Date: May 16, 2019 05:26AM
Koriwhore wrote: "I just can't really respect somebody who gives cover to rapists.
And that's what I feel like Mormons do every time they sing the praises of a rapist."
I feel the same way, koriwhore. I know you have sometimes been criticized here on RFM for the way you stand up against Mormons--but I am with you. It is more complicated than merely "hating Mormons." It goes deeper than merely "being offended." We were abused. We have inside experience. Some of the abuse is still continuing. I have PTSD. Some of us have had therapy. Some of our Mormon friends have committed suicide.
The Mormon cult is more than an "annoyance". It is not just a group of harmless "weird-o's", that we must tip-toe around. Mormons have tried to break up our marriages, steal away our children and turn them against us, ruin our reputations and our jobs, cause us harm when we object, con us out of 10% of our income, take away our rights, hijack our very lives.
I don't wish to deliberately hurt any Mormons, but I would rejoice if their cult imploded on itself. I have pity on Mormon cult children, because I feel that they are victims. Most Mormon women are victims, too. Every time a Mormon pays tithing, he/she is being robbed. Every time someone is being lied to, he/she is being abused.
I choose to stay away from abuse, and abusers. Been there done that.
I don't feel that learning a lesson the hard way, and keeping myself and my family safe from a repeat of crimes against us (my children were physically abused by Mormon leaders) is being "prejudiced." When I tell others of our bad experiences in the cult, and when I tell others the Truth about Mormon history and the Mormon hoax, I am not "persecuting" the Mormons. I don't feel guilty that I dislike evil, and try to avoid it. I simply want to live a good, normal, honest, law-abiding, happy life. No cons.
Should we welcome KNOWN liars and scammers and abusers into our life?
Should we welcome strangers into our life, when all we know about those strangers is that they worship a polygamous pedophile, and other proven liars? That's what a stranger is saying, when he/she says, "I am a member of the COJCOLDS." There are too many good people in the world, too many good friends, clients, and acquaintances for us to waste time hoping to find noble and normal qualities in Mormons cult members we don't know.
As for the Mormons who are not strangers, a handful of them have committed crimes against me and my children. Most of the Mormon neighbors and relatives (who have not left) have been shunning me, since I resigned from the cult. Should I make the effort to seek them out, and give them more opportunities to be rude, to be invasive, to lie to me? That's what Mormons do.
I can't respect that, either.