On September 21, 2012, somebody posted this gem on my post entitled "Offended."
You feel that others must think your opinions are important? Inferiority complex much?Obviously this person is a TBM (true believing Mormon) because what he/she posted is a typical Mormon response. How dare I feel that my opinions are important!! And how dare I voice those opinions!! Of course, this Anonymous person's view is obviously that I should keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself. That stance is prevalent in Mormondom - because in that repressed world, whatever independent thoughts a person might have they are supposed to keep to themselves. Naturally, when I left the church, I also left that type of mentality behind.
So yes, Anonymous, I do think my opinions are important. And no, I don't think I'm either inferior - or superior.
As I stated before in response to Anonymous comments that have been posted on my blog, I find it very interesting that this person posted these comments with an "Anonymous" persona. If this person has such strong feelings about this subject, then why not include their name and email address so we could communicate directly? I guess it's easy to berate a person's motives and expound on such subjects anonymously.
And I'll reiterate here some thoughts that I wrote earlier this year when responding to an Anonymous comment that was posted on my blog:
I realize that obvious devout Mormons, and the religion organization to which they belong, would like it much better if I had left the church "quietly." But that is not what is best for me. I spent 52 years inside Mormonism, and when I began to discover the truth behind its history (which was prior to, during and after going on a Mormon Church History Tour in July 2001), I was flabbergasted and almost despondent. Initially, I tried to convince myself that I just didn't understand it all - that perhaps if I studied more, it would become more clear. So for the next two years, I spent a lot of time researching, studying, and questioning what I had discovered before I realized that what I had felt initially was right, that the Mormon Church is a fraudulent religious organization built on an enormous stack of lies - and I finally decided that I could no longer associate myself with a religious organization that plays so fast and loose with the truth. At first after leaving, I was very quiet about what I had discovered - but over time, I began to realize that by remaining quiet, I was helping to perpetuate the lies and deceit by not speaking out against it. My decision to actively speak out against the Mormon Church was not made lightly - but I have never regretted speaking out because I recognize the need to try to help others to see the reality behind the Mormon Curtain.
If Anonymous has taken the time to read through my blog, he/she will understand while I hate Mormonism and all it attempts to do to people, I do not hate Mormons because there are many very good people who are trapped inside its walls, including many of my family members. I am not "Anti-Mormon" but rather "Anti-Mormomism." Leaving Mormonism behind and being able to speak out against it has relieved me of years of feeling confused and frustrated by so many doctrines and beliefs that make absolutely no sense, and a portrayal of its history that is filled with lies and is completely white-washed. Outside of Mormonism, people use their intellectual curiosity freely to do actual independent research, make their own decisions about truthfulness or lack thereof, and choose their own direction. That is not allowed inside Mormonism, but only outside of its belief system.
In my opinion, Mormonism is the opposite of Christ's teachings since it engages in lying, deceiving, shading the truth, and attempting to get people to believe in a religious organization for its own purposes and financial gain.
So many times I hear the statement, "You have left the Mormon Church but you just can't leave it alone?" In that regard, let me relate this quote:
"Some of you are probably thinking, 'Why don't you just leave them (the Mormons) alone?' So I ask you, if you saw a thirsty man drinking water from a well you knew to be poisoned, would you let him continue to drink or would you guide him to a safe well?"~Christopher MillerSince it is my belief that Mormonism is extremely poisonous to its members and potential investigators, I am sharing my thoughts and beliefs with whomever wishes to read them. And I am not doing so anonymously...