Greetings, I’m Michael
I’m a skeptic, caver, climber, mountain biker, father, husband, mechanic and I was a Mormon.
I was something like a sixth generation Mormon. We had family on my mom’s side that immigrated to Nauvoo
I got frustrated with always being told “milk before meat” when I would ask hard questions about the church. I’ve always been a fan of logic, science, and critical thinking. I just finally got around to applying logic and reason to matters of faith and found them to be lacking.
Questions I've answered
Are you still christian? More was mormon answers about 'Are you still christian?'
Once I applied critical thinking to Mormonism I found that none of the claims stood up. Then I applied it to Christianity and eventually all religion. I consider myself an agnostic/atheist. I live my life as if there is no god but I don’t claim to know for sure.
Did you want to sin? Is that why you left? More was mormon answers about 'Did you want to sin? Is that why you left?'
This accusation cracks me up. I give extensively of my time and money to charities and youth organizations. I became vegetarian 5 years ago. I probably obey the Word of Wisdom better than most active members and I adore my wife and would never consider stepping out on her. I’ve asked some members what sin they think I wanted to commit and all they could say was that doubt itself is a sin.
How do you now explain the spiritual experiences that you had as an Orthodox Mormon? More was mormon answers about 'How do you now explain the spiritual experiences that you had as an Orthodox Mormon?'