Christianity Thomas on 12 Jun 2012 12:32 am
In this story, a husband and wife become rational and reject their Mormon superstitions:
“I don’t believe in God,” my husband whispered in the darkness of our bedroom…
When Sean replaced his temple garments — the sacred underwear he’d promised to wear day and night — with boxers, I couldn’t take it anymore. It was too much betrayal. I called up a neighbor with a husband like mine and cried. But instead of empathy, she offered questions that stunned me into silence. Was Sean addicted to pornography? Watching R-rated movies? What sin had brought him to this terrible place?
My tears stopped. Her questions were so off-base that they seemed absurd. She was sincere, and trying to help, but she believed what the Church teaches — that a man would only leave because he’s disobeying the commandments. She couldn’t understand this was a rational inquiry. She saw everything as the result of sin.
This started my brain twitching. I knew Sean was still a good person, that he still maintained the same moral standards he had when he married me. The Church was wrong about him. What else might they be wrong about?
She then tells her story of becoming an atheist like her husband.
And so, another person abandons superstition and mythology and embraces rational thought.
How could any thinking person believe all of the ridiculous and obvious mythology found in the Bible? If you would just take the time to open your eyes and see that it is ridiculous mythology, you would become rational too. This video will help: