The easy part of stepping away from an organization I’ve been involved with my entire life is the stepping away part.
The more challenging part is removing the remnants of dogma that have cluttered my mind for so many years. My brain is like a Windows XP registry that’s seen beliefs and convictions come and go, but never fully taking steps to remove the old junk as I’ve gained new knowledge and insight.
Tonight I asked Kim and Luca if they believed people are inherently moral or do they require a parent, church, or someone else to teach them to be good human beings. We all agreed that we believe most people are born with a natural tendency to do good to others.
Yesterday the LDS church decided to excommunicate a women who started a group asking to hold the priesthood. Today some men and women in the same church took to Facebook and their blogs to celebrate her banishment from the church.
I wonder what I ever had in common with there people I once shared an organized religion with. Remember we all share this planet, and there’s more than one journey that leads to happiness.
I have a wonderful support system in Kim and my friends, many of which have reached out to me offering support. If you’re worried about my children or want to call me to repentance please save your energy and respect my decision. I promise to respect yours.