Gazelam wrote:Thank you for your post.
I would ask you this also. What is your view of Jesus Christ? what is your view of the Plan of Salvation, or rather, in non-mormon lingo, the purpose of life?
Jesus is nothing more than a fictional character. If he did exist, and were here today, he'd live in SoCal, surfing all summer, smoking pot, and have huge dreadlocks. He is as real as the Easter bunny.
Like I said to Gramps, I understand the feeling normal thing. I took a "vacation" from the church a few years ago, not out of animosity towards anything. I can't really remember why. But I do recall that feeling of the pressure of responsibility leaveing me, and at first it did feel freeing. Eventually I just felt that desire welling up in me to do what I knew was right and to stop wasteing my time and get back to work.
Ahh haaa! We slowly peel back the layers of the onion known as Gazelam... So then is your being here some part of your penance? Do feel some false kinship with us are here to help us back?
Gazelam, I did not stop attending church for frivolous reasons. I did not go inactive.
Ya see Gazelam, the diff between you and me is I know the church is not true, I know Joseph Smith was a charlatan on the same level as Warren Jeffs and David Koresh.
Once I came to that realization, I stepped back and asked myself, does this organization bring me any joy? NO. Then why stay?
Let me ask you this, were you raised in the church? Or did you convert at some point? Did you ever have a subject about the gospel that was a favorite?
Shist man read my posts. Yes, I was raised in the cult just north of the Mo'Vatican(Salt Lake City). I was naïve to the point that I did not know old Joe liked the ladies until I was 38.
Hah hah ha ha Did I ever have a subject about the goshspell that was a fav?
Sure, stake and general conference. why? no church!
Had I found Fawn Brodie's book or Mormon Enigma in my high school years, I would not be here today as I would have jettisoned LDS back then.
I have told my now 13 year old son about all of the rotting festering meat when he was 11. A child knows BS when he/she smells it.
by the way, my 9 year old daughter loves Starbucks.