Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

I'm sure this is a concept familiar to everyone and it goes perfectly with societies way of ignoring something so that it can't be true.

What I want to know is what are people so afraid of?

A lot of times I wonder how it is possible that all of my religious friends haven't figured out what I have.  I'm definitely not the smartest of us - one of the less scholarly as far as school goes, so what keeps them in their comfortable bubble?

It took me a LONG time to turn to so called "anti-Mormon" literature.  I think that the cases of people leaving the church or god in general from "non-faith promoting" literature is probably few and far between.  I think usually it starts with something within yourself.  A lingering doubt that refuses to be silenced (and how I TRIED to silence it).  I stopped believing in Mormonism when I was 14.  I had access to the internet, the library, friends who were not Mormon that knew more about its history than I did.  It wasn't until I was 23 years old - and so incredibly desperate to find something to support the things that didn't make sense, that lingering doubt- that I finally pulled up and even still it took MONTHS after that for me to read about the rituals that go on in the temple.

Even now that I am out and most people know it, I find it VERY hard to speak against the church in a setting of believers.  Something inside me tells that it is morally wrong.

I think this censorship of information is wrong and unhealthy.  I think there is nothing wrong with hearing, seeing, speaking "evil" as long as you can take it for what it is.  I think most times the things that we keep hidden from ourselves are the things that we most need to know.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing evil about defending your beliefs.

    But i definitely wouldn't go straight into the fact that joseph smith was a '14-year-old-fucking-peice-of-shit' around a group of mormons. Whenever I would bring it up in front of them it was more of a question.

    What do you feel about Joseph Smith being a '14-year-old-fucking-peice-of-shit'?

    I think that just has more tact.