The problem of death

Not many people WANT to die. Death is scary, unknown. No one knows what happens once you’ve crossed that threshold (not even publicity hungry parents). But nearly everyone speculates about what will happen.

Joseph Smith had an older brother named Alvin with whom he was very close. Alvin died before the Book of Mormon was published and Joseph organized.the LDS church. Joseph’s wife, Emma, also had many miscarriages, stillbirths, and children die in infancy. Heartbreaking, right? So what does Smith do? Creates a belief to mitigate grief.

The Mormon doctrine of life after death gives a free pass to children straight into the presence of God. Additionally, if the parents (read: mothers) are righteous they’ll get to raise those children as they would have on earth missing,basically, nothing. Heaven being heaven and parents wanting the best for their children, most parents who’ve lost a child find comfort in this.

Doesn’t sound so bad, right? Not until you hear how asshole Mormons have fucked it up.

Scenario 1: Grandma has lived a long happy life and died. But it was her time to go. Sadness level 3.

Scenario 2: father of 4 dies unexpectedly of a heart attack leaving teenagers. Kids will still have memories of him, right? And wife got 20 years with him. Sad, not as sad as it could be. Level 5.

Scenario 3: child dies. Sadness level 10-infinity.

You know what stays the same throughout all these scenarios? The feel-good bullshit. “you’ll see them again. They’re free from pain. Don’t be sad.”

Yeah: “DON’T BE SAD” don’t mourn, don’t miss them, don’t grieve. Even if you learned about psychology from cartoons you know how unhealthy that is.

These things are said to give comfort and peace to people you love who are hurting but they have detrimental consequences.

Expecting an afterlife devalues life NOW. It’s ok to accept that church assignment that’s like a second job and never see your kids or wife because you’ll have eternity, right? It’s ok not to visit your dying grandfather because you guys can hang out when you’re both dead. Why are you still depressed about your stillborn baby? They made it straight to the celestial kingdom! Be happy!

Mormons can take their doctrines of salvation and eternal life and shove it.

why mormons suck donkey balls

i will expound on the theme of mormonism, mormons, their origin, history, teachings and, most of all, why millions of people around the world suck donkey balls. fear not, loyal reader, i will also give credit to the not shitty things that they do.

that concludes the what. i reserve the right to amend this description and the purview of this blog at any time because, well, it’s my fucking blog.

 

but why? why would i “persecute” such a lovely people as those that call themselves “saints”? (hint: re-read that last question. who the fuck calls themselves “saints”? answer: asshats.) as a disclaimer i was born into a mormon family. i attended mormon church for two and a half decades. i was fully and completely immersed and indoctrinated in its teachings. i was baptized while wearing the super glamorous white jumpsuit. i earned my Faith in God award. i participated in Young Women’s and got the fancy pants medallions. i was thisclose to going on a mission, not because i wasn’t married, oh no, because i WANTED to. i went to the temple, got my endowment and was sealed to my opposite sex spouse.

and everything blew the fuck up into my face.

spoiler alert: when one claims to be 100% right it leaves room for 0% error.