Hi Everyone! :grouphug:
I just wanted to update everyone. A lot of people don’t know my story so it will be pretty long and well I think it is worth reading.
Let me start from the beginning
I was ‘born’ catholic literally! I was born January 28th 1981 and baptized Febuary 18th 1981. and grew up catholic. I LOVED IT! but of course I still had many questions. At one time I wondered what it was like to be Jewish
Anyway when I was confermined I KNEW I made my choice. I grew up in a hard life. My brother was in and out of prison and about 4 years ago he ran away again fell and had a brain injury. I KNEW God made him stop his bad ways and he became my brother
But everyone must understand I always had a brother but one that wasn’t around and when he had an accident he died and was reborn. If I know one thing there is a GOD
I have always suffered from depression. When my grandma died when I was 11 it was the time I knew life would never be the same (think Vada in the movie My Girl) She was the rock I needed in my disfunctional life. She had alzhimers so bad But I knew she knew who I was and loved me.
Fast forward to around 2003 when Elizabeth smart was kidnapped and found. I thought it was a maricle. I found out she was Mormon so I decided to take a chance and see what her church was about. No lie after Sacrment meeting I had a meeting with the missionaries. One of the missionaries was super cute and we really hit it off (as friends) and well just before my baptism he left and I felt like “oh no what am I doing!”
I got baptized anyway and 3 weeks later filed to get my name removed. During all of this my parents had printed at least a ream of paper on how horrible Mormonism is. I know we are taught that it is bad to look at anti so I didn’t.
So fast forward I went happily back to the Catholic Church then I found out my friend Holly was gonna join the church because she was taking discussions with me.
I tried to give her all the info I knew and told her not to make the same mistake I made. It was to late she secretly was baptized.
I was going to go to Silver lake college in the fall and on the first day of the school year I said I couldn’t go because I needed a year off of school. Its really because I was studing with the missionaries. Oh how I cried in that car like I was dying. like a part of me was dying. I never went to a Catholic Grammer School so going to a Catholic College seemed awesome.in nov 2006 I was baptized again lead me to my feb 2007 leaving of the church. actually it was more like dec but it took a while to get my name removed. I have learned ALL I can about how horrible the LDS church is.
I have tons of mormon friends and one said I should talk to the bishop before I talk to him. Holly is the reason I believe I keep wanting to go back she is a childhood friend. I worry for her if it has affected me in a few months what will it do in years
and oh Ya A Pac if your reading the moment i said I was leaving they blamed ME for never calling them and distancing myself and that is Not true. why don’t you go to www.exmormon.org and see how HURT people are
So I figured Tonight as I prayed :gopray2: :byzsoc: :signofcross: :gopray: and listed to Catholic/ Christian music that I could only truly be Catholic. Not because its what I grew up with but because its what I believe with all my heart.
I feel bad for Mormons because they only like numbers and to them thats all I am. Hitler did it to the jews only they have PERMENT scares
By the way I have also went to the synogoge where I must say they treat people with so much respect and never ask you to join. Its funny how Mormons and JW are the ones that really PUSH you in.
I think it is a cult. I read up a lot on cults and mormonism really fits the bill.
So please don’t worry everyone I’m gonna stay Catholic and I’m gonna go to Silver Lake college in Fall for theology my one dream come true
Hey just so you all know my name comes from a show American Dreams with a Catholic Family. The first seasons on DVD (try walmart) I’m sort of like Patty with a lot of issues its fun to watch