The real financial cost of Mormonism-My family's example.

newnamenephi Mar 2014

Below is a breakdown a typical month in my family (wife & 3 teenagers - and we live close to a ward building):

Harris Knew How to Embarrass: His Admission of Not Seeing the Gold Plates

steve benson Feb 2014

Martin Harris confessed that he didn't actually, really or literally see the Book of Mormon gold plates (and, as we shall see, that's not the only "Witness" problem).

But let's start (and ultimately end) with the fact that what Harris finally admitted to was this: Instead of "seeing" the gold plates with his actual, physical eyes, he just got a peek at them with his "spiritual eyes."

The Book of Mormon Jesus! I found something that reached a Mormon spouse.

fundamentard Mar 2014

If you have a true believing spouse as I do you might have already discovered that the only way to get their attention is to work from within their paradigm. They simply will not listen to outside sources with the same respect or reverence.

That said, The thing that has gotten her attention the most has been me pointing out how the Book of Mormon Jesus slaughtered millions of people in America immediately after completing his great work of love salvation and rescue.

All are welcome on RfM. Just curious though, what draws never-mo's here?

lenina Mar. 2014

Are you avid anti-mormons who find satisfaction in assisting ex-mo's along the path?

Are you spouses/loved ones of TBMs [Mormons]? New Essay Denying the Teaching of Becoming Gods

Feb. 2014 Fundamental Teachings being Denied

"They will receive everything our Father in Heaven has and will become like Him. They will even be able to have spirit children and make new worlds for them to live on, and do all the things our Father in Heaven has done."

Help! My TBM [Mormon] bro sent me the latest essay

PapaKen Feb. 2014

He's saying he wants to know what I think about the "like god" essay, and as he put it, the eternal future of our family.

Oh. I get it now . . . you don't GET your own planet . . .

baura Feb. 2014

You don't GET your own planet, you MAKE your own planet.

All you get is the do-it-yourself kit. So they don't hand you
an already made planet and say, "enjoy yourself," they give you
raw materials and you have to organize them into a planet

Trying to save my family with logic.

roslyn Feb. 2014

Yes I have raised by BIC [born in the covenant] children in the church so the blame ultimately lays on me, but right now I am trying to free them.

Stake Conference: Don't even Look at anything that makes you doubt.

mixedmessages Feb. 2014

My daughter went up to the heart of Utah to visit some friends this weekend. She went to stake conference with a friend, and I asked her what they spoke on. She said the speaker was adamant about NOT looking at anything, anything at all that makes you doubt.

Find reasonableness in apologies.

Cheryl Feb. 2014

In my family no one was willing to be assumed imperfect because recriminations could be brutal. This attitude meant no one admitted fault or offered apologies.

First Reaction Going Through The Mormon Temple?

Sweet Spirit Feb. 2014

What was your reaction going through the the Mormon temple the first time?


*Introduction by Steve Benson

The following is based on a series of extensive communications between Tom Phillips and myself, regarding the issuance of summonses to Mormon Church president Thomas S. Monson, ordering him to appear in UK Magistrates’ Court on 14 March 2014 to answer charges against him and the Mormon Church of criminal financial fraud.

Joseph Smith and Teenage Girls using LDS sources

steve benson Feb. 2014

In another thread, RfM poster "ness" states:

"Well, this is a new TBM explanation; There is no solid evidence that JS married other men's wives or children under 18 years old. . . .

"Heard this one before? Or is this TBM just totally wrapped up in his delusions? From what I gather, most TBMs accept that JS married other mens wives and young girls.

JOINT STATEMENT concerning summonses served on Thomas Spencer Monson

Geoff Staines

JOINT STATEMENT concerning summonses served on Thomas Spencer Monson:

"Nothing is known about..." Well, this is what I KNOW!

Lori C Feb. 2014

So, the Book of Mormon's "primary purpose" is more spiritual than historical? Really now? Let's my entire lifetime and blasted to me on my mission by Joseph F. McConkie, the Book of Mormon is absolute...historical...and the KEYSTONE of our religion

GA Steven Snow Admits Mormon Church Has Hidden Facts but Has Been Outted by Internet

steve benson Jan. 2014

Snow's confession [Mormon general authority]:

"I think in the past there was a tendency [by the Mormon Church] to keep a lot of the records closed or at least not give access to information. But the world has changed in the last generation--with the access to information on the Internet, we can’t continue that pattern; I think we need to continue to be more open.”

Just found out the truth.

funeraltaters Jan. 2014

Hello everyone,

I've been following this site for the last few days and I've enjoyed hearing your stories and decided that I would like to participate. I'm a 29 year-old, multi-generational, BIC, pioneer-stock ex-mo. Like Nephi of old I was born to goodly parents and instructed in the ways of righteousness. The whole time I was growing up I never really questioned the church or its teachings.

Give me your experience with DandC 9:8

gungholierthanthou Jan. 2014

The Doctrine and Covenants, section 9, advises members about how to resolve questions:

"8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your bmind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right."

My in-laws have no retirement and the Second Coming hasn't happened

PG Jan. 2014

My 60 year old TBM [true believing Mormon] in laws are starting to freak out because they should be retiring but didn't plan for it, and I'm certain it's because they thought they would be sitting in the Celestial Kingdom surrounded by their six kids (that they couldn't afford) by now.

Trying to leave the church... new

Knight in Waiting Jan. 2014

Hello again. Recently I've made the decision to not go on my mission, which I'm due for in a week or so. I'm patching up some things in my aftermath plans, so I haven't told my parents yet. I do intend on telling them tonight, however.