So, I work with this girl, lets say her name is Samantha. Samantha grew up Mormon. *i know you are rolling your eyes, cause i kinda did too...*
So what you say. who cares about this Samantha?
I know i wouldn't normally, but Samantha had the courage to escape.
Samantha is 18, so newly 18 that shes been 18 for less than 2 months.
Samantha has already moved out on her own and is living a religion free life. and is very happy.
So while at work we were all talking about religion and it came up that her family was Mormon, i was confused cause she seemed like such a sweet smart girl who didnt believe in underwear that could protect you from a blazing fire. haha she is she is! my heart broke hearing about some of the things she had to endure and is still facing after leaving the church. i felt this overwhelming feeling of pride, i was so unbelievably proud of this girl i have known for less than 3 months, to walk away from everything she has ever known, her family her friends, everything. to be truly on her own, its scary. it has to be.
she has her parents and the church harassing her to come home. to rejoin the church so its not as bad as it could be, and will be, i don't think she understands what she is in for unless she has seen it herself and is prepared.
i have a feeling she will be just fine.
shes one heck of a girl.
just a side note she has given me her copy of the quad to read. .
the holy bible
the book of Mormon
doctrine and covenants
pearl of great price
i am very excited to have a read.
next time the Mormons knock on my door i will show them the book, and tell them i am busy reading, and im pretty sure they will leave me alone finally. think it will work?