Thursday, November 12, 2009

I‘ve Just Lost Interest in Mormonism

I’m going to take a hiatus from actively posting on my blog. As the title suggests I’ve just lost interest in discussing Mormonism. As I mark nearly 7 years since exiting the church…It has become an ever decreasing part of my life. To put it frankly, I just don’t give a shit about it anymore. As far as I’m concerned it can wither and die or it can flourish and fill the whole earth…I could absolutely care less…as long as it leaves me alone.

Mormonism is in my rear view mirror.

When I began this blog, I was devastated upon learning that the church I had loved, lived and believed with all my heart was nothing more than a fictional reality… It was nothing more than yet another man made religion created by man to suit the whims and desires of a man. My hero Joseph, turned out to be the ultimate flim flam man…a fraud.

A good friend of mine once said…”Mormonism might just be the greatest church ever invented…but if it was invented, I want nothing to do with it.”
Best wishes to all who have or will venture here…

I wish you nothing but the best in life,
Cr@ig

9 comments:

truthuk said...

i find myself in the same boat as you but as fenale, the on going mental abuse is still to real for me and cover up the child abuse at the hands of a preisthood holder, too and say i MUST forgive him what the hell he put me though. Then just because i raised my kids out of the mormon church i get out cast by my mormon family for 24 yrs and treated as the black sheep, which only now i have many life dangers in my path in 2009, and the family and the memebers of the LDS UK area ward is playing mind games with me, at a state in , my life, i feel in a deep whole, not knowing whom to trust. hidden lies and abuse is all i see, but i have to pretend i am ok, to keep them at bay till i get my self worth back, and life back.

Karl Christen said...

Craig..

Totally understand your desire to move on. I agree with you the Bullshit you have to put up with from TBM's and Apologists is tiresome to say the least.

I'm close to being in the same place as you are, but I still have some fires that need to burn out first before I can move out.

Good luck to you and thanks for the good content in your blog.

Karl

Mormography said...

I am in the same boat. The Internet has made it no contest for the iconoclasts against the apologists. It is not even entertaining any more.

One the strongest items in favor of the iconoclasts is the logical error the Mormon God makes with regards to the 116 pages. That is, the Book of Nephi does not prevent evil and conspiring men from changing the Book of Lehi in attempting to discredit Joseph Smith, as the Mormon God claims. Mormon's are taught this story from birth and consequently are not phased by it.

In a hundred years from now a new generation of Mormon's will believe that their church always taught that Joseph Smith dictated the Book of Mormon with rocks in a hat and this will make sense to them.

Defenders of the faith have been reduced to either ad hominem vitriol or ignoring truth and valid points. It just is not interesting any more.

brett said...

Great,

Coward. Couldn't stand the heat of the Holy Ghost.... or was it the Flamming Sword? Maybe you actually think God is pissed off and you are afraid of the Almighty because He read your blog of shit!

Is that enough to bring you back? There are those of us that appreciate intelligent, honest evaluation of religious myths as we are trying to dig our way out of the bullshit. Thanks again, Craig and maybe you could share some sites or books that have helped you escape.

Maggie said...

Craig,
I have enjoyed your blog. I think you are a great person and I am so sorry for what you have had to go through. I want your advice. I still love the church. I know that everything that is taught is not true but it is such a part of me. It has helped me become the person I am today. I love attending church, singing hymns, listening to the prayers, and enjoy many of the wonderful lessons and talks. It makes me want to be a better person. So I guess you could say it works for me. My problem is that my spouse no longer believes in anything and doesn't want to have anything to do with it anymore. My spouse is so bitter about it all. I am fine with my spouse being a nonbeliever. But it is so difficult living with someone who is so negative about it. I just wished my spouse could say I don't buy it but if it is a good thing for you then that is great. It is so, so, so, so, hard when something that is meaningful to you is hated by your spouse. It is just damned hard. Any advice to someone who is hurting and frustrated?

Suspicious Minds said...

Thanks for all your efforts and contributions! Your insights will be missed. If you have an ounce of interest left in you, please consider blogging about mormon weddings, and in particular a new petition being circulated.

http://www.templeweddingpetition.org

Thanks again Cr@ig for helping making a difference!

Cr@ig said...

Suspicious Minds Asked:

If you have an ounce of interest left in you, please consider blogging about mormon weddings, and in particular a new petition being circulated.

http://www.templeweddingpetition.org

You may be interested in one of my past post on this very subject...one of the most painful experiences I've ever had as a post mormon...but as a exmormon...I had to hide my pain for the sake of my daughter...and I don't doubt that although it should have been a wonderful experience for my intire family...those still involved with the church hid their own pain becasue I was not in attendance at my OWN daughters wedding.

You can read all about that painful day here.

July 2007 archive

Anonymous said...

This sums up EXACTLY how I feel. I even told my on-the-fence-about-mormonism DH last night this same thing. I really just don't give a damn anymore. I've moved on. I'm past it. I never thought I'd get to the point where I don't care anymore, but thank god I'm here! It's nice to not obsess about it anymore. The only time I even feel mormon is when I have to fake it for family. The rest of the time, I never even think about it anymore. I live my life and am not mormon anymore.

Toyin O. said...

Good luck as you move on to life after mormonism