Fun fact: You can be a “good” Mormon and still think tattoos look cool.
Fun fact: You can be a “good” Mormon and still want to dye your hair pink.
Fun fact: You can be a “good” Mormon and still believe that gay marriage should be legal.
Fun fact: You can be a “good” Mormon and not believe every ounce of knowledge taught by the church because the most important part is believing that Jesus Christ is our savior.
Thank you, this has been a Mormon PSA
Hey all you homies, it is with great excitement I want to announce that I’ve been working with Ansel ansolocomics to bring a Comic Book Club to BYU. We’ve been approved and are now *official* but we’re going to need a lot of support, involvement and help to get this thing off the ground. I will keep the good people of Tumblr updated, as right now we are running around like excited but lost puppies.
count me in.Source: deejul
How I feel about the Church Of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints? Well that’s a complicated questions. Growing up I thought it was cool. Before my mission when I finally had to do something about it I doubted many things. I read all the anti mormon stuff there was on the internet. I had to know what was out there, what was “bad” about the church. I feel to ignore church history is a big mistake. Early Church leaders made a ton of those, they were very superstitious and by our standards today extremely weird people. Joesph Smith is in and of himself a very interesting character. I do think he did some of the Lords work but I also feel like there was a lot he did on his own. Learn about the church’s history, don’t be ignorant. Find out what a prophet really is. Learn like me and everyone else that they are imperfect just like you and me. I do think this presents an interesting situation once you do release that a “true” church has issues. General Authorities have said some crazy things, even over a pulpit…… Enough about all this, what I really wanted to talk about are my personal feelings towards God and Jesus. Religion is just a result of man trying to be organized that often get’s mistaken for those two people.
All my life I’ve struggled with an addiction to porn. I’ve just now for the first time ever gone over 100 days with out looking at it at all. You may wonder how I’m able to do that. It’s not because I believe in Joesph Smith or the Book of Morom or in the church. It’s simply because I have been developing a personally relationship with Christ and Heavenly Father. I honestly believe that it doesn’t matter what church or religion you are that as long as you are a good person and do the right things you will make it heaven. Christ atoned for our sins, it doesn’t make sense to have billions of people not making it heaven for choosing a “wrong” religion. There is truth to be had in the Mormon church but there is also truth else where. I think the most important thing a religious person can do is develop a personal and meaning full relationship with the Savoir (or who ever their respective deity might be.) I also feel like even people who don’t believe in anything at all will be saved as long as they are good people. What is a good person? I don’t know a concrete answer to that but it’s one who helps other people, who helps humanity get better.
The point a I guess I’m trying to make is I’ve seen beyond all the antimormon literature and beyond the church and religion itself and I have found what is at the very core of it all. It is simply a higher power who loves us no matter what. A higher power that always listen, but doesn’t always help. That’s not to say he doesn’t care about us or that we aren’t important. I think that the Christ hardly ever intervenes in our day to day living, he is here to watch us struggle. However he is there when we need someone to talk to and someone to poor our hearts out to.
What I really want anyone to get out of this is to develop a personal relationship with your chosen deity. Be a nice person, be polite, be courteous and be open minded. Remember that we are all human and life is very hard for everyone. We all make mistakes and it is okay to do it. Be a good person, life is too damn hard to to give other people crap for being different. Love more, make new friends, get to know people.