I agree with everything you say. I know my experience was different from my friends and I know people who've had a very pleasant upbringing within the Mormon church. My wasn't. I also agree with your reasons for disaffection from the Church. I remember moving to Mississippi as a third grader (1975), being in a room with black kids and believing that they were cursed from God because of sins in the Spirit World. Then having that complete reversal three years later was so confusing for me...though even then I knew in my gut it was wrong to believe a group of people were cursed because of their skin color. And it goes on and on. Thanks for your post.
Ingrid, I was already sure that you
in particular agreed with what I said, based on the highly favorable impression I have of you from listening to your interview on Mormon Expressions
not too long ago, but thanks for confirming that anyway! I hope you don't think that what I wrote was intended as a criticism of you
btw, my name is Gunnar--not Greenie. The word "Greenie" under my name only reflects my status as a relative newcomer to this particular forum (I think). I don't know why I am classed as a "Greenie" and you are not when my date of joining this forum is earlier than yours.