Sunday, April 15, 2007

About me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, AKA the Mormons. I was born in the church, meaning that my parents were both members of the church when I was born. I got baptized and became a member when I turned 8 years old. I went on a mission to a foreign country, where I learned a foreign language. I got married to a Mormon in a Mormon temple, something that all Mormons are taught to aspire to.

There was no doubt in my mind that I was a member of the only true church of Jesus Christ on the earth. I was always taught that we are the only church that receives revelation from God through Prophets.

A few years ago, I started reading some things about the church that I have never been taught, or that I have never heard before. This information intrigued me to investigate further.
This Blog is my journey of looking at disturbing information, investigating facts and putting clues together regarding the foundation of the Mormon Church, the veracity of the Book of Mormon and other claims made by the church.

I am still an active member and I am hopeful that all the disturbing information might be proven wrong one day.

The most disheartening thing is that I am unable to ask anyone in the church about my questions. It is amazing how people in high positions within the church know very little regarding church history. If anyone questions the church, or any of their leaders, they are considered apostates and heretics. We are told to stop reading things that might question our faith, read the Book of Mormon, ignore what we know intellectually and listen to our heart.
As a member, this advice is frustrating and disheartening. This blog might be considered heresy, so I will remain anonymous. Right now, I am a very skeptical member, meaning that I am very skeptical at the claims made by the church, its leaders, the Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham and other aspects of Mormonism in general.

This blog is an effort to document my journey and investigation in my quest for the truth. If you are Mormon as I am, I warn you that things you read in this blog might question your faith, just as they have questioned mine when I started reading them. I will always reference both sides of the argument because there are always 2 sides to every story.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope that you will find it beneficial. My ultimate hope is that one day all my questions will be answered. Any comments are welcome.
Skeptical Mormon


Anonymous said...

Hi, babe, this is your wife. Now I know what you have been doing until 5 am. You are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

An equal amount of time an effort working on more positive aspects of your life would probaby bring you greater satisfaction. The deeper you dig, the unhappier you become. The blog seems less of a discovery of the truth than an attempt to influence others that you are right. What makes you think anyone is listening? - certainly not your readers, for comments are few and far between. I see a man seeking his 15 minutes who is finding he has an audience of one - himself. Stop being "disturbed" by your findings and make a decision - in or out?

Zelph said...

anon- Thank you for your comment, it shows that I obviously have more than just one audience member afterall;) As far as the few comments, I just launched the blog a few weeks ago, so I would not expect to see a flood of traffic. However, I am not concerned about it. I am providing the information and people can choose to read my blog or not, just like anything else.

Who said that I am more unhappy with my life? I have found quite the opposite. The idea is that I am searching for what is reality vs. what is myth.

Of corse I am trying to influence others, who isn't? However, if my discoveries can be disproven, that would be great. However, I am posting what I have discovered and I want people to research these topics on their own. They will discover the same things I did.

It isn't the evidence that I find most disturbing, it is the way LDS apologists twist meaning, contradict church leaders and redefine words to try to defend these evidences. I also find it disturbing that the official church leaders are gutless and unwilling to make any official statement regarding these.

I will also talk about why I am still an active member in a later blog, remember I have only begun, but I appreciate your comments.

Anonymous said...

I dated a Mormon girl. In my short investigation of her faith, I accumulated quite a bit of questions and serious issues with her faith.

In the end, I feel that there is no way that God himself would allow so many questions, such a big cover-up, and permit his people to be led astray and as far away from Church history than the Mormons are.

Here are some of the topics I had issue with, along with associated links. Hope this helps you. And I pray that by discovering the falsehoods of your mormon upbringing won't lead you away from God. Christ says that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. God also tells us that Truth will set you free. Resultantly, CHRIST (not a church) will set you free! Trust in Him, and you won't have to worry about what anyone else, or any church has to say about your doubts.

Anonymous said...

All doctrines, orginisations, and books written by man are false by their very nature of being produced by the fallen. All evidenced by the fact that every faction continually spends most of its energy trying to prove that their version is the only true one. Or convert or die in some. The whole of cristian faith is based on fabrications. Read the Torah, the oldest version of the old testament. The prophesies never speak of one called "Jesus" It's Emmanuel they were waiting for. The christian and jewish version of god is a capricious and bloody one. He changed his mind with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus and if you believe,Smith.
I belive the truth is much simpler and personal.

Anonymous said...

You are not a LDS at all.

Zelph said...

"You are not a LDS at all."

Anon, thank you for your comments, if you mean that I no longer believe in the LDS church, you are correct. However, I am still a member and attend every week. I will talk about why I stay in the church in my next blog. It seems to be the most frequently asked question.

questioninglds said...

I am glad to have found your blog.
I am currently very skeptical.......its nice to see I am not alone in this journey for the truth.