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A Parting of Ways: Why I Decided to Leave Mormonism

The surest thing there is is we are riders,
And though none too successful at it, guiders,
Through everything presented, land and tide
And now the very air, of what we ride.

What is this talked-of mystery of birth
But being mounted bareback on the earth?
We can just see the infant up astride,
His small fist buried in the bushy hide.

There is our wildest mount- a headless horse.
But though it runs unbridled off its course,
And all our blandishments would seem defied,
We have ideas yet that we haven’t tried.
- Robert Frost

Growing Up a Mormon

Hanging out with our ward’s (congregation’s) Boy Scout troop. I’m second from left.

Mission to Guatemala

One of many days getting caught in the rain in Chulac, Alta Verapaz

Enrolling at BYU-Idaho

Source: Wikimedia, George Orwell’s 1984 Essays

Source: Preach My Gospel, Page 7,
Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone, Source: AP

Mormon History — A Rabbit Hole

Processing the Grief

Deciding to Leave

Post Mormonism

Picture proving I’m not just some godless heathen who’s evil looking. Maybe it takes a bit for the horns to start.

Why This is Important

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