You know you've made it…

…when you have your OWN personal topic on the Mormon Apologetics Board. And indeed, I do. I won’t say I am terribly popular there, but it’s been interesting.

Since I am a big advocate of ex-Mormons and believing Mormons finding common ground, I will regard it as a positive.

Many very nice Mormons, there, and even some that have been gracious and come around after initially accusing me of being a big fat ANTI-MORMON! Well, kinda….

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About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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14 Responses to You know you've made it…

  1. Tracy says:

    Someone named Hammer wrote:”We will be judge out of the books. Both author and subjects. Wouldn’t want to be her when that happens.”

    What? Is that Mormon code for you’re going to hell? (dunno)

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  2. Natalie says:

    Don’t know either, Tracy. I asked, and never received an answer… Does THAT sound familiar.? LOL.

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  3. Melissa says:

    I read the topic on the board you are talking about. I find it really sad that some of the LDS there are so mean and nasty, and at the same time they are upset about the attitude of the R.f.M board. Go Figure.
    The LDS believe that they are the only ones who are right, and everyone else isn’t. I really hate what this church does to families and individuals who find the truth, and no longer believe in the church. It’s troubling for me to see and read the contempt and hostility the LDS have for someone who leaves the church simply because they found out it’s not what it’ cracked up to be.
    I really hope and pray that we can find some kind of common ground between the ex-Mormons and the believing Mormons.

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  4. Johnny says:

    I also hope there can be common ground and live peacefully with the ex-Mormons.

    Problem is that currently there is a lot of vitriol comming from ex-mormon internet sites, eg Samuel the Utahnite especially. Even Helen Whitney recognized this. I think that most of the nasty attitudes of some LDS is in response to these and others who aren’t simply saying “the church isn’t true” or “LDS not the only true religion” or similar but they are straight out enemies of the church as an organization and are constantly fighting a War against anything LDS. Church Security actually exists because of these people. But notice that the church doesn’t answer the wild acusations like for eg Hinkley being gay; but members do get offended by such wild and disrespectful acusations and try to hit back when they should ‘turn the other check’ -no punt intended!!!!

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  5. Natalie says:

    Liar, liar, pants on fire. Johnny is to be totally disregarded, and really, ignored, because he is far from truthful and playing some sort of silly game, that is, well, just silly. No real point to it.

    But it involves lying about who he is, for reasons I don’t understand, and don’t really care. When he proclaims his innocence, exclamations and all, just know I have proof he is a flat out liar. And blow him off.

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  6. Tracy says:

    I have a off topic question.

    From what I understand about the Mormon afterlife, which isn’t much, the woman cannot get into heaven, or the celestial kingdom without her man.

    My question is, what happens to her if she dies first? Where does she go until her man gets there?

    Just wondering.

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  7. Johnny says:

    What???? wtf?????

    Fine, then. I thought you wanted to build bridges between mormons and ex-members (and I had some top letters to send to you) but I guess I was just wrong. An enemy of the church is always just that: an enemy.

    And “Liar, liar, pants on fire”. wtf? how old are you????

    Bye for ever.
    (And I won’t buy your second book after this!)

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  8. Natalie says:

    Johnny,

    wtf? How Mormon are you? Not very, I’d say. Whoever you are, I’m tired of playing. JoseRaul205@yahoo.com, vs. joseraul2005@yahoo.com, both with the same ISP, both playing games with people who have “Mormon related” web sites. It’s just stupid.

    Talk about “how old are you?” I gave you the benefit of the doubt LAST time. This time, (and you KNOW what I mean) you fried yourself.

    G’day.

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  9. Natalie says:

    By the way, I generally do NOT give out email addresses. But our dear friend Johnny and his alter ego Jose just pushed me a bit too far….

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  10. Johnny says:

    You’re way off Nat. And as I’ve said before, the yahoo address isn’t private at all-my work one is.

    And to think I sent you a scan of my recommend but you still call me a lier?????

    wtf.?

    Anyway, came back to see what you where writing now but, fried?great! good!

    By the way people , be advised, that if Natalie is in anyway anoyed with you she will give out private email address. Glad I never emailed u from work nor gave you copies of the latest official correspondance -which I offered you, remember?

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  11. Natalie says:

    Nope. Again. NOT PLAYING ANYMORE. I have enough proof to show you are playing some sort of twisted game. Now GO AWAY. Be gone. Don’t pretend to be honest. You are lying.

    *You signed on here FROM THE BEGINNING with the other email
    *When I sent correspondence to THAT email, I received a letter saying the person did not know who I was.
    *You claimed you typed in the wrong email, and quickly created yet another one, minus the extra 0.
    *I gave you the benefit of the doubt.
    *You proved to be a liar.
    *Writing style the same. Problem with exclamation point-itis.

    Two of you? Both from Australia? One number off in email address? ISP reguisters the same? BOTH Mormon? Both messing with people who have TIES to Mormonism?

    Yeah, wtf, Johnny. Jose. JOSEPH…..

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  12. Natalie says:

    Johnny’s other personality, who is apparently in trouble on an LDS Divorce board of some sort, said this:

    GO AWAY!!!!!

    YOU WROTE FIRST; I REPLIED ASKING WHO YOU WHERE.REMEMBER? NOW I’VE FOUND YOU ON THAT TRAPPED SITE, EXMORMONS MORMON CURTAIN AND OTHERS. YOU ARE ALL OVER THE NET! BUT YOU STILL HAVE ME MIXED UP WITH SOMEONE ELSE!!!!! WHY, I DON’T KNOW YET.
    AND ISP’S ACTAULLY MAY HAVE A MILLION USERS ON THE SAME SERVER ADDRESS SO YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.

    GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please? I DON’T TALK TO APOSTATES LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    JOSEPH.

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  13. Ray A says:

    Natalie,

    You’re a very privileged exmo. I checked the link to MA&D and it works. They have banned links to every site run by exmos or antis. Mormon Discussions can’t access them, nor can RFM. They must like you.

    Ray.

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  14. Natalie says:

    Hey Ray,

    Well, maybe people are finally listening to me when I say I am NOT an anti-Mormon. I like Mormons. I find much of Mormon theology silly, but then, much of LIFE is silly, so what’s new?

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