I was at the Recovery from Mormonism bulletin board today, and something new hit me. Maybe it's just a phase of my recovery, but I really don't like how many people on that board generalize all their complaints by laying the blame on the church. Not that I think the church is innocent. But these people are taking a single incident, by a single member, and calling that proof of how messed up the church is.
For instance, a guy who is trying to get a new computer system is being screwed by the mormon guy he hired to build it. The tech has used pirated software, and uses the cheapest parts at the highest cost. So this [exmo] guy tells his mom what's going on, who then proceeds to tell him: "See what happens to you when you don't go to church! You have yourself and your awful attitude towards the church to thank for the mess you're in!"
Ok, it sucks that he's getting ripped off. He made a poor choice when it came to his needs, but oh well. And the mom is retarded for using anti-logic like that. But really. Is it the church's fault? Not really. When I was my very most true-believing Mormon, I wouldn't have been like that. People are sometimes just really dumb. That's all.
So I visit the Recovery Board less and less these days. I'm finding other outlets. And I'm feeling better about my choices and future. Amen.