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josey
Post  Post subject: I am new here  |  Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:11 pm
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I was never a Mormon, but I had a Mormon friend for the last several years. I am now curious to certain teachings. I once asked her whether the Mormons shunned those that left or not. She all the sudden had a phone call come in and I never brought it up again. Perhaps because I wanted to keep our friendship I never pushed it.

In my youth, I had become a Jehovah's Witness, and I knew at the time that they practiced shunning, but hey, I was a good person, I would never get shunned. Well, I learned that you don't have to do much to get kicked out. And I learned the pain of shunning. And to think that at one time I believed that those who were kicked out never suffered because they no longer cared.

Well, the other day my friend and I parted ways, and this because I learned that she was a racist, not just mildly, but she believed that blacks were unintelligent, lazy, violent, and were lucky to have come to America as slaves because they were and are better off here than in tribal communities. I told her that I could refute these things, but she said she knew better. I wondered then if Mormonism gave her these views, or if she just had them on her own?

But coming here I see that people are suffering just as much as Jehovah's Witnesses who have been shunned are. Shame on me for not checking this out earlier.


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Melanie
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:17 pm
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There is no shame josey.
It's great you are here. We all grow together.

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Lishka
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:19 pm
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Hi Josey! It is very hard leaving Mormonism. I have several "friends" from Church who are no longer friends. Not that they truly ever were. You lose many when you leave the cult!

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33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


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productofchoice
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:21 pm
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Hi Josey,

There is some teaching in Mormonism that supports whites as superior. For a long time blacks were not permitted to hold the priesthood or participate in various temple ordinances. If you want to know more you can look here:
http://mormonthink.com/blackweb.htm

I'm sorry you are cast away. You're not the first or only.

Peace

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Rainfeather
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:18 pm
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Hi and welcome. :)

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Melanie
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:48 am
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Post is an old one but ...hey... we have been worse in the past, LOL Better identify for Abinadi ;) Always good though, of course, to post and to communicate.

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minlanire
Post  Post subject: Re: I am new here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:35 pm
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Thanks for the info
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