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Posted by: ALifeExamined ( )
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
a.k.a., ALifeExamined

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Posted by: matt ( )
Date: November 23, 2012 09:33PM

Nice to see you again! I do remember you posts about the England East Mission.

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Posted by: Flyer ( )
Date: November 23, 2012 09:36PM

Excellent statement. I like it!

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Posted by: twojedis ( )
Date: November 23, 2012 09:49PM

Nice one-liner. My husband and I were new to the board last summer. We have a fondness for England. We have traveled there, and our son returned from his mission to Leeds nearly a year ago. I appreciate your succinct reply to that ever present question.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 24, 2012 07:28AM

Nice of you to drop by - glad you're doing well and moving on.

All the best to you

Tom in Paris

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Posted by: NeverBeenaMormon ( )
Date: November 24, 2012 01:28PM

I can't find those articles. Could you put them up again please or provide links?

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Posted by: jaredsotherbrother ( )
Date: November 24, 2012 02:45PM

Dude, it's called Google. It took me one click and I found it. I tried to include the link, but the Board wouldn't let me.

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Posted by: NeverBeenaMormon ( )
Date: November 24, 2012 06:24PM

Yeah, I tried that earlier and it didn't show up - the PC I was on has a filter on so maybe that was the problem. I'm on my laptop noow and have found them. V interesting!!

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Posted by: skeptic ( )
Date: November 25, 2012 12:16AM

Hi Jim

I occasionally mention the old England East Mission on here. For those here who think that James is overstating things in his former posts, he is not.... if anything, he is understating things.

Oh, and I remember meeting the Greasemonkey in London. He was the only person who I knew who could tune up a Ford Escort using only a screwdriver.

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Posted by: pfdewitt ( )
Date: July 27, 2015 10:36AM

I too remember the greasemonkey, in fact, he was in my first area and left that area to go home. He was an interesting fellow. Once said to me: "DeWitt, you're a wart on the ass of progress." I liked the guy. Hello to all my old England East friends and others..... ;-)

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Posted by: Britboy ( )
Date: July 27, 2015 12:20PM

I lived in the England East mission for many years. I dont remember it being very exciting!

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Posted by: Britboy ( )
Date: July 27, 2015 01:24PM

Oh dear !ignore my previous post I just remembered the belnap era! I was baptised in Grays branch in 1975. Post belnap but lots of stories about strange british israel like beliefs. I think he was a doctor and wrote books for boys and girls about sex! I think he also made the elders work strange and long hours!

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Posted by: Bfp ( )
Date: July 27, 2015 02:14PM

Is the OP referring the infamous East London Mission? I served in the London Mission (Hyde Park) and heard a lot of crazy things about that mission before the shut'er down.

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