Another Contradiction

Posted by: Andee / Category: ,


I have been told many times that my blog crosses the line. Most of the time those comments come from true-believing Mormons who are offended by my frankness, openness, and willingness to discuss the issues instead of keeping them secret (I mean sacred.)

Recently the comments have been more and more personal, and they have attacked my personal character and my heart. It's somewhat amusing that the people making these comments are true-believing Mormons, and they are being extremely hypocritical.

I understand that many TBMs don't like my blog, or what I have to say. They think I am making fun of their beliefs and that I am trying my best to take down the Mormon Church. They think I won't be happy until I get as many people away from the church as I possibly can. They call me "anti" Mormon, and tell me to leave the church alone.

Here is my point (if they can grasp it).

The Mormon Church sends out thousands of missionaries every year to try and convert people to Mormonism. They knock on complete strangers' doors and try to have conversations about Mormonism. They hang out a local parks to talk with kids and teenagers about Mormonism.

Why is it okay for Mormon missionaries to go out there and preach their version of events, and it's not okay for me to share my opinion? Seems a little unfair, doesn't it?

Recently I had a commenter make various threats to me as well as a friend of mine. After contacting the authorities and cooperating with their investigation I came to a realization.

I am not the anti-Mormon here. The real anti-Mormons are those who claim to believe in the church, yet find it okay to tell others what they should and shouldn't do or say. After all, the 11th article of faith says:

We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow ALL men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

When Mormons tell me what I should and shouldn't say they are going against their own religion. It's a case of not practicing what you preach, and it's painfully obvious when it happens. To all who want me to shut down the blog, tough beans. It stays. You have your missionaries, and I have my blog.

I truly believe that this church isn't what it claims to be, and in all honesty, it will eventually bring itself down. It's not going to be my blog that brings the church to it's knees, the church can do that on it's own.


4 comments:

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sydney,

    I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your blog. I find it eye opening and informative. I am about to marry into a mormon family and I have TONS of questions, but no one ever seems to have the answers for me. In no way do I want to convert, I just want to know more about it. There are so many contradictions and hypocracies that I can see as an outsider, it makes it hard to understand how people belong to this church. I basically just wanted to thank you for providing an unbiased and fact based site for us interested to gather information, I really appreciate it. Keep on writing! :)

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Who knew that Mormons were only slightly less crazy than Scientologists?? Well, I do now, thanks to you. Oh, and Mormons not practicing what they preach ain't nothin' new. Christians have been doing it since the very beginning. Anyone heard of the Crusades or the Inquisition? Even the "Religious Right" is so far from what their own supported saviour preached that it's sickening. Love your blog!

  1. Gina Says:

    Thanks for writing this! You are very insightful.

  1. James Says:

    I being a member also find this interesting but I cannot rely on "facts" that aren't backed up and are from potentially invalid sources. I think what destroys your argument the most for me is you always attack the church as if it is a demonic society of people trying to brainwash everybody into giving the church their money. You never seem to acknowledge that the church does do good. I know from personal experience that the church is a good institution and that the teachings of the church help it's members if they are followed. Because I can see how wrong you are about the church now it makes it hard to believe your words when the y try to throw mud on early church and the intentions of the leaders then.

    You say you present truth but how do you know they are truth? Did the internet tell you? I know that there are truths in some things said about the church but there is no easy way to determine what lies are mixed in with them. And with everything floating around out there about the LDS church there is defiantly lies mixed in somewhere.

    I feel like you always say how close minded all the members are but I feel like you yourself are close minded as well. I don't mean to judge you character or make any personal attacks but from what I have read of your posts that is what comes across.

    I want to know what beliefs you hold now? Did you revert to another religion? Do you believe in God but with no specific religion associated with it? Or do you not believe in God at all anymore?