Date: June 14, 2018 03:40PM
BYU Boner Wrote:
> I’m a believer, it’s part of who I am. When my
> Mormon shelf broke, I re-examined as my mindsets,
> core values, and beliefs. For many years, I
> considered myself an agnostic, but I was denying
> my real self.
> One day, over a great conversation, a buddy
> suggested I try saying, “fuck God” over and
> over again. I did, we laughed, but I just
> couldn’t really feel in in my heart.
> Eventually, I did something unthinkable when
> leaving Mormonism, I joined another church. My
> current church has open communion, women pastors,
> gay clergy, and is a “reconciliation”
> congregation—we welcome LGBTQ people as our
> sisters and brothers.
> Mostly what’s different is the understanding of
> grace, something so lacking in Mormonism. As
> people, we experience broken lives, relationships,
> and dream. As a Christian, the concept of grace
> helps me mend these.
> Does a person need religious faith for a good
> life, healing, and happiness? Of course not. Do my
> friends need to belief like me? Absolutely not! My
> problem with Mormonism is that it teaches its
> members to only love, befriend, and accept other
I don't know if i can fully say f#ck god either because i do acknowledge true efforts to help me through all the hell i went through. Even though i do feel god let me down when i was a kid i can't ignore efforts to help me get through hell in recent years. I think someone out there knows what i want to be and can be. Whether its god or my dead friends someone wants me to succeed and get out of pain even when i want to just say f#ck it and quit.