Monday, March 05, 2007

The Mormon Plan of Happiness

I don’t understand this “Mormon Plan of Happiness” claim. When 2 mormon missionaries knock on the door of some unsuspecting non-Mormon family, whether they realize it or not, they are doing so with ulterior motives to userp the current foundations of this family and replace it with the so-called Mormon Plan of Happiness. Metaphorically speaking, they are trying to throw a fucking nuclear bomb into an other wise happy family environment. The missionaries have one goal in mind and that is to destroy the current foundations of that happy family and replace it with the Mormon churches cookie cutter, one size fits all worldview by offering their false hope of an eternal family.... Oh and the best part is that the promised pay off only occurs after you are dead. If, as is usually the case with any conversion, the missionaries only convince part of the family to convert, then the missionaries have not brought a plan of happiness ... but a plan of destruction and divisiveness. They have actually destroyed an other wise happy family.

How many families does Mormonism destroy each year because of their message of lies? Having experienced the divisive nature of this so called Mormon Plan of Happiness first hand and know how it actually plays out in a home where two parents believe in two opposite worldviews...I KNOW that Mormonism destroys families with its lies.Oh but I do get some nifty magic underwear, the privilege of forgoing 10% of your gross income and the giving of all your time to the Mormon church...I guess there are some bennifits in this life I failed to mention (tongue placed firmly in check)


JustMe said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Glad to see your back. I enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

The missionaries have one goal in mind and that is to destroy the very foundations of that happy family

Um, a little cranky today? I don't know if you served a mission or not, but I can tell you that I have never met a missionary who went out saying, "I will now destroy a happy family." That's just ludicrous.

I don't buy the Mormon church's claims, but I did when I was a missionary. I also met lots of families that weren't happy. I could see how adopting some of the standards of the Mormon church could do them well. So I wanted to share that. I saw families get happier. The church, like any organization, can make things better or worse, depending on who you are, and what your current situation is. (Happy families usually didn't let me in!)

Cr@ig said...

If you've read any of my other posting on my blog then U'd know that YES I served quite a successful Mission.. Sr Comp, DL, ZL and AP. I agree that the Missionaries don't think that they are there to destroy a happy family...but in fact often that is exactly what they end up doing ...but replacing the mormon system with what ever foundation that family is already build upon. The missionaries are merely the pawns...they are doing what they are told to do...just as I did.

I feel sick that I was used in such a way to destroy otherwise happy families by winning their participation in the mormon fraud.

I also agree with you that if these full membership families remain blind to the truth they may die blind to the deceipt they have been party too...but my blog was directed to those situations where one or two familiy members do not choose to join the mormon these would ahve been better had the mormon missionaries never knocked on their door.

Astarte Moonsilver said...

I have said this over and over to the TWO TBM family members left in our circle. Instead of constantly cajoling, guilt-tripping, and outright complaining about our independent decisions to leave the church, maybe they could bring about the family unity they desire by checking out our side of the story...

You're absolutely right, the church breaks up more families than it unifies, and no more is that prominent than when a young teenage couple decides only a temple wedding will do, and half the family has to wait outside its doors and be excluded from this otherwise unifying event because
A. They aren't members
B. They are Inactive members
C. They are Unworthy members

Families are Forever ---MY ASS!

I can't wait until the next time the mishies visit my house, I'm gonna lay it out for them in black and white.

BTW, your blog rocks!

Hellmut said...

Isn't it ironic? Mormons preach that we are the only ones with eternal families and yet no one is as afraid to be separated from their families as Mormons.

I am afraid that this and similar dynamics are an implication of the fact that they were designed to increase Joseph Smith's control. If one looks at them as a control instrument then everything makes sense.

The story gets, of course, more complex when one analyzes the eternal family doctrine within its historical and doctrinal context of polygamy. The fact remains, however, that the eternal family docrine is about control.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Great post, Craig. It's so true. I'm ashamed of all the times I wondered (as a Mormon woman married to a non-Mormon man) if my big test in life was to divorce my husband and go forward with faith, since it was obvious he wasn't going to embrace the gospel and he wasn't going to be giving me permission to take out my endowments either.


Wendy said...

About ten years ago I was working in a doctor's surgery. An elderly woman came in who happened to be a neighbour of my parents many years before. I introduced myself to her and we chatted a while. It just so happened that I worked with a TBM (backstabbing bitch as it turned out in the end) to whom this woman said, "they were such a nice family but they were ruined when Jean (my mum) joined the mormons." I remember being mortified at the time, but looking back perhaps my mum would have done more to save her marriage (ok so dad got around a bit back then) if the church hadn't suckered her in so successfully!

Dad said...

spell check! :-)

Dad said...

spell check!

polarpaul said...

I think it's naive to say the church breaks up families. If some family members decide to join and others don't, then there were some pre-existing differences between the family members.

I think more often than not, most converts end up becoming inactive. Those who do continue on in the church are having their needs met in some way that supersedes their loyalty to their family members. Others are able to continue to function as a family despite differences with each other with respect to the church.

I think for some families, the tension of constantly being pressured to convert or become active does lead to serious problems. Nevertheless, I think the basic problem is that the core values of these family members are significantly different and church membership might exacerbate these differences, but is not the source of them.

Many families have problems that develop after one of the family members attends an institution of higher learning as they begin to question the core values taught within their family of origin. I don't think this means people shouldn't go to school.

I think within the LDS church and many churches, there is a struggle between the process of sanctification (setting apart to make holy) and being in the world and empathizing with your fellow sinners. I think there is a wide range of outcomes with respect to this. I think the intensity of Mormon culture to conform is perhaps more detrimental to resolving these two principles than church doctrine is although the line between the two is often quite thin.