Joseph Smith and Teenage Girls using LDS sources

steve benson Feb. 2014

In another thread, RfM poster "ness" states:

"Well, this is a new TBM explanation; There is no solid evidence that JS married other men's wives or children under 18 years old. . . .

"Heard this one before? Or is this TBM just totally wrapped up in his delusions? From what I gather, most TBMs accept that JS married other mens wives and young girls.

JOINT STATEMENT concerning summonses served on Thomas Spencer Monson

Geoff Staines

JOINT STATEMENT concerning summonses served on Thomas Spencer Monson:

"Nothing is known about..." Well, this is what I KNOW!

Lori C Feb. 2014

So, the Book of Mormon's "primary purpose" is more spiritual than historical? Really now? Let's my entire lifetime and blasted to me on my mission by Joseph F. McConkie, the Book of Mormon is absolute...historical...and the KEYSTONE of our religion

GA Steven Snow Admits Mormon Church Has Hidden Facts but Has Been Outted by Internet

steve benson Jan. 2014

Snow's confession [Mormon general authority]:

"I think in the past there was a tendency [by the Mormon Church] to keep a lot of the records closed or at least not give access to information. But the world has changed in the last generation--with the access to information on the Internet, we can’t continue that pattern; I think we need to continue to be more open.”

Just found out the truth.

funeraltaters Jan. 2014

Hello everyone,

I've been following this site for the last few days and I've enjoyed hearing your stories and decided that I would like to participate. I'm a 29 year-old, multi-generational, BIC, pioneer-stock ex-mo. Like Nephi of old I was born to goodly parents and instructed in the ways of righteousness. The whole time I was growing up I never really questioned the church or its teachings.

Give me your experience with DandC 9:8

gungholierthanthou Jan. 2014

The Doctrine and Covenants, section 9, advises members about how to resolve questions:

"8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your bmind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right."

My in-laws have no retirement and the Second Coming hasn't happened

PG Jan. 2014

My 60 year old TBM [true believing Mormon] in laws are starting to freak out because they should be retiring but didn't plan for it, and I'm certain it's because they thought they would be sitting in the Celestial Kingdom surrounded by their six kids (that they couldn't afford) by now.

Trying to leave the church... new

Knight in Waiting Jan. 2014

Hello again. Recently I've made the decision to not go on my mission, which I'm due for in a week or so. I'm patching up some things in my aftermath plans, so I haven't told my parents yet. I do intend on telling them tonight, however.

Pressured to go on mission

subieguy180 Feb. 2014

I'm a senior in high school and I'm 18 years old and lately people have been asking me am I going on my mission after high school. They keep saying "It may be an option not to go, but you must go because it's a commandment from god" WTF? When they ask If i'm going to go on my mission my first response is:

"I don't know"

Were You a TBM the First Time You Visited RFM?

Ex-Cultmember Jan. 2014

If so, what was your experience like? Was it the cause of your exit out of the church or were there other websites like mormonthink which got you to stop believing?

New Essay: Book of Mormon And DNA Studies

Simon in Oz Feb. 2014

A few quick responses on the essay. Unfortunately I don't have the resources of a PR company and an army of apologists at my disposal so its pretty rough. [Reference]

A Nice Note from Mission President

good_girl Jan. 2014

[Admin Note - Where the technology is readily available, every electronic communication a Mormon missionary has is now monitored by church leadership, Here is an example.]

More Sourced Info on Church Essays, Same-Sex Marriage and LDS Inc. Finances

steve benson Dec. 2013

As they say, when the Mormon crickets rain, they pour.

Below is further information coming out from the inside on a variety of fronts, pertaining to {the new essays, SSM and church finances}:

"The truth does not matter"

Facing Tao Dec. 2013

Or so does my TBM [Mormon] wife tell me with regards to TSCC [this so called church]. "It is good for the kids," so it's worth overlooking the fact that the whole thing is made up??

World's most boring church

ANON1331 Dec. 2013

I was born into the church but never very active. I remember the times we went as a kid how boring it was and how we kids hated going. I've gone to the YSA ward a few times and can see how it can be fun at times, but it's still rather boring. The last time I went to a family ward it was excruciatingly boring, and a good amount of the people just didn't look like they wanted to be there.

Whats your best advice for dealing with Mormon shunning?

anonthistime Dec. 2013

I know from reading this board for the past two years that many of you have already dealt with the fall-out with family and friends after leaving TSCC [this so called church]. We our currently in the middle of it and completely confused as to how to respond to the shunning and bad behavior of our family. Were not sure if we should just ignore it, distance ourselves, still send gifts or skip it, invite them to our events or not; the list just goes on and on.

The Burning of the Nauvoo Temple

steve benson Dev. 2013

Remember how you were brainwashed in true-blue Mormon concentration-camp-of-the-mind classrooms that it was evil agents of Satan who burned down the Nauvoo Temple?

Authorship Of The Mormon Church's Anonymous Essays on Blacks, Polygamy, etc.

Steve Benson Dec. 2013

I have had a recent, long, direct and informative discussion with a well-placed and highly-credible Mormon Church source, which focused on the question of who, specifically, authored the historically-revisionistic essays that the Mormon Church has now placed on its official website. Just let me say that these essays were not written by members of the Quorum of the Twelve or the First Presidency.

Living History: Mormonism Isn’t Only Religion to Admit Mistakes of Past

steve benson and Pat Bagley Dec. 2013

"The policy banning people of African ancestry from the Mormon priesthood until 1978 was a mistake. The LDS Church made the admission last week and placed the blame at the feet of Brigham Young for being a man of his times. Theories of black inferiority were almost universally held by white America in 1852, when Young formalized the policy."

Mormon church explains past ban on black priests (AP news story)

jazzskeeter Dec. 2013

Here's a part of the article:

"The ban ended in 1978, but in the 35 years since then, the church had never given an official explanation for the reasons behind the ban or addressed the once widely held notion that blacks were spiritually inferior