/reddit-ex-mormon-forum/">http://www.truebelievingmormons.com/exmormon/reddit-ex-mormon-forum/</a> This interview covers how the Exmormon Reddit (technically a… <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/exmormon-reddit-moderator-on-the-growing-exmormon-community"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/46rp3lFVpjUXMQLvrUR*jBHWYYTZpuMiNHkCFBzlzf0r9ytpqJSq5wwDHXOJw5FK2VoN5F*di9NARKgadB31dhg3XckRrMd7/1020351166.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Transcript here: <a href="http://www.truebelievingmormons.com/exmormon/reddit-ex-mormon-forum/">http://www.truebelievingmormons.com/exmormon/reddit-ex-mormon-forum/</a> This interview covers how the Exmormon Reddit (technically a sub-reddit... "My name is Nick and I'm an Ex Mormon." tag:www.lifeaftermormonism.net,2011-08-13:2425233:Video:99255 2011-08-13T21:56:26.935Z MikeUtah http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profile/LAM_Admin <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/my-name-is-nick-and-i-m-an-ex-mormon"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/5ZkLPQJuHtrvgGaWnQpJc1yAyRynXyjwpiX7h*1kgSZs3EWQmiYoQhvVB*2Vv6DLd2JNsqIOyyc*dnCS-19xyA__/26175311.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Uploaded by iamanexmormon on Aug 13, 2011<br></br> <a href="http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/">http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/</a><br></br> <br></br> <a href="http://www.exmormonfoundation.org">http://www.exmormonfoundation.org</a><br></br> <br></br> <a href="http://www.postmormon.org/">http://www.postmormon.org/…</a><br></br> <br></br> <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/my-name-is-nick-and-i-m-an-ex-mormon"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/5ZkLPQJuHtrvgGaWnQpJc1yAyRynXyjwpiX7h*1kgSZs3EWQmiYoQhvVB*2Vv6DLd2JNsqIOyyc*dnCS-19xyA__/26175311.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Uploaded by iamanexmormon on Aug 13, 2011<br /> <a href="http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/">http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.exmormonfoundation.org">http://www.exmormonfoundation.org</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.postmormon.org/">http://www.postmormon.org/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.exmormon.reddit.com">http://www.exmormon.reddit.com</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.LifeAfterMormonism.net">http://www.LifeAfterMormonism.net</a><br /> <br /> My name is Nick Godfrey. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My dad is a lifelong member, while my mom converted to the church when I was three years old. Throughout my life I chose to believe and participate in the church. I always attended my church meetings and fulfilled my callings. I strove to obey the doctrines and practices of the church as strictly as possible. I drew a great deal of comfort from my beliefs. Mormonism was at the core of my identity.<br /> <br /> In July 2010 I started questioning whether I had a solid basis to believe in Mormonism. I concluded that I couldn't base my testimony on subjective feelings or personal spiritual experiences because first, people of all faiths feel similar emotions when they worship their gods, and read their holy books and if that is the standard of evidence that I accept Mormonism under, I would have to extend the same standard of evidence to these theologies. Second, the emotions and feelings that lead me to accept Mormonism, no matter how strongly they felt, or how externally generated they felt, could too easily be a product of self-delusion, hallucination, miss-perception, pattern-seeking, or wishful-thinking. I concluded that I needed to look for objective evidence if I was going to accept Mormonism.<br /> <br /> As I began to study Mormon history and doctrine deeper than I ever had in my life I began to discover many parts of the church's history that were intentionally hidden from me. I learned that Joesph Smith claimed to have translated the Book of Mormon from a hat, using a magic rock which he had previously used to defraud his neighbors through a practice known as "money digging". I learned that every truth claim in the BoM is contradicted by modern archeology, linguistics, and DNA evidence. I learned that egyptologists unanimously agree that the papyrus which Joseph Smith claimed was written "by the hand of Abraham" actually dates to thousands of years after the time that Abraham lived, and not a word of the Book of Abraham translates correctly. The deeper I studied, the larger problems I discovered in the first vision, the priesthood restoration, and every other foundational claim in the LDS church. Eventually I concluded that the historical record is consistent with Mormonism being a product invented by Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and their contemporaries.<br /> (CONTINUED)<br /> <br /> To read the rest of Pamela's story, please visit the following link:<br /> <a href="http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2011/08/my-name-is-nick-and-im-an-ex-mormon/">http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2011/08/my-name-is-nick-and-im-an-ex-mormon/</a> "My name is Micah and I'm an Ex Mormon." tag:www.lifeaftermormonism.net,2011-02-06:2425233:Video:38383 2011-02-06T02:24:03.882Z Suspicious Minds http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profile/suspiciousminds <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/my-name-is-micah-and-im-an-ex"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Uz5d4EE-OJ*Dq1rLaPsKFoMTWXKGVRnQKhcI4hlDJ-sDmIQFWI5T0kHA1GkckPi295SsjfPRL1fp0pa6I1Qedzbkp7tfDFQY/424989525.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br><a href="http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/">http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/</a><br></br> <br></br> <a href="http://www.postmormon.org/">http://www.postmormon.org/</a><br></br> <br></br> <a href="http://www.exmormon.reddit.com">http://www.exmormon.reddit.com</a><br></br> <br></br> My exit from Mormonism unknowingly started in early 2008 with a deepened desire to have my calling and election… <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/my-name-is-micah-and-im-an-ex"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Uz5d4EE-OJ*Dq1rLaPsKFoMTWXKGVRnQKhcI4hlDJ-sDmIQFWI5T0kHA1GkckPi295SsjfPRL1fp0pa6I1Qedzbkp7tfDFQY/424989525.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br /><a href="http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/">http://www.i-am-an-exmormon.com/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.postmormon.org/">http://www.postmormon.org/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.exmormon.reddit.com">http://www.exmormon.reddit.com</a><br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> (CONTINUED)<br /> <br /> Click on the link below to finish reading Micah's story:<br /> <a href="http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2011/02/my-name-is-micah-and-im-an-enthusiast-of-truth/">http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2011/02/my-name-is-micah-and-im-an-enthusiast-of-truth/</a> DAMU, I Thank You tag:www.lifeaftermormonism.net,2010-12-29:2425233:Video:32667 2010-12-29T16:36:30.087Z MikeUtah http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/profile/LAM_Admin <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/damu-i-thank-you"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Ybwl6RNN80EaFV3tZeuFPDnSUmx7gXBuXaALCtk41WtXvBcD5lnItxw-zqLop46t17s58lpdDjzKvLtqtmwuR8k9k7pf0rQU/674421129.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>* Main Street Plaza, a group blog for anyone interested in Mormonism: <a href="http://latterdaymainstreet.com">http://latterdaymainstreet.com</a> * <br></br>* Check out the best exmormon forum on the internet:… <a href="http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/video/damu-i-thank-you"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Ybwl6RNN80EaFV3tZeuFPDnSUmx7gXBuXaALCtk41WtXvBcD5lnItxw-zqLop46t17s58lpdDjzKvLtqtmwuR8k9k7pf0rQU/674421129.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />* Main Street Plaza, a group blog for anyone interested in Mormonism: <a href="http://latterdaymainstreet.com">http://latterdaymainstreet.com</a> * <br/>* Check out the best exmormon forum on the internet: h...