About Bugging Mo’s
I’m sure there are some who visit Bugging Mo’s who wonder why I mock the Mormon religion and try to put doubts in the minds of the faithful. Well, the answer is a simple one: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pisses me off something chronic, and its holier-than-thou members too. There! I said it! And, let me add, because it made a mockery of me at a time when I needed it most.
At the height of my cognitive dissonance I was made to feel like I was an object of ridicule. Sincere concerns that I had about the Mormon Church were held in derision by my local ward leaders, men who, theologically, should have had my back and should’ve known better. Friends, even, who I thought would have at least supported me at a stressful time. I soon learned that I was being naive.
Upon sharing my concerns, I was accused of out and out apostasy when, in fact, I hadn’t yet abandoned my beliefs. Far from it, and I had no intention of doing so. I genuinely believed in the LDS Church and I honestly felt that I had a testimony of Joseph Smith’s divine calling, but I was in a very difficult place and needed help in understanding some issues relating to church history. Instead I was told not to make any more contact with my fellow ward members because I was in a state of apostasy. I was gobsmacked by this, and hurt. And more confused than ever. The Bishop is supposed to leave the 99 who are safe, and go in search of the one who is lost. Me!
Being treated in such a way increased my dissonance ten-fold. I was now abandoned and alone. Left to reach conclusions on my own. I guess I could’ve done some mental-gymnastics and reached some sort of justification which would have reduced the dissonance but any reduction would’ve been fleeting. I could not lie to myself and believe that lie.
Consequently, the Bishop’s disrespectful treatment of me was a pivatol event that lead me to question whether God does in fact give people stewardships, if he has a church on the earth today through which he communicates his will and, some may think that this is throwing out the baby with the bath water, if he is even real at all? Considering God’s absence throughout my struggle, despite my continual reaching out to him, self-debating his actuality became the next logical step.
It’s a long story, and yes, I have a bloody great, huge chip on my shoulder. It’s been there a while, and I have no intention of removing it. It reminds me of who I am today and the mistakes I made in the past by believing the Mormon lie. Mistakes that I won’t make again.
Mormons are informed in their temples that “God will not be mocked” and I’m saying now that I won’t be mocked either. Mocking has consequences. Hence this vblog.
Why a videoblog, you might ask? Well, I think that there are many videos on the web that discredit – in part – the LDS church, that add another nail to its coffin. A lot of good videos. So I thought that I would attempt to gather many of them together into one place to widen the net that is Anti-Mormonism. This vblog becomes yet another tool to combat the ‘I’m a Mormon’ ad blitz and to shout FOUL at the Church’s attempts, sometimes smacking of desperation, to appear mainstream and unpeculiar and to contradict the whitewash that’s masquerading as official church history.
Time for a bit of your own medicine. Enjoy.