From personal experience:"But if there's one thing experience has
taught me it is that even baloney can be tasty."--- From my
point of view, religion is the baloney. In time, I came to see it as a hateful,
mean-spirited way to control people and swindle them out of their money."Sometimes the most life-draining things can look a lot like the
most life-giving things."--- Exactly. Growing up LDS, I heard
over and over that it would be "better to hang a millstone around my neck
and throw myself into the Great Salt Lake rather than be gay".
Life-draining indeed. It wasn't until I left religion behind that I found
the most life-giving thing of all; LIFE itself. Live it!"And
that’s where “helpful” and “hurtful” are hard to
distinguish."--- I've found religion to be extremely
hurtful. (And "just so much bull").
It is no wonder that the young are fleeing religion as the world teaches it.
The world has not been able to agree on religion. The world claims they are
religious and yet treat each other horribly. Now that I am "old and
stogey" I know that my world is better with my LDS religion in it. My years
of inactivity taught me how little I knew about the scripture " Love they
neighbor as thyself" No wonder we don't know how to love each other
when we don't know how to love ourselves. When I'm confused I always
read Jesus's parables, what simple teachings.
The LDS church is either 100 percent true and correct and is Gods living example
on earth... or it's NOT. Just like the baloney you are eating may or may
not have bull in it. Read the Nauvoo Expositor along with the origins and
criticisms of the Pearl of Abraham. The truth is out there... hold it up to the