Date: November 23, 2012 09:30PM
I haven't been on this board in about a year. I popped in for a visit and what do I see in one of the threads? A reference to the "infamous England East Mission" in a comment made by “Skeptic”. Skeptic suggests goggling "England East Mission" for some interesting reading. I must plead guilty to having authored some of that "interesting" reading a few years back including a piece entitled, "The England East Mission, Stolen Cars, and Tangier North Africa" which first appeared on this board, as well as another entitled, “The Elephant in the Room”.
I use to be an active participant on this board a decade ago. I formally resigned from the Mormon Church in 2006 and have reached the point where I hardly think about the issues articulated on this board anymore. I have moved on.
Former Mormon friends sometimes ask about my departure from the Mormon Church. My answer is generally always the same. I say, " I cared enough about the religion of my birth to learn the history and theology underpinning that religion and it was the undoing of my belief.” In so responding, I am saying to that person between the lines, “And if you had cared as much as I did, you would also find yourself in the same position.”
The best of luck to all of you in your journey.
James D. Clark