Saturday, May 25, 2013

Here's How It All Really Works

Joseph Smith starts the church. 

He convinces people that he is a prophet.

He tells them that he will have many enemies because Satan knows the work is true and will plant the spirit of contention into the hearts of evil people in order to stop it.

Smith defrauds people; takes their money, wives, and daughters... All under command by god, of course.

When the people are angry, he shows his loyal followers that his prophecy about enemies came true.

Therefore, people hate the church because they are full of Satan's influence.

No matter what the prophet does, anyone who criticizes him is full of Satan.

The church is innocent and spotless; a victim of persecution and mindless hate.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Sad Mother's Day Story

Mormonism really is a depressing religion.  You see, in order for a family to be "together forever" they all have to comply to Mormonism.  I have seen people in tears because a certain family member won't join the church. 

Sadly, if a family member won't join, then that person is cut off from the family in the afterlife.  Is that depressing or what?  A person's reward in the afterlife really has nothing to do with how good of a person they were, but is based upon their membership in god's favorite club and how strictly they followed all the rules.

This is wrong.  Instead of allowing family members to enjoy their lives together, the church has everyone convinced that they have to convert everyone in order to save them.  How sad and depressing.

Today for Mother's Day I attended a family dinner where the LDS missionaries attended.  They were each asked to tell everyone about their mothers.  One shared how his mother won't join the church and he is very sad about it because they can't be together if she doesn't join before she dies.  Then in the same breath he testified about how much he loves the church and how true it is.

And I'm just sitting there asking myself, "Why would anyone want to join a religion that alienates family members?  Why would anyone want to promote it?"

Mormonism is a depressing religion.  If parents have a child who falls away, it causes them severe sadness and depression because their child has knowingly walked away from truth and light.  Instead of celebrate that this child has found their own life path, family often alienates said apostate so that his or her "evil influence" cannot be spread to those who are still faithful.

For a religion that trumps such strong family values, they sure do a great job of separating families.  Non-worthy and non-LDS family members are not allowed to view temple weddings.  Mormonism promotes bigotry, ego centrism, and plain arrogant thinking.

I feel so much happier knowing that I don't have to shove my views down everyone's throat!  I find great peace in my view that there is no judgmental god who is so damn petty about what religion someone is.  I can live my life without fear of damnation and that is worth all the family shunning in the world!

*I must make note that my family has not shunned or disowned me and have generally treated me like a normal member of the family.  And while that is great, there are many ex-Mormons who lose everything because of their intolerant, family-oriented families.

It's sad that a religion which promotes so much sadness and dysfunction is celebrated and preached.  Mormons are good people, but their superior mode of thinking is truly dangerous and destructive.