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There seem to be a few of us ex-mo's in the Nexus and it is good to share the particular intricacies of extracting oneself from Mormonism.
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Well, Mormonism is an interesting thing. But I have to be fair and say that I think may religions do similar things to ex-members. I don't think Mormons have a corner on the market on ostracizing former member. Just last week there was a trial where the courts were trying to decide if it was legal for an Amish sect to cut their members' beards as punishment for not conforming to standards. Now for you and me that is not a big deal, but for the people of this sect, it was a BIG deal. And the courts decided that religious freedom be damned, you can't do that to people. However, as in the case of Mormonism, just because you can't treat people illegally doesn't mean that you can't harm them just as bad with legal crap. I know that there are many things that are conveyed through a nuanced voice that are just as bad as a burning cross in the front yard, if you know what I mean?
I was in mormonism for ~55 years and guilt was deeply ingrained in me. I've gotten rid of a lot of it, but still have a ways to go.
My family are still firm mormons and I imagine they feel the same as yours, that I'll come back some day, however, they haven't told me that yet. Probably because I made it very clear how firm an atheist I am.
Hello Annie. Welcome from another ex-mo. Hope you enjoy it here. Very nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, Annie.
Welcome, Annie! Mormonism does a mind fuck. So welcome to the bigger picture!!! Yay :)
Hi all. New to AN, but not to Mormonism and the guilt it can inspire in those of us not longer in its clutches. I come from a tightly knit pack of Mormons who struggle with my atheistic identity and are sure that one day I'll "come back to the fold." However, I know that peace can be achieved in accepting myself for who I am and that it's not always easy. Glad to be a part of the bigger picture.
Thanks Nate. The church does make a lot of us hate ourselves. I can relate to that boy's struggles.
Well worth reading....thanks Nate!
This applies to all churchite 'leaders' because it's true. And the similarity actually goes one step further: it's not just about dictating your actions. Both want to dictate your thoughts as well.
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