The scars of Mormonism are always very evident on this board.

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jacob Dec. 2012

I think for some of us the wounds are still quite fresh and for others just a memory, but we all share a bond. We were hurt for a higher cause, and we learned that the higher cause was a fraud.

I have been on this board since about 2005, at first I just posted, unregistered, under my first name. Now I post under my temple name. This board was instrumental in guiding me out of Mormonism. I just wanted to list some of the things that this board has taught me.

- My parents love me in their way, but I don't want my children to suffer the same love.

- A teacher doesn't have to have an agenda, but be careful because they might.

- A person can be a good person, but it doesn't mean that their cause is good.

- I can guide myself without God, but I don't have to reject help from others.

- Mormonism is bad, but not always.

- Mormonism doesn't have a monopoly on bad, but that doesn't excuse their behavior.

- Black and white thinking doesn't die with your faith, but it should.

- If I was so wrong before it means that I'm probably not right now, but now I know I might be wrong.

- There has always been something to laugh at, I just didn't know there was as much to laugh at as there really is.

There you go, I don't know why the hell I am so introspective today.


Don Bagley
Re: The scars of Mormonism are always very evident on this board. I honor all of you for your integrity and courage.
Your last point is important to me. Humor is the best non-narcotic pain reliever I've ever found.


xz
Re: The scars of Mormonism are always very evident on this board. I honor all of you for your integrity and courage.
And humor at their expense is one of the things Mormons fear most from others.


Susan I/S
Interesting list :)


Dave2012
Re: The scars of Mormonism are always very evident on this board. I honor all of you for your integrity and courage.
I took this post to heart and changed/edited the post to meet my own feelings:

- My parents love[d] me in their way, but I don't want my children to suffer the same love.
- A teacher doesn't have to have an agenda, but be careful because they might.
- A person can be a good person, but it doesn't mean that their cause is good.
- I can guide myself without God, but I don't have to reject help from [god or] others.
- Mormonism is [not always] bad.
- Mormonism doesn't have a monopoly on bad, but that doesn't excuse their behavior.
- Black and white thinking [is rarely usefull].
- If I [am] wrong [before] it means that I [could] be wrong now.
- There has always been something to laugh at, I just didn't know there was as much to laugh at as there really is.

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