The Mutt’s Nuts

Where religion is about as attractive as a two week holiday in Afghanistan

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I’ve created The Mutt’s Nuts for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wanted somewhere to gradually tell my story of how I came to lose faith in faith and totally reject the idea of a deity altogether. (I was a devoted Mormon for a good few years.) And secondly, as I sometimes find myself with a strong need to rant about religion-related nonsense, I thought blogging to let off steam would be a good idea. It’s surely preferable to having my head explode.

Curmudgeonly Yours

Like my husband, I too am a former Mormon. I joined the church as a convert at age 18 and spent 27 years as an active member. Leaving the church was the catalyst for a radical exploration of my whole belief system, eventually leading to a rejection of God and religion.

As a former believer, I find myself being an outspoken critic of religion. In part this is because learning to think for myself has highlighted how flimsy religious arguments are. It is also because I’ve seen first-hand the harm that religious belief can do to people’s lives.

But I don’t want my blog entries to be simply a catalogue of criticism on the subject of religion. I also want to explore how one replaces a neat package of beliefs with a diverse collection of new ideas and convictions and what implications living without belief in the supernatural has for us in the real world.

IslaSkye

Written by Curmudgeonly

September 30, 2007 at 8:34 am

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  1. Sounds like you became tired and dissapointed with “religion”. It’s not about religion it’s about -it’s about relationship with Christ. Believe me, God is doing a bigger work in you than you can ever imagine! You just haven’t realized it yet-He delivered you from a false religion! He loved you so much that He didn’t want to see you captive in that religion so He is allowing the feeelings of hate that you have towards Him now and He’s taking all this upon Him like a loving parent would from his child and He’s waiting for you to come to Him for a personal relationship-void of all the man-made rituals, traditions, and rules. Let go and let Him. You are in my prayers today-that you will get back in a Bible believing, Christ-centered church, and in a personal relationship with Jesus.

    ronsworld

    September 30, 2007 at 6:24 pm

  2. ***Believe me,…***

    I don’t think so, Ron. Sadly, your fluency in gibberish and unmistakable smugness betrays your fragile grasp on reality.

    Actually, your name says it all. So might I suggest that it’s about time that you took a break from “ronsworld” where you conveniently have all of the answers and wake up and smell the coffee.

    Curmudgeonly Yours

    September 30, 2007 at 9:14 pm

  3. Dear Ron

    I’m impressed that you are so intimately acquainted with the thoughts, plans and intentions of a supernatural being for whom there is absolutely no evidence of existence. Amazing!

    Isla

    islaskye

    October 1, 2007 at 5:20 am

  4. Isla and Curmudge! So here you are. I’ve missed reading you. Now I look forward to catching up from the time you moved your blog to the present. I especially enjoy the humorous bits, on topics people tend to get so wound up about. Thanks!

    PJ Carz

    March 17, 2008 at 9:41 pm

  5. PJ,

    I’m not sure that this blog is or will be as humourous as the other one, but I hope you like it anyway. Ü

    Curmudgeonly Yours

    March 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

  6. Hi, I don’t know your name. I have lived with Mormons in Utah for many years, back in Utah. And although I have been all over US, I found Mormons one of the best people in the world. They are very family oriented and believe in modesty. They are loving people. Of course, they aren’t perfect and I know that there are things in their belief that may not make sense.

    These are natural in any culture. Do you know I think as religion spreads among people, ordinary people try to change it or to interpret it to the scale of their understanding from the life. This happens to any school of thought. See what came out from the equality and socialism of Marx! A dictator like Stalin. He made many people to hate Marxism. This is true with religions as well.

    But nowadays Mormons also are changing. They are trying to adopt themselves to the new waves!
    I am sure you have your own reasons to change your beliefs. I would like to know about them, of course if like too.

    Parsin

    April 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

  7. Parsin,

    ***Hi, I don’t know your name.***

    That would be because I haven’t told you my name and I have no intention of doing so.

    ***I have lived with Mormons in Utah for many years, back in Utah. And although I have been all over US, I found Mormons one of the best people in the world. They are very family oriented and believe in modesty. They are loving people.***

    I’m quite familiar with how Mormons in general like to be characterised to non-members. Smoke and mirrors come to mind.

    ***Of course, they aren’t perfect…***

    Oh no, not that old hat!

    ***Do you know I think as religion spreads among people, ordinary people try to change it or to interpret it to the scale of their understanding from the life.***

    Considering that you’ve “lived with Mormons in Utah for many years” the above sentence shows that you’re pretty ignorant about Mormonism’s evolution or devolution, depending on how the changes in this particular religion are viewed.

    Curmudgeonly

    April 19, 2008 at 10:53 am

  8. Hello,

    I too was a former Mormon. I was raised into it as a child and I hated it.

    I am half Mexican, on my Mother’s side, so I was the only dark kid in Sunday school. At the age of 7, I was told that the reason why people have dark skin is because they were sent to Hell for their past life mistakes, (this was from my teacher and then confirmed to me by my white Grandmother). And now given a second chance but labeled with dark skin. Well, as a child that really screwed me up. Also, since most of the other kids were not allowed to play with me, I grew to hate all what Mormons stand for (and religion in general).

    Yes, I agree that they act like nice people, but deep down they are very ignorant and judgmental.
    From my experience, and my escape from the world of guilt, fear and lies, I am proud to be an intelligent Atheist.

    It is nice to view the thoughts of like-minded people.

    -eric mac

    Eric Mac

    June 6, 2008 at 5:06 pm


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