Deconstructing Mormonism  : RfM
A discussion of Tom Riskas' book "Deconstructing Mormonism: An Analysis and Assessment of the Mormon Faith." 
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Posted by: enoughenoch19 ( )
Date: July 12, 2013 04:02AM

I have been reading in the first section before chapter 1. So far, I have found the book to be well researched and very interesting. I thought I would be reading more of the same topics as many other books about the lies told by the Mormon church. It does tell about that, but so much more in in a very masterful way. Riska is very gifted at explaining complex ideas. I don't know what I expected, but I feel that this will go into the future as THE MAIN BOOK to read for questioning Mormons and other interested persons as well. Pardon the comparison (and keep in mind that I am only using this comparison to illustrate how important I believe the book will be), but I think it will be like Bruce McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" in terms of it's ability to convey ideas and information. After I get further into it, I will come back and write again. This is not the kind of book you just sit and read at least for me it isn't. I like to read a portion and then digest it and ponder it. I am thoroughly enjoying it. It is not a fast read but it is a page turner. So many things I grew up with are making more sense now because of the way Riska sheds light on the topics. It is like the same topic but looked at under a new light with a new and informed lens or something. My analogy is not the best but anyway, more later.

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Posted by: rashedibragimov ( )
Date: October 27, 2014 05:29AM

Deconstructing Mormonism is not just another "anti-Mormon" attack on the church, its leaders, or its origins and history. And it's not just another religious criticism of Mormonism, or yet one more story of a disgruntled ex-believer. This book is the first and only substantial atheistic and psycho-social analysis and assessment of Mormonism to date. It reveals that with Mormonism, what is represented by Missionaries and members of the faith is not what exists beneath the surface. Like all other theistic faiths, Mormonism is not only a demonstrably irrational belief system at its core, but represents the worst in all theistic faiths as an authoritarian and 'revelation'-based system of mind-control. With Mormonism what you see is definitely not what you get.



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