June 27, 2014
I was a 6th generations Mormon and was active in the church until about four years ago. It took me a long time approximately three decades of adulthood, when I should have been able to reason better, to start to use my critical thinking skills regarding the church. It was a tough transition, but now I feel better and more free than ever. Now it's time to work on my social life.
Many things caused me to question the church; the misogyny and polygamy, unrealistic claims and stories in the B of M, and let's not forget the bigotry against homosexuals. The history of how the Book of Abraham came about and the real meaning of the papyrus was the last straw.
I'm a father of three adult children and a grandpa. I'm separated from my wife after over 29 years. We were married in the temple in 1985. We held many church positions and now our social circle has shrunk a lot since we left.