It’s one thing to leave Mormonism…..
It’s another thing to spend 35 years asking myself if I did the right thing in leaving a church, and a system of thought, that I absolutely loved.
This blog will give a year’s worth of reasons why I choose not to return.
REASON # 1:
The LDS Church has lost its nerve. Where once it had the Bruce R. McConkies and others who weren’t afraid to say that God the Father came to earth in his physical body of flesh and bones and had intercourse with Mary*, the current LDS president, Gordon B. Hinkley, won’t admit to a non-Mormon journalist from Time Magazine the bedrock historical assertion of Mormonism that God was once a man.**
*Journal of Discourses, I, p. 51; Joseph F. Smith in Family Home Evening Manual 1972, p. 125-126; Ezra Taft Benson in Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 7; Bruce R. McConkie in Mormon Doctrine, p. 546-547; 742.
**See “Thy Kingdom Come,” Time, August 4, 1997. Also, see http://www.irr.org/MIT/hinckley.html