Greetings, I’m Michael
I’m a skeptic, caver, climber, father, husband, mechanic and I was a Mormon.
I was something like a sixth generation Mormon. We had family on my mom’s side the immigrated to Nauvoo
Why I left
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?
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?
This accusation cracks me up. I give extensively 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 the think I wanted to commit and all they could say was the doubt itself is a sin.
How do you now explain the spiritual experiences that you had as an Orthodox Mormon?