Date: October 14, 2017 02:37PM
I retreat inside of myself, into my peaceful, insulated shell, and the Mormons can't reach me there. This was not easy to do. First, I had to make sure I did everything possible to free my children and grandchildren from the influence of pushy religious fanatics. I could not retreat, until the fight was over.
I can venture out of my little world, whenever I have to. I have to go out and work at my career. Still--even in my job, I'm at liberty to choose who I work with, and I will not do business with Mormons. Here in Utah, too many people I know have been robbed by Mormon scammers. I don't want to pay any wages or any other money, to have 10% of it end up in the coffers of LDS, Inc. (I don't voice this out loud, but I quietly practice this.)
Away from work, at home, and with my family, I don't like to talk about religion at all (except to vent here on RFM), because I don't want to waste one more second of family time. My children have all resigned from the cult, and whatever else they believe is up to each individual, as is their right as Americans.
I can choose to play non Mormon-written music at home. I can read books NOT published by Deseret Publishing, I don't have to watch conference, we don't read the Ensign or Church News. The fact that none of my friends are Mormons was not originally my choice, but, thanks to being shunned by the Mormons, I am now happy to not have any of them in my life.
If I encounter any Mormons, and they try to push their way into my private life or business, I but up firm boundaries, and keep everything impersonal and brief.
YOU can make your own boundaries, and enforce them! You can add new boundaries, change them for individuals, and keep your personal rules as flexible or as strict as you want. But guard them!
Behind those boundaries, you are free from the rule of religious fanatics, wherever you go.