Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Has the Mormon religion ever "hurt" you or your family, in any way? —hanging in there

Absolutely, yes. It's hard to point blame at anyone in particular. Mom, Dad, bishops, mission president, my wife and family, they all believe it's "true," so that guides their actions. I see three kinds of "hurt" that come from Mormonism: (1) dysfunctional or otherwise inaccurate world view, (2) ostracism and labeling of ex-Mormons and other detractors, and (3) unnecessary guilt and suffering over imagined offenses. Unfortunately each of those is probably too big a topic to take on here, so I'll leave it at that.

No comments: