How to think for yourself
I apologize I may have offended you fromalongtimeago. I am glad we have dialogued. I was brought up in the mormon church, indoctrinized into its worldview, and subsequently extracted myself from it over the past few years. I continue to live in Utah, and I don't see many faithful and also trully tolerant mormons who ACCEPT others outside their system as they are. Many people from both sides of my large extended family still practicing the religion, don't know that I have formally chosen to leave the religion. This after a temple marriage and with a husband who still believes. Quite frankly, some of them couldn't handle that information without seeing me in a different light, ostracizing me, and / or praying for my soul that has been "led astray", in their belief system. They would like to prefer life in their convenient frameworks. That is ok, many people do this, it is human nature to want to control the uncomfortable parts of life within a framework that helps them make sense of the crap in life. I am not exempt.
I like the people well enough, although I reserve the right to disagree with some of their beliefs. I don't actively seek to do this, and find it exasperating, at best. Regarding mormonism, here is where I stand succintly and to the point: The mormon leadership quite frankly knows more than they let their followers on to, displays intolerance towards others (ie gays at present), and blatantly misleads members regarding their own history. That is all the effort and or time I would like to expend on this topic. If you are at all curious about the above, use Google to find out more. There are many respectable historians, DNA scientists, and others who have thoroughly disproved the doctrines of mormonism on most, if not all, counts.
Rick Ross has its own section dedicated to mormonism.