Sunday, August 1, 2010

You're Not Supposed to Know This

Am i the only one who thinks it's weird that the LDS Church's take on the fact that the papyrus from which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Abraham turned out to actually be Egyptian burial procedures (The Book of Breathings) is that the Book of Abraham isn't that important to Church members anyway?  Huh? The Book of Abraham isn't that important to Church members?  Wow, weird diversion technique, but i guess they have to use something.

And am i the only one who was heartbroken when i found out Joseph Smith had married 11 women who were still married to their own living husbands (who were conveniently sent out on missions)?  I was heartbroken!  No wonder it's not talked about in Church meetings!  There would be tears and all sorts of insane justifications.  Or, it would just be looked over and ignored because the Church will never lead you wrong, so there must be "some reason we will only understand in the next life."

STILL think JS didn't practice polygamy (or treasure hunt or do any of the other wacky things denied by good members)?  Find out from Deseret Book for yourself:

There is nothing "anti-Mormon" in the things i've just written.  You can check the links yourself, don't worry, you won't get in trouble--it's not anti-Mormon literature.  But if these things made you feel uneasy, you might want to ask yourself "WHY?"  If you got defensive when reading those things, or had to remind yourself that the Church is true, or felt a sudden need to bear your testimony, you might want to ask yourself "WHY?" 

If those things don't bother you, GREAT!  You're in the right place for you.  But they bother me.  A lot. 

And thank you to a dear friend who sent me a chatising email letter this week.  That forced me to take a good, honest look at what I believe.  I can no longer choose to "ignore in faith" all the things that made me question the Church in the past.  Honestly, i didn't care whether they were true or not, because the Church does a lot of good in the world and it filled a lot of the empty spots left over from my broken childhood.  But now i do.  I care.

P.S.  If the things i've written here make you uneasy, feel free to accuse me of being led by Satan.  That will make you feel better.

1 holla'd back:

Donna Banta said...

Isn't it amazing how many people who speak the truth are accused of being led by Satan?

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