The Worst Two Years: Prologue

Last night, I had another nightmare about being back on a Mormon mission. To say I woke up relieved to find myself in the real world, where being on a Mormon mission is not even REMOTELY possible, is a huge understatement. But I was deeply unsettled that my brain is still actively processing the traumaContinue reading “The Worst Two Years: Prologue”

Get in the For-Life Boat: Finding Titanic Fallacies in the Church

On August 7th, 2021, Bradley R. Wilcox–second counselor in the Young Men general presidency–delivered an address to single adult members of the LDS church who attended the Abundant Life Conference. His talk, titled “Get in the Lifeboat: Finding Safety in the Church,” compared being unaffiliated with the church to failing to get into one ofContinue reading “Get in the For-Life Boat: Finding Titanic Fallacies in the Church”

I Think, Therefore I Left

There are a lot of reasons I left the Mormon church, but one of the biggest ones is this: No matter what kinds of mind-bending inconsistencies and outright cruelties you discover and present about the Mormon church, its members will inevitably dodge all responsibility to be creatures of reason with one of the following partyContinue reading “I Think, Therefore I Left”

You Don’t Have to Push a Hate-Cart

Pioneer Day, a holiday in Utah for the past 172 years, is back in full swing. This means fireworks, festivals, and the annual “Temple to Temple 5K” where participants can walk or run past BYU and admire the beauty of Provo’s multiple temples. At this year’s SUPer DUPer Day event honoring pioneers, President Dallin H.Continue reading “You Don’t Have to Push a Hate-Cart”