Monthly Archives: August 2012

Open Letter to Europe Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

An Open Letter to Europe Area Presidency by Chris Ralph. In two parts: Initial Open Letter (below) sent 28th August 2012 Second (Follow-up) Open Letter sent 5th October 2012 ( https://stevebloor.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/a-second-open-letter-to-the-europe-area-presidency/) Initial Open Letter Posted on August 28, 2012 (Please … Continue reading

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How I Gained My Non-Belief

Introduction & word of warning: It’s been a long journey from Mormon Bishop to Secular Humanist and it has not been without its challenges. This transition over the last 20 months has culminated in an introspective analysis of how I … Continue reading

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The Mormon Atonement & the ‘Trap’

I used to believe that I was in debt to my saviour Jesus Christ because of my sins. I felt shame, guilt & regret for the sins I had committed & for which my saviour had suffered, & in equal … Continue reading

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My changing view on Homosexuality and the Mormon Church

I once held similar views with great vehemence. Yet my perspective has changed due to feeling compassion for those who are homosexual. How does reading or hearing statements by Mormon Church Leaders like this make them feel about themselves? Even … Continue reading

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Is religion useful once you discover the hoax?

I suppose I’m following the counsel of President Hinckley when he said if Joseph Smith did not have the First Vision then this is all a fraud! I’m trying to be authentic, so for me that means living true to … Continue reading

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Do I Believe in a god?

The world makes a whole lot more sense when you look at it without a god. The more we understand about our psychology, our need to know “what caused something to happen”, the more we realise that to believe a … Continue reading

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