When GBH wrote his book about "standing for something", I did, and cut them all off ecclesiastically speaking. But the straw that broke the camel's back and ensured I would never return was when the bishop "presiding" over my grandmother's funeral chastised me for being a bad Mormon.
Not a bad organisation and does some very good things along with many good memories but no longer for me. I am no longer alone, still have a relationship with God and believe it or not I have the holy ghost with me even though in my letter I was told I was not worthy. , June 22, 2014 My mom used to use Mormon doctrine to justify the abuse she put my family through.
Instead of remunerating, there was a disciplinary court then and there... But then just very recently, I was outside a Speedway convenience store with a pack of Newports and a Monster Energy, when two missionaries asked me if I was interested in talking to them. I have five siblings in the faith and am thankful for the spirituality and community togetherness this religion taught me as a child. , 1991 After grooming (beginning age 11) was full tilt TBM (True Believing Mormon) until age 26.(1975) Many callings, mission, temple marriage, yada, yada, yada.
I was needing to catch my bus home, and politely said, "I'm sorry, but no. Took me another 16 years of study to finally have the integrity, honesty, courage to send in resignation.
I'm excommunicated and I have no interest in a bogus faith, in fact, I'm atheist now." They then tried to leave until one of them came back up to me and had the audacity to ask "I'm just curious, but do you mind if I ask if you feel bad that the Holy Spirit had left you and you can't get into Heaven? " They then left, but not before I said, "you better tell the Salem Ward in Virginia Beach that they owe me at least ,000 for some dumb stuff they did! What a feeling of relief that washed over me after posting the letter. I was to live the best I could and not give a rip about what others were saying about me.
" I said, "What part of 'I don't want to talk to you' don't you morons understand? Two weeks later, that feeling over whelming joy washed over me again when I realized that for me, ALL religions were bogus. My life job was to love me and trust others to love themselves and figure out life one day at a time, making adjustments as needed.