So who am I?
I am opinionated. I seek truth and reason. Things have to make sense to me, and if they don't I put them aside and search for the truth. I don't believe things simply because someone tells me to. I want to be happy. I want my family to live great lives and have no regrets for the choices we make. I want to be free to live my life the way I feel is right. I am a mother and a wife, and I love my country. How different are those goals from anyone else's?
Well, recently the LDS faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka Mormons) has been under a very powerful microscope because of the political stuff going on with the elections this year. The topic of Mormons and their beliefs have been talked about on all the major news networks, radio, TV shows, social media and everywhere else. People are all talking about those Mormons.
And most of the time they get it so wrong I don't know if I should be laughing or crying! I can't believe how misunderstood our faith is. What really surprises me is that instead of asking a Mormon what they believe in, they ask people who don't know the difference between Captain Moroni and the angel Moroni (all the more reason to ask a real Mormon, if you're curious). Every time I see some "panel" of people come on the news and start talking Mormons, I feel like pulling out a buzzer....
"Well, Mormons believe this..." BEEP!
"Most Mormons think..." BEEP BEEP!
"ALL Mormons want...." BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!
It always makes me laugh when they try to portray Mormon's in television shows. I just sit there and laugh about it, because there is no way a real Mormon would act the way they make them. Simply because the writers don't understand us because they don't understand our doctrine.
And I have to mention the Mormon "Myths".... these really crack me up! I still don't understand the whole "green jello" thing, I have NEVER seen green jello make an appearance at a church function. And I have never seen a Mormon with horns! And seriously, could you see me participating in anything like a "cult"? Come on.... I am such a free spirited person, no one can tell me what to do. I make my choices because I feel inside they are right. And recently, one of my friends told me that one of her old roommates thought that Mormons worshiped aliens... are you serious?
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So I want to open my door to all my friends out there, and let them know that they are more than welcome to shoot some questions my way. I will answer them in other posts the best to my knowledge and there are no strings attached... meaning I am not going to start stalking you and sending missionaries to your house. You know I am honest and will even add my humor to the answers. I will also invite my other Mormon friends to join in and contribute.
Please feel free to email your questions to: nutsinanutshell(at)gmail(dot)com
Also, one of my old mission companions was quoted on a news website this week, she did an amazing job of summing up what a Mormon is: Click here to check it out.
PS- Something that is kind of funny, is my follower numbers go down every time I mention my faith.... I am curious to watch it today :)