Welcome to Indie Mormon!
There are topics brought up on this blog that can be painful to true believers of the LDS church. Reader discretion is advised.
Indie Mormon is about one person’s faith journey. The intention of this blog is not to bring down anyone’s faith, or to show who is right or wrong. If you’re a member of the LDS church and you’re not comfortable reading about some difficult aspects of church history or theology, this blog is not for you. But if you’re interested in one person’s move from Mormon orthodoxy to spiritual independence, browse around the posts to learn more.
I enjoy expressing myself through art, memes and humour, and Elder Ballard’s “Where Will You Go?” talk has produced a lot of artistic expression. I … Continue reading →
Elder M. Russell Ballard gave a talk in October 2016 General Conference entitled “To Whom Shall We Go?” where he said the following: Some disciples … Continue reading →
Most Mormons know the general details of how Joseph Smith said he first learned about and found the gold plates: on September 21, 1823, Joseph … Continue reading →
I remember sitting in sacrament meetings as a kid flipping to “The Pearl of Great Price” in my scriptures to look at the interesting Egyptian … Continue reading →
My son will be turning 19 in the hospital tomorrow. He’s been sick for years with a god-forsaken disease known as ulcerative colitis. All around … Continue reading →
Religions often cherry-pick verses from the Bible to prove their point of view, without also acknowledging others that disprove their point of view. Here’s an … Continue reading →
Last year I first learned of the word epistemology, which is “the branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge.” How do we obtain … Continue reading →
Tell me if this sounds familiar: a man says he’s a prophet by virtue of visions he’s had. He believes the original church of Jesus … Continue reading →
Music has an ability to touch me in very profound ways. I can hear a song popular from my youth and the nostalgia can sometimes … Continue reading →
I have been reading Dan Vogel’s “Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet”, which is a skeptic’s look at Joseph Smith and the creation of … Continue reading →