Recommended Read: Mette Ivie Harrison’s The Five Doctrines of Ex-Mormonism

At the Religion News Service a former Mormon outlined the process ex-Mormons go through as they embrace their ex-Mormon world and deal with the effects of a controlling religious system. This is an interesting but solid read.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 KJV

Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple 

When I was in college I looked into Mormonism. Early on in this blog I wrote about my journey into and away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It took me a long time to distance myself from that experience. And since that period of life in college from time to time I see articles or stories of people who processed or worked through their past in Mormonism. Sometimes its from people who had a long experience or in other cases its from someone who converted and ran into problems. The other day at the Religion News Service I saw an article that gave me pause. Its from a non-practicing Mormon who is trying to move forward.  The article deals with what Ex-Mormons have experienced as they have rejected and moved away from Mormonism. I found this fascinating and just want to add this to the blog. You can read Mette Ivie Harrison’s guest post called, “The five doctrines of ex-Mormonism.”  

One thought on “Recommended Read: Mette Ivie Harrison’s The Five Doctrines of Ex-Mormonism

  1. Though the article you linked is a bit tongue-in-cheek and illustrates the Ex-Mormon ways any “Ex-” of a high-control belief system can “go wild” in the opposite direction.

    Though I found this RNS article a link down from it that illustrates another point about one Mormon cultural custom (and accompanying attitude) that comes in very handy in the Age of COVID:
    https://religionnews.com/2020/05/22/mormon-pioneer-grit-helped-prepare-me-for-this-pandemic/
    Money quote: “It taught me that even if Christ will come again, there’s no reason to think that this emergency is going to be the last one.”

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