January 22, 2014
I'm still a member on the records, so that would be 33 years.
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."
I'm human. Are we a minority in Utah?