Hi, I’ve been an atheist for a couple of years, and I want to join the forum ^^
I live in Utah in the suburbs outside of Salt Lake City, but my parents aren’t mainstream Mormons, they’re polygamists (namely Allred Groupies, although I guess it’s LaMoine Groupies now? The old man finally keeled over ). I guess there wasn’t really one single point at which I could say that I "became" one, but a couple of years ago was when I officially came out and stopped going to church and stuff.
Both my parents are converts, so they’re a *tinge* more liberal than some of the others at the group (although still far right of even the more conservative mainstreams Mormons on most issues). I really like a lot of Sam Harris’s talks, because everyone else seems to miss all the damage that moderates do by teaching people that their holy books are divinely inspired, even though they don’t teach the more nasty stuff at church. Sooner or later, someone’s gonna actually believe it, and they’re gonna realize that the following statement is true!
God > Preacher
So anyways, hi to everyone, I hope I don’t get bored of this forum! I always get bored of things and move on, but I’m gonna really try not to with this one, because I’ve lurked around a little bit, and I really like a lot of the people on here.