Impact: There are too many issues to ignore. It’s not like there’s just one problem, or two, or five. Once you start studying the historical issues, it’s a deep rabbit hole. Almost everything that makes Mormonism unique has serious factual problems. Also related, almost every historical/factual problem has serious “spin” or trust issues from the church related to it. I think the historical/factual issues would have been enough [to weaken faith], but the feelings of betrayal of trust can’t be ignored, either. Even if apologetic “answers” can satisfy someone, (for me they don’t,) the lies and betrayal are also enough to make one seriously question if the church is what it presents itself to be.
Date: 15 Jul 2014
Impact Topic: General