Just to clarify to everyone, I do not believe that everything in Mormonism is twisted and vile. I do not believe it is a destructive cult. I do not believe that the positive experiences Mormons report are a façade for oppression and abuse. I do not believe Mormons lack virtue. My premise is not “that nothing good can come from Mormonism”. If I write something negative about Mormonism, please grant me some charity. My criticisms should not convey the sentiment that I believe Mormonism is the most certain path to heartbreak, abuse and allegiance to Satan.
Also, in a previous post I said that the LDS missionary program is “a breeding ground for spiritual and emotional abuse.” I unfortunately did not choose my words carefully. I did not mean to convey that all LDS missionaries encounter spiritual and emotional abuse by their Mission Presidents. What I meant to express was that the conditions for spiritual and emotional abuse are present and available for anyone who wishes to exploit them. I’m aware that my clarification makes my feelings toward the LDS missionary program only slightly less offensive to Mormons.
Thanks for your continued interaction and exploration of our respective worldviews.