What is it that keeps you obsessed? Trying to save Mormon souls? Trying to prove you're right? Just being mean?Well it's not every day I get to agree with joshsybs.
joshsybs: "I love the answers that say if you eliminate the LDS faith you are closer to the truth.It's like watching those Living Hope Ministries videos. Some are really well done, for all but the last five minutes, when they try to make their own pitch to the audience, like "Now that we've shown Mormonism is bunk, let us introduce you to our own equally implausible beliefs."
Great reasoning guys, now you only need to find the truth out of 59,999 instead of 60,000 Christian denominations."
Honestly I wish mainstream Christians would just let Mormons into their club. All the arguing is divisive and just makes both sides look petty. (I think it's a two-way street here, Mormons like to ridicule Christian beliefs too, particularly the Nicean Creed.)
But back to the question, I do care and I am at least a bit obsessed. I'm not trying to save Mormon souls or even prove I'm right. But leaving Mormonism is one thing, taking away the power it has and the negativity it unfortunately causes in my family situation is much harder.
I'll stop caring about Mormonism when the church convinces my wife that it's OK--really and truly OK--if loved ones believe different things. I'll stop caring when my mom stops hoping against hope for my return to the fold, because it actually hurts her that I don't believe. I'll stop caring when I no longer have to worry that my kids are being taught predefined gender roles and unhealthy views about "morality." And when they stop chanting that damn "Follow the Prophet" song. :)
What I'm saying is I agree that it's silly when religions fight about interpretations of Bible verses and who has the right to call themselves "Christian." But don't imagine that other critics don't have strong personal reasons for persisting. The LDS church is and will likely always be the biggest wedge in all my closest relationships. I'd love to see it implode, at least as far as my family is concerned. (Hope they keep the gym open for Wednesday night basketball though.)