Sunday, August 28, 2011

Awesome Quote

An ex-Mormon, posting on as Socrates2, made the following statement:

"The last thing ANYONE in the church wants to see is a happy exmo so they'll do anything they can to make you feel bad or guilty. Haven't you ever noticed how quickly they get excited when you tell them in confidence about ANY problem you have? They LIKE it when things go bad for exmos because its like a testimony to them that when someone leaves the Church their life goes to hell."

You can read the entire dialogue here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

LDS Bishop Charged With Failure to Report Teen Sexual Assault

What was this guy thinking?

According to this article, he advised a young woman in his ward who reported to him that she had been sexually assaulted to NOT go to the police.

I don't think that necessarially makes him a criminal, but WTF?

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Real Cost of Religious Faith

A caller states: "My church believes that heaven and hell are real places. Guess which one you're going to if you keep this up."

Watch this guy get spanked and sent home with his tail between his legs!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Warren Jeffs Found Guilty

Warren Jeffs is guilty of child rape. He forced a 12 year old and a 15 year old, who he had married, to have sex with him.

Keep in mind that this is the Fundamentalist group, which means that they believe in the original teachings as given by Joseph Smith. Warren Jeffs is a criminal... Joseph Smith was a criminal. No wonder he was in prison. Of course, the LDS people believe that Joseph Smith was thrown in prison because Satan was in the hearts of everyone. The real truth is that he was a rapist, just like his predecessor Warren Jeffs.

Jeffs even went so far as to fake a revelation threatening the judge with a sickness and swift death. So far, none of his "revelations" of doom and gloom have come to pass.

Even though leaders of the mainstream LDS church may not be directly involved with child rape, they are just as guilty of it for covering up the truth about the churches past. That makes them accessories in my opinion and just as guilty.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is Leaving the Church Really the "Easy" Path?

All members of the LDS church know the position and attitude towards those who are deceived and fall away. Their attitude is that the church is true, the devil knows the church is true and tries to deceive as many people away from it as possible. Don't let the devil deceive you!!!!!!

All of those who "fall away" were once members and they know the churches attitude toward them. Think about this, LDS members, before you write condescending letters and comments to those who leave...

You might believe with all your being that the LDS church is true. But people willingly walk away from it every day. Why would they do that if they knew that they were going to be spending the rest of eternity with Satan? Why would they leave the church KNOWING how LDS members view those who walk away?

When a person discovers the truth for themselves and knows that they can no longer be Mormon, the thoughts that every one of them faces are these:

"I will be labeled."

"I will be lovebombed."

"I will be accused of sinning."

"I will be told I am deceived by Satan."

"I might be shunned by family and friends."

"I will be asked who offended me."

When a person leaves the church, knowing in advance what the social reprocussions will be, how easy, just is it, to walk away? How easy is it to abandon the only lifestyle you have ever known? You condescending LDS people write your damning letters and make false accusations. But did you ever stop to think about what that person is going through? Did you ever stop to think that they still love their LDS family and friends? Did you ever stop to think that they are terrified that those they love the most will speak ill of them and reject them?

Why would a person walk away knowing that they very well might lose their family? Their home? Their lifelong friends? Their job? Their reputation?

People who leave the church don't lose everything they have because god is punishing them. I've got news for you. They lose everything they have because the members of the only true church of Jesus Christ take it all away from them, and then make an example of them saying, "See? That's what happens when you turn your back on god."

When their own belief in Jesus dictates that they should show an increase of love, the LDS people dish out hell on those who leave at the most precarious time in their lives.

And it happens far too often. I get emails all the time from people who are leaving or questioning and they are heartbroken because their family now rejects them and refuses to support them.

Why would a person leave the church, knowing in advance what is most likely going to happen? For each person it is different. But to most, the threat of losing family, friends, home, job, and reputation is a worthy price to pay for intellecual freedom, self integrity, and "the truth".

So before you write that condescending "come back" letter, know that by sending it you are only reaffirming the reasons why that person left.

If some people are willing to sacrifice everything they have to get OUT of the LDS church, don't you think it's worth asking yourself, "Why?"

Oh No! It's Ross and Carrie the Investigators

I just got through listening to a great podcast by Ross and Carrie at

Part 1:

Part 2:

Ross and Carrie underwent a 5 month investigation of the church where they met with the missionaries, prayed and studied, and eventually got baptized so they could experience and share the Mormon experience.

This was entertaining and enjoyable. While they have no intention of staying Mormon, they present their findings in a very non-threatening way that even LDS members might enjoy.

Their bottom line was that the LDS people are very good and friendly people but the claims of the church are not verifiable and do not stand up to scientific scrutiny.