Date: April 12, 2018 10:28PM
Yes, it definitely soured me to supernaturalisms or religion. I just can't believe in anything supernatural anymore. I mean once you apply the same critical thinking lens you did to Mormonism to any religion, they all dismantle upon close inspection. In fact, for everything you think is absurd or untrue about Mormonism on critical thinking grounds, a comparison can be made to the Bible.
No gold plates / no stone tablets
BoM a fraud / See Bart Ehrman's book Forged
Mountain Meadows / Witch Hunts
No lamanites / Watch the first part of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVBldyy_Oo
Give me any example of the problem with Mormonism and there is a Bible counterpart.
There is a third alternative though besides atheism/physicalism and that is progressive Christianity, think John Spong, Marcus Borg and Jordan Peterson who is popular right now.
These Christians give me wiggle room to still be somewhat a Christian though I reject all labels and just call myself a human BEing