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I'll post it again on my "anniversary" of resigning from the Mormon church on the date I dated and signed my letter to them on 1/16/09.
I've wanted to do this for a while now... I didn't want to create any family tension. But when one of my right-wing cousins started posting tea-party rhetoric on her page I added a comment of what I thought. So far she is the only one of my family that has commented on my 'announcement'. She said: The "term is new" to her... so I added a clarifying comment that 'resigning' is the same as asking for my name to be removed from the church records.
So why resign and not just become 100% inactive? It's about making a point.
I am no longer a christian so why would I be listed on the records of a church who's name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? (that's the full name of the church; LDS or Mormon are only nick-names).
So why is this a big deal to me? Well, my Mormon family believes that we are all sealed together for this life and all eternity. I am essentially breaking that bond. My family fully believes that, so this may be traumatic for them.
But it's not for me! :)
I will post this again on the 16th... just in case they missed this post today! I'll let y'all know if there is any more reaction from the fam.