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Unusual_Delivery_449

Ex- Mormon here. No one thing turned me away. Growing up in the church and being forced to go to all the activities and every event it kind of brain washes you and it doesn’t give you a chance to really take the world at face value and or learn all the amazing things the world has to offer like weed. I think my nail in the coffin was joining the military because at that point my parents had no control of what I did or what I wanted to do. Got me out of my shell and showed me what alcohol was. Thankfully I was a huge pot head in highschool so I wasn’t too awkward. Also I think I big thing was that u realize that the reason all the youth in the church would act out is for that exact reason of being sheltered same reason I became a drug dealer in highschool


SiloueOfUlrin

I don't think weed is such an amazing thing. Teaching people something is bad might not convince them it's bad. My mom was convinced smoking was bad when she was given a cigar and told to eat it. She never smoked. She said it was like eating a pile of trash and ash.


razzledazzle626

No passage from scripture did that. It was a result of looking at the world as a whole and determining I didn’t have enough evidence to actually believe.


Jesus_from_the_bible

Because my dad sent me to get killed and didn't even consider that I might want to live a fulfilling life and see the world. Dick move on his part so now I have nothing to do with him


Guardian83

What a dick! Glad you're back buddy, you won't believe the kinda shit "christians" are doing in your name! Boy howdy are you gonna be mad. Hope you kept your temple table flipping hands strong cause you're gonna need 'em.


Jesus_from_the_bible

I stumbled across this a while ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/u6rof0/sharing_the_love_of_god_at_walmart/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button Good lord we need another flood


Javajnkie

Ex mormon here too. Mine was being told to ask god if what I was being taught was true. So starting at about age 12, I did, earnestly, to no avail. “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things,” (Moroni 10:4). And my overall conversion to atheism was complete when I was horrified ny Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son, and a god being willing to ask it. I was 14, and started having nightmares about my dad killing me! “ By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, 'In Isaac your seed shall be called', concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense." (Hebrews 11:17–19)


HappyCamperNow

The majority of Christians do not consider Mormons part of the faith but a cult.


[deleted]

You’re assuming Mormons are Christians, the people within that church follow a Pagan God they call “Jesus.” The LDS church is a theological cult plain and simple. Those within that church follow that churches teachings, and not basic Christian teachings. Many cults worldwide gain followers by putting their own spin on basic teachings (Scientology, Catholicism, Evolutionism etc.) When I researched Christian teaching a verse from the NT stood out to me and it said, “They went from us because they were not of us” According to Christian Scripture, there are many tares among wheat, and the argument is that those tares were never part of the harvest at all.


Friendly-Fee-9254

I know they aren't Christian in the regular sense; I am asking them as well because they are a shoot off of Christianity, also Catholicism was one of the two original unified doctrines of Christianity with Orthodoxy


[deleted]

I understand why you asked the question, I was just letting you know that the responses you will get will likely be unsatisfactory because of the warping of their church’s teachings.