Date: February 13, 2018 07:19PM
thought, "I don't get it, I don't consider anything in this book that amazing." So then you look inward and think you are the problem. Yet every time you are at church or a church function they push the BOM at you and gush about it and laud it and applaud it and blah, blah, blah. I can't even count how many times i started the book and then one or two chapters in, i was already bored and out of motivation to carry on.
In hindsight, the BOM always felt fictional to me too, while the bible seemed real. And the constant droning on about wars and rumors of wars...its quite a violent book. And yet, the brethren and your local leaders gush and gush about the book and want you to set new reading goals each week, month and year. Its beyond nauseating.
Oh, and the Temple. Same exact story as above. Gush, gush, gush about it, yet i didn't like it and I didn't want to go. I thought it must be me. But turns out, there are a lot of people who don't like it but they are blind followers and just do what they are told. I tried to get out of Temple night as much as I could and normally got guilted into going by dear wifey.
I'm glad to be out and not have to deal with either the BOM or the Temple.