Date: January 21, 2012 11:53PM
I thought I was the only one, until reading this thread! Naturally, I kept quiet about this.
On my very first viewing of that movie, Satan's comments confused me, for the very reasons written on this thread! Shouldn't God worshippers do the opposite of what Satan told us to do?
But even before I went through the temple, I went to a temple dedication, with my VIP GA family. At one point, during the dedicatory prayer, for no reason at all (I was a mellow and cooperative Mormon girl) I felt the presence of Satan. It was like the most intense hatred I had ever felt. I looked at the VIP Mormons sitting all around me, and many of them were crying! I hated every one of them, too, and it was a very frightening feeling. I rationalized this away by believing the words of the dedicatory prayer: that Satan was being cast out of the building. Maybe this was his final goodbye? Afterwards, many of the crying people said that they saw a vision of the heavens opening up. My GA relative did not see the vision, however.
When I actually went to the temple, I wasn't anticipating anything evil at all--but it creeped me out. It was when they had the blood oaths, and I actually crossed my fingers, and prayed to God, "I don't mean it, God, I don't mean it, God!" For someone as spiritual as I was, all of this was truly frightening. In real life, I was fearless--not afraid of the dark or of ghosts or burglars, etc--but Mormonism scared the s*!t out of me!
BTW, I don't believe in Satan, but I do believe in EVIL. I have a testimony that Mormonism is an evil cult.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2012 11:55PM by Alice.