Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
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 MormonThink.com 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.