This former high-ranking leader of the Mormon church just needed to go on the Internet, which he was told not to do, to realize that Mormonism was bullshit. This “warning” to not go on the Internet to search for things is common in Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism and Scientology.

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“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, I am the great and powerful Oz!”

bleakfuture19

As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth’s final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master. * Commissioner Pravin Lal, U.N. Declaration of Rights If your Trusted Authority Figure forbids you from even reading anything that disagrees with their authority, you are in the worst kind of cult.

Dudesan

no shit. the internet is an unmitigated stream of information and said information generally contradicts their bullshit.

Retrikaethan

Was a Mormon. There wasn’t necessarily a push to stay off the internet. There was a huge push to avoid “anti-mormon literature” online. The CES letter is what made me realize the church wasn’t true. It’s not anti anything if it’s verifiable history.

Laetificans

the religion game has a lot in common with hypnosis.(voluntarily allowing another to think for you) once under its spell, your perceptions are distorted, you tend to get a form of tunnel vision which only allows you to see doubts individually… rarely do you see more than a couple at a time… When my ex and I both left Jehovah’s Witnesses… we sat down one day and discussed every doubt we ever had and were shocked at how many there were.

jiohdi1960