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Gragh. I forgot that NPR is doing the Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church this morning.

Blee. Already I need to change the channel.*

Also debating leaving one of the LJ communities I have been reading. I am seriously tired of the bullshit I've been reading under the flag of... well. Apparently, according to these people, I am not a feminist. It is far too early in the morning to be getting angry about this stuff. -.-

* I am an ex Mormon. I was raised in the faith. I respect that other ex Mormons have very negative feelings about the church. I'm not really sure how I feel myself. This is not an invitation for Mormon bashing; I'm very uncomfortable discussing it. Please respect that.



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Dec. 6th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3

The trend of 'hey, people are different and have different opinions, but... I AM RIGHT, THEY ARE WRONG, I WILL RIP THEM APART TO PROVE HOW RIGHT I AM' just... really really makes me angry. Differences are what makes interactions interesting, makes discussions fascinating, and in my opinion, make life worth living. The lack of basic respect for each other as human beings just.. makes me weep for humanity. -.-

(and I'm annoyed at the Mitt thing because they are Getting Things Wrong, and it bothers me hearing the faith of my parents described like some weird exotic bug or cult that these dry reporters want to sensationalize. -.- )
Dec. 6th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Growing up in Maryland, I was always impressed and amazed when we'd drive around the Washington beltway and the big Mormon cathedral would come into sight over the trees. It was like some friggin awesome huge starship, plunked down in the DC suburbs.
Dec. 6th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Heh.. They are all elaborate. I always thought the one in Salt Lake is on par with the Washington Cathedral, perhaps even Notre Dame (I haven't been to Notre Dame yet, so... yeah.)
Dec. 7th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
My favorite part was graffiti that was spray-painted on a bridge on I-95 as the Mormon cathedral came into view behind it: "SURRENDER DOROTHY!" (and now that I look I am tickled to see that it is enshrined in Wikipedia.)
Dec. 6th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Our new roommate is recovering mormon (much like I'm a recovered catholic) and she's much the same as you in regards to the church, she doesn't hate it like so many ex mormons do and you won't generally find her bashing it either. Currently she's trying to find herself and based on her upbringing, it's not as simple as one may think.

Actually most of the ex mormons I know are all 'bah whatever' about the mormon faith. They don't hate it, they just don't agree with it.
Dec. 6th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I don't hate it, it's just not the path I want to follow in my life; like all faiths, it has its good points and bad points.

It bothers me though when people that know NOTHING about the faith other than what they've heard through popular media or rumors start running their mouths or talking smack or speculating. Hi, I don't go up to Catholics and make disrespectful remarks about the eucharist, show me the same courtesy! (I'm actually most angry at someone that isn't reading this entry, I realize. I think I'm just angry in general this morning.)

Also. MISS YOU!!!!! <3
Dec. 6th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Miss you too!! It was good to see Bren last month, but you were certainly missed!
Dec. 6th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
We're going to try and be in town over New Years. I demand hugs if I manage to see you. :D
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
I think that can be arranged. Paul and I are still trying to work out what we are doing for New years, or where we will be. *hug*
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
I think we're planning on renting a car, as some of the people we want to see (looking at you, feren and lady_curmudgeon are not doing the Wuffmeet thing, and.. SO! Have car. Will travel. Will collect many hugs. YES. :D
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yis! You need to come see the New New Ohana. Ohana, the rose red edition. :D
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh. YES!

We'll talk. :D
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Just let me know. My number hasn't changed :D
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Will do! Also, funfact! The person in your icon is in Boston this week to participate in the lighting of the tree ceremony.

Also, one of my coworkers used to babysit his sisters. >.>
Dec. 6th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
That's funny considering I think he lives in Cali now.

My best friend's aunt used to babysit for Michael Jordan's kids. :)
Dec. 7th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
You know, it's totally bizarre that the guild I did Rift with, and am going to so SWTOR with, is named Ohana.
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Dec. 6th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I decided it was a good time to investigate Spotify's Cyndi Lauper collection. :)

I had not realized until this morning just how big a hotbutton religion is for me, as I'm generally a pretty secular person. -.-
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Dec. 6th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
I just found the 'Classical Christmas' channel on pandora. I am good. :D

(also if you get two replies, LJ is being weird for me today)
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