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> Is this an anti-Mormon website?

> Learning Different Points of View & The Courage To Be Informed

> The Danger of a Single Story & Former Mormons.

> Types of Mormons and Non-Mormons

> Urim & Thummim or Magic Stone? How Smith claimed to produce the Book of Mormon

> Videos of how Smith actually created his Book of Mormon

> My Response to Daniel Peterson on the Seer Stone

> Is the rock in the hat act a trivial matter?

Did Joseph Smith have Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

> The Fruit of Joseph Smith: The Legacy of Mormon Polygamy.

> Wayne Bent and Joseph Smith

> Black skin, Mormonism, LDS Missionaries, and The Temple Before 1978.

> The Harm of the Seed of Cain Doctrine & Why It Hasn't Been Repudiated.

> Covering Up the Seed of Cain Doctrine in Mormonism.

Skin Color: Mormon Dogma vs. Science

> Rewriting History, Dishonest Advertising, False Propaganda, & the Sin of Omission in Mormonism

A Short List of Harm Caused by Mormonism

> A Short List of the Positive Aspects of Mormonism & The Goodness It Creates
> UNDERSTANDING THE MORMON BRAIN: Why it’s So Difficult Discussing Mormonism with LDS Members

The Mormon Shame and Tame Cycle 

> Why I Try Not To Take It Personally When A Mormon Acts Rude or Shuns Me

> Communicating with Mormon Loved Ones: A Five Step Method

> Exmormon musings on a visit to church

> I can’t be Mormon because I wear the wrong underwear.

> Where did the Mormon Gods come from?

> Gay Rights and the Mormon Church

> Is Mitt Romney honest about his religion?

> My Psychological Journey in Brief

> Top 10 Reasons I'm happier now as a non-Mormon

> September 11, 1857 & The Lucifer Effect By Philip Zimbardo

> Movies I Recommend With Themes Related To Mormonism

> Conversations with a Mormon

> Feeling vindicated in 2013

> Are Former Mormons Mirroring the Black & White mentality of the Mormonism they grew up?


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