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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 Jean Jacques on March 21, 2010 at 7:09pm
I grew up in church and became inactive in my mid twenties. It was my efforts at the time, trying to become active again, that drove me away. The more I tried the worse it became. I stopped making excuses for scriptures and found that prayer was pointless. Far too often we rationalize concepts we know are wrong.

I stepped outside of it and took a new look at it. It surprised me at how brainwashed I was in the past to faithfully support it. You don't have to go too far to see how wrong/hypocritical/ridiculous it really is. Religion, in general, is riddled with fallacies. The mormons are no exception.

The "brief reason" for me would be the honesty factor. I can't see how one can be honest with themselves and be religious in any faith.
Comment by Gustavo Keener on March 20, 2010 at 9:37pm
Anyone like to share some brief reasons why you left "The Church" (specifically speaking of the Utah sect). I moved to Utah in 2000, went in and out of church from 2003 to 2007 when I finally left for good. Reasons: 1) Found that sitting down and clearing my mind was vastly more effective than prayer, and 2) I decided that living my life for an unproven "eternal" future was simply delusional.

As a convert from Catholicism at the age of 20, I will be sharing my experiences with a nontheist group here in Morgantown, WV the last Sunday (evening--sleep in on Sundays) of April. Thanks to anyone who replies :-D
Comment by coyote on February 14, 2010 at 9:13pm
All i remember from it is hearing a bunch of bitter old people complain about brighamites and catholics, and that's about it.
Comment by Andrew S on February 14, 2010 at 7:46pm
Yep, I think most of us are from the Brighamite church (or maybe there are some CofChrist/RLDS/Smith-ite ex-Mos?) I'd actually be interested to hear how different the Strangite church is.
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.
 

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