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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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Comment by coyote on February 14, 2010 at 7:39pm
Are all of you from the Brighamite church? I was/technically-still-am a member of a dying strangite branch.
Comment by coyote on February 14, 2010 at 7:20pm
I don't really know how mormonism still exists. Though I was technically baptized into the church, even as a child I knew none of it made sense. The only reason I ever went was because of the good food they had at potlucks. If there was ever a standard from which one is to measure things that are obviously made-up, it is mormonism.
Comment by Granolamonster on February 14, 2010 at 5:40pm
Herro fellow ex Mormons :)
Comment by Rick on September 14, 2009 at 11:43pm
Are there any other ex Mormons in Alabama?
Comment by Krystal on September 12, 2009 at 1:47pm
I think there is a huge difference between being depressed with a reason you are not addressing and clinical depression. Prescribing a pill for all depression is ludicrous. The pill is better for the Mormons because adressing the problems would rip apart their programming. I think it shows a serious LACK of good medical care in Utah. Got a probelm ? Take a pill. Reminds me "Brave New World". Which is kinda funny really because the use of Soma is very high in Utah. I'd never even heard of the drug until I moved there.
Comment by Joey on September 11, 2009 at 9:06pm
Utah did indeed have the highest per capita prescription rate for antidepressants recently, but that statistic comes with A LOT of caveats. Not the least of which is that it is generally a good thing for depressed people to be on medication, meaning that Utah may in fact be one of the best states in the nation for depression treatment. You certainly cannot conclude from it that people in Utah are more depressed nor that it is TSCC that makes them so. Association does not equal causation. On the other hand, it certainly puts the lie to the argument that TSCC makes people happier than they would be otherwise.
Comment by Krystal on September 11, 2009 at 8:46pm
I absolutely believe it after having lived there.
Comment by Krystal on September 11, 2009 at 2:42pm
There may be little hope for her, but perhaps her daughters, witnessing the abuse might come around. Maybe. It seems in families like this 9 out 10 kids follow their parents. There is always the one child though, that does'nt and learns from their parents mistakes. Let's hope her kids are in that 10%.
When I was out there, I don't recall knowing one woman who was not on anti-depressants. I only knew a handful but..wow. The woman next door was crushing and snorting hers like a cocaine freak. I have Fibromyalgia and it was almost impossible to get my meds because the doctors said there was so much drug abuse going on. They wanted to do a work up on me from scratch just to make sure I was'nt a drug addict.
The whole topic angers me. Mormonism is a legal excuse for abusive behaviour in men. My daughter would come home from school telling me about suicides and attempted suicides by girls in the area. She became obsessed with her appearance. I am so glad we left.
Comment by Krystal on September 9, 2009 at 4:43pm
In the cases of the elderly or the dying, I agree. The others still have a chance at life. It is very difficult to overcome, even for the more intelligent people. It's always in the back of your mind even when you thought you had beaten it.
Comment by Krystal on September 9, 2009 at 1:55pm
Hi. I am also an ex-Mormon. I just posted a rant on thread called Utah'n life. LOL I quit when I was 19 but had been having doubts years before that when they excommunicated a firend of mine because she had a dream about the Golden plates and made the mistake of telling the president. He said that Satan had been talking through her and she could'nt accept that so they excommunicated her on the grounds that only the men of the church were sanctioned to have dreams and visions. They also excommunicated her mother because her husband had an affair. They said because the husband felt the need to have an affair she must not be a very good wife. The girls actually caught the father and other woman in mid coitus during a Mormon event. So..yah I questioned at that point.

At 17 they called me a "spinster" because I had been married for a year and was not yet pregnant.

One day I was just walking down the street..and stopped. I decided at that moment I was tired of living in fear and if God was about fear then I could'nt worship him. I quit the church. They never liked me anyway. I questioned too much and was always trying to reconcile the beliefs with science. Too smart for the Mormon good LOL
Nice to see you all :)
 

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