Russell R.

Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

Member since:

January 22, 2014

How long were you in the church?

I'm still a member on the records, so that would be 33 years.

What caused you to question the church?

There are a few really big things, and a lot of little things. First of all, the fruits of the Spirit were not consistent. Second, I learned of what I consider to be inconsistencies between the church's doctrine and it's policies, a seemingly hidden history which makes me feel degraded and unimportant to the church, outside of simply being a member of it, and finally, the feeling that I'm being discouraged from seeking truth, unless it is within the confines laid out by the church. I feel like the God I worship is ignorant of nothing, and would not discourage the reading or studying of anything, provided I have "the greatest book ever written."

Introduction

I'm human. Are we a minority in Utah?


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