Manfesto of an Apostate June 2002

This is an edited version of a Manifesto I originally wrote in 1997. It was for myself, a form of venting some frustration. What I have deleted here are mainly many quotes and so forth that I leave the reader to find elsewhere.

My Story by Bulldog Sep 2001

Thoughts on Mormonism

The beginning.

There have been some people who have asked why I have given up on the
religion that I grew up with. That’s a good question and it deserves a
thoughtful answer. Had you asked me that question a couple of years ago I
would have shrugged and said that I just didn’t feel it in my heart anymore.

How long were you a Mormon before you knew Mormons wore special garments?

from: questioner Nov. 2011

I was baptized in 1985 aged 10 going 11.I never knew or heard of any temple garments that mormon wear until I was aged 15,yet I was active until that time.It was not until 1996 aged 21 when I left Mormonism that I learnt that mormon wear garments to be worn in order to receive a temple recommend by their bishop etc.

What are your big three reasons for leaving Mormonism?

From: What me worry Nov. 2011

There are many "proofs" that the church isn't true. But in my mind three of them stand out above the rest.

1-Racism. Blacks and the priesthood, lamanites cursed with a dark skin, preoccupation with lineage and blood of Israel. One word, Vile.

Proof the Mormon ad campaign is backfiring!


Non Mormon peopel are commenting saying that church is about money making and like Scientologists.

I've noticed the same thing with a music video on youtube
One comment said something like, "What's the deal with the mormon ad in the corner" (I'm paraphrasing)

Name any other religious org that presses for baptism ASAP like Moism does?


I can't think of a one. Do even the JW's do that? Got to hurry up and put the leash and collar on, then apply the thumb screws. "Yes please, sir, turn it tighter!"

bona dea
Re: Name any other religious org that presses for baptism ASAP like Moism does?

Xango juice Nov 2011


I went to a Real Salt Lake soccer game recently. Their main sponsor is "Xango"

Joe Smith and his Marvelous Myth Machine: Ancient texts nov 2011

steve benson

It's suggested that Smith got the word "Nephi" from here or there, and the story of Lehi's migration to America from a stream in the Arabian Peninsula. On and on. One thing's for sure: He sure didn't get it from real life.

The Mormon Badge of Honor


My vote...ignorance.

I've met so many that pride themselves on the ability to look the other way when evidence contrary to their position is presented

Prophets who don't prophesy.


Being a "prophet," in the LDS sense, means being the conduit for God's instructions to his people. It doesn't necessarily mean predicting the future.

Go Forth And Multiply! --Andersen


I watched GC long enough on my phone to watch three brethren speak before Satan made it overheat. *snicker* I want to share what I got out of it...

-Computer skills are God's gift to do Family History
-More blessings for the youth who use technology for FH and not video games, surfing the web and Facebook.

-Go forth and multiply!

CBS News: Top 13 states with suicidal thoughts the winner is...

Isn't it interesting that Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming rank right up at the top and these states have high percentages of Mormons, I know, because I live in the thick of it near Rexburg ID. Now, why is it that God's one true church, the one with the plan of happiness, the one with all the keys of the priesthood and 'families can be together forever', seems to bring about unending depression? (She says in her best Dana Carvey's 'Church Lady' impression: "I don't know... maybe SATAN?")

I've been out of Mormonism a long time, but still miss it sometimes Sep 2011

I was born into a fanatically Mormon family. My father was a descendant of
the pioneers; his grandparents were polygamists. My mother's family were
more recent converts but very dedicated to the faith. I was the youngest of
several children.

As a child I loved church. I loved scripture reading and seminary. By the
time I was 18 I probably knew more about the church than most members ever

Relief at Finding

First let me say how much of a relief it is for me to have found this website. Never before had I felt truly understood in this world, but hearing these stories has made me realize that I'm not alone. Thank you so much.

The fourteen fundamental articles or beliefs of Mormons

The reason this is here is because many have written to me wanting to know what do Mormons really believe. There are a lot of pro-Mormon propaganda sites and they all say the same thing - family unity, they are Christian, the Book of Mormon is true and on and on. These other sites still do not say what they really believe. What Mormons actually believe is not normally taught by the Mormon missionaries or shown on the TV commercials. Mormon doctrine is quite fluid.