10 Reasons to Leave Mormonism

(and many other forms of fundamentalism, I would imagine)

1 – True happiness comes from deciding for oneself how to make life mean something.

2 – Not going to church will leave much more time to devote to family and community. This new community can be one based on inclusivity and tolerance.

3 – Not paying 10% tithing to the church will leave more resources to help support the family.

4 – The realization that Jesus and God are merely metaphorical of the human struggle with death can open up the mind to a greater understanding of the gospel. Christ’s atonement is infinitely more accessible and useful when understood as a psychological metaphor of change rather than literal fact.

5 – When there is no hell awaiting the sinner, the only rewards/punishments come in this life. This makes the urgency of developing a healthy conscience more apparent.

6 – A godless universe is one where fairness is completely man made. Life is not fair. Nor is it unfair. The onus is upon us to create fairness as best we can.  

7 – Leaving Mormonism will open your eyes to the wonders of science and the beauty of creation. True reverence for “god’s” creations comes from an understanding of how little we actually know.

8 – Imagination and creativity are inspired by freedom from religion.

9 – For those mormons who just love being right, an understanding of science and atheism will offer an unending source of subjects to study. The mind will be opened to new and amazing truths.

10 – You get to choose your own underwear.

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4 Responses to “10 Reasons to Leave Mormonism”

  1. Cameron Says:

    So were you once a mormon? If you asked me, mormonism brings me much more hope and joy than I’d ever have if I didn’t have it. Apparently not everyone feels that way. To each his own.

    But it doesn’t matter who’s on board or who’s not on board – the Church will move forward. It doesn’t need you or me to move on but both me and you need it.

    • caveoftheyeti Says:

      I WAS born Mormon, and was brainwashed just like you! Fortunately for me, I was able to use my brain and my integrity to discover the truth and find my way out of the Cult.

      We’re you ever NOT Mormon? How do you know you wouldn’t be happy if you’ve never tried NOT being a Mormon?

      You will discover the truth, and the truth will set you free. Thanks for reading, and good luck!

  2. jakefilm Says:

    I love top 10 lists. This list in particular sticks out as very original based on content and approach alone. The only one I disagree with is #10, I think once you’re married the wife picks out the underpants!

  3. Jason May Says:

    What’s up Brother Clausen!!

    Well it at least you got to go to Spain!

    So you wouldn’t believe where I am living now? Well let’s just say there is a temple in my neighborhood 🙂

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