Enjoying free-thought and discovering truth. Feeling truly connected to other human beings for the first time in my life. Inclining towards scientific naturalism, and humanism.
Just eleven months ago, in January 2011, I resigned as a Mormon Bishop after discovering uncomfortable facts about its origins which I had not been taught in 47 years as a member.
Having resigned as bishop I agreed, under threat of excommunication, to avoid speaking about the difficult issues for the Church. Since either resignation from the Church or excommunication would have hurt my extended family, who are members too, I agreed to keep quiet.
However, the time is right for me to unseal my lips which the Church forcefully closed several months ago.
My personal blog, which recounts my discovery & struggle with uncomfortable facts about Church history and origins, and my resignation as bishop because of coming to terms with the truth, is now public.
Last April 2011 it was viewed over 14,000 times in a week & had to be password protected to safeguard family members feelings.
There is a tremendous need in the Church for honesty & candid talking, and my resignation letter as bishop seemed to resonate with thousands of members hearts & minds as they desperately look for the courage to face their own epiphanies.
Time has healed hurts & allows me to open my lips once more.
I do not intend to Mormon Bash. I love Mormons. The majority of my extended family are all active True Believing Mormons. My Mormon family & friends are some of the nicest, kindest, most compassionate & generous people you could meet.
My intent in writing my thoughts down is initially to gain personal insight into my own neurology in the context of previous Mormon thinking and my evolving belief system.
I post some of those personal analyses and introspections on my Personal Blog in an effort to reach out to others who are going through a similar transition, to offer hope and inspire courage to other disaffected & questioning Mormons.
I am also a Musculo-skeletal Podiatrist who accepts the uncomfortable truth that humans have evolved without the need for shoes and therefore function better when barefoot.
My professional epiphany preceeded my religious one.
The do say, “When you free your feet, you also free your mind!”
Please feel free to publicise wherever you feel would be helpful.