Nah, not really. But if they they knew how many Mormons end up at Trapped by the Mormons, most via search engines, I’m thinking they’d be creating a Mormon-appropriate search engine from whence I would be banned. There might already be one, but I’m too lazy to look. The search engine, not the “banned.” Well, maybe the banned. Anyway….
So just to make a few things clear–and to cut down on all that pesky and annoying hate mail trying to set me straight–let me explain.
Trapped by the Mormons is a blog. As many of you know, a BLOG is basically a Web log, or an online journal. A journal is a collection of my thoughts, experiences, opinions, beliefs, etc. The difference between this blog and those journals I was hounded to keep as a young Mormon is YOU get to read it. Aren’t ya lucky? (Trust me, you would not want to read those journals. Good little Mormon girls do NOT have interesting lives. Safe, maybe, but interesting? No.)
Coming here? Totally your choice. You don’t have to read a word I say. However, be warned that if you incessantly comment on my blog about how you are not reading a word I say and that you will never again darken the doorway of this, er, blog, then I pretty much know you ARE reading it. I understand. It’s like a car wreck. Hard to look away from the carnage.
And if you call me a “you people?” Same same. I know what the YP term means. It’s a generic term for BIG FAT ANTI-MORMON. And I don’t agree. At least about the anti-Mormon part.
This is not an “anti-Mormon” site. I am a Mormon. Not by choice, of course. I was born into the Church, had some serious disagreements with the theology of the church, attempted to get my name removed, only to find it BACK ON a few years later–twice. At that point, I realized how very funny it all was. Why fight it? This is my culture, and I get to blog and talk about it.
I like Mormons. I don’t always agree with their actions. They don’t always agree with mine, either.
That’s cool. But please know this:
1. Calling me names and accusing me of hatred only make YOU look stupid to non-Mormons, who are, of course, the people you are most desperate to impress. It’s sort of like high school. Everybody’s looking for validation. It’s why our Trapped friend Wayne cites FPRs about baptisms going up when anti-Mormons meet. Validation is needed here. Of course, above statement is patently false, and really rather silly, but it’s Mormon nature. I know you want to think that people are inspired by your devotion and faith, but they really aren’t. If you’re a good person, they are inspired by that. They really don’t care that you wear special underwear. That, mostly, creeps them out.
In short, you are NOT doing yourself any favors.