Monday, November 14, 2011

I AM NOT ALONE - LDS Hymn Parody #42

Another LDS Hymn Parody - the 42nd one I have written so far - addressing the fact that although it is quite common to feel alone in dealing with the issues related to questioning Mormonism since hardly anyone really acknowledges that they actually have issues, there are many people out there who have the exact same issues as ExMormons, PostMormons, New Order Mormons, Shadow Mormons, and the like.  I think it is very important to realize that because so many times when questioning the history or doctrines of the Mormon Church, members are told to "just believe," and that "when the prophet speaks, the debate is over."  Questioning is normal - it is a part of the human existence, and to make people feel as though they are alone, misled and/or not righteous enough to understand is making those people feel inadequate or "less than."  The best part of leaving Mormonism was discovering that I truly was not alone in my questioning - that many others had the same questions and had arrived at the same conclusions, leading to their exit from Mormonism as well.

Sung to the tune of I Believe in Christ, #134

I am not alone, there’s many more
Who see the truth and close the door
On what the Mormon Church believes
And what they’re hiding up their sleeves.
I am not alone, I see the lies,
The false pretense they can’t disguise.
It’s all made up, enormous fraud,
The Mormon Church is not of God.

I am not alone, deceit is plain,
I’m not a fool, I use my brain.
My common sense is telling me
To run away and let it be.
I am not alone, though they will say
That I have tossed it all away.
But to the lies I can’t adhere,
I won’t remain because of fear.

I am not alone, and in my soul,
I finally feel completely whole.
The questioning tore me apart,
There was a hole within my heart.
I am not alone, the truth revealed
What all the lies had once concealed.
And now I know with certainty
That I cannot a Mormon be.

© Diane Tingen, 11/14/2011


Ain't No Mo No Mo said...

Dang, woman! You're on a roll! And I love this one, as I love all the other ones. :)

Donna Banta said...

Can't believe you keep cranking them out like this. Keep it up!!