Another Thought...

Posted by: Andee / Category: , , ,

Grandpa Heston really got me all worked up with his comments.

Now I find myself wondering if people like that purposefully antagonize ex-Mormons.

I know some probably do it because they like to argue or debate the topics at hand, but the more I think about it, the more I think Grandpa Heston wanted me freak out. Again, not all apologists do this, I am not making a blanket statement about all religious people.

Not all Mormons want to poke at you or make snide comments designed to grab the other persons emotions. Believe it or not, it was the freaking coffee comment he made. It's no secret that Mormons are taught to assume people leave the church because they want to sin, they are possessed by Satan himself, or do things like drink coffee. I remember a lesson about apostacy. My leader was very clear to us (I think I must have been 9 or 10) that we should never "harden our hearts." That phrase is used so often that it has lost all meaning).

It's funny how most of the arguments are just automatic responses. Kind of like how cult leaders make "thought stopping" phrases. I bet you that Gramps didn't even read the entire article he commented on, he just went into autopilot and repeated what he has heard. Did he take the time to think about his response first? Consider that my points are valid? Don't think so. He chose to make digs at my character instead of focusing facts and having what could have been an interesting conversation with a believer.

Heston, people are not going to listen to your arguments if you come across as an egotistical know-it-all douche. You can do better.

He bugged me because he was commenting like an arrogant jerk. The snide comments about coffee and not posting the Brigham Young quotes he would have wanted (seriously, what am I supposed to do? Call this asshole up on the phone and ask his permission to say what is on my mind? Yeah, he would have to be my publisher/editor. Ridiculous much?

Kind of rambled, but oh well... hahaha...



  1. Maelstrom Says:

    Poor Heston, another sad brainwashed drone.

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    I seriously just don't get why all these Mormons read your blog. What is the point exactly? And what makes them respond to you but not me for example?

    Not that I want Mormons trolling my blog, but I just wonder why they feel comfortable being douchebags to you, but leave me alone.

  1. Andee Says:

    Thanks, guys!

    I don't know why they respond to my blog and not others :( Maybe they think I am stupid or an easy target?

    Most of the time they email me instead of leaving comments because they don't want to get caught on an evil ex-Mormon atheist blog.


  1. Rachel Says:

    Last Christmas, I was showing my (very TBM) sister pictures in my cell phone. I said something about my coffee table and my then 6 year old nephew gasped and said "coffee"?? My sister looked PISSED. She started to explain that aunt Rachel wasn't showing her a picture of coffee, but that the table is called a coffee table. So I explained to him that sometimes grown-ups drink coffee if they want to. It's not bad. It's just not for little kids. My sister was so taken aback that I would dare question the brainwashing that I haven't been allowed to see my nephew and neices since. I still can't figure out how it's right to brainwash a small child into thinking that people who drink coffee are going to hell. It obviously just really confused him.

  1. Andee Says:


    I am so sorry to hear about that :(

    I know it's not much of a comfort when your family acts like this, but you are definitely not alone. There are so many stories like yours that I don't understand why more people don't recognize the LDS Church as a cult.

    It's sick when someone chooses religion or a set of beliefs over loving a family member unconditionally.


    One day, she might just come to her senses. I hope that happens and that you get to be with your family again.