Well as an atheist, I obviously don't believe the claims of the LDS Church are true.<quoted text>
Man....this is where your ignorance is so based on assumptions it stinks through the screen. Penfold NEVER said the Mormon church wasn't true. You assume that and as usual have made an ass of yourself. Penfold quit the church because he had differences with it's practices and rules and traditions. He's a strong feminist believer.
Below was a declaration Penfold made on his FB profile on Nov 5th 2013.
November 5 near Provo, UT
A VARIETY OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED WHAT I BELIEVE AND I THOUGHT I'D SHARE FOR THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED.(FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T, FORGIVE ME FOR MY NARCISSISTIC RAMBLINGS APPEARING ON YOUR WALL).
No, I don't believe there's a God. I don't believe in supernatural entities, in ghosts, in spirits, in energy. I try to remain open that these, like faeries, unicorns and aliens, may exist, but in the mean time, I will doubt their existence until given enough evidence to convince me otherwise.
Now observe the change of what he believes just two months later.
Please absorb the below. It was written on Jan 14th 2013 this year. TBM do not, true blue Mormons do not look for the truth in every path of spiritualism as Penfold admits to doing. And a TBM doesn't play in the occult. That would be akin to a true blue Jew playing in Christianity for more truths than the Torah gives. Simply not done.
"Religiously, I'm a Mormon universalist who looks for the truth in every path. But I'm also a bit of a skeptic."
Join Date: 16 Nov 2009
Location: Illinois, U.S.A.
Talking I'm back
So, I'm not new, but I haven't really hung out here for almost three years, so I thought I'd reintroduce myself.
My name's Curtis. I'm trying to study journalism at BYU in Utah. I joined this site a few years ago because I loved the symbolism of Tarot. I'm now just entering Tarot as an actual method for divining, and I've been enjoying the experience.
Religiously, I'm a Mormon universalist who looks for the truth in every path. But I'm also a bit of a skeptic. Some days, I believe in some kind of supernatural force, and other days I think it's all just in my head.
Regardless, I love anything spiritual.(Whether I think it exists outside of me or just inside of me, I love spirituality for the experience). I'm loving Tarot since it's helping me look at my life from a whole new perspective, and reading for my friends is just a fun experience for me.
Curtis Penfold is offline
You keep getting dates wrong. I wrote that facebook status November of THIS YEAR.
I wrote that status on that Tarot website January of this year. I identified as agnostic by that point. I was no longer a true blue Mormon. Not at all. I was much more open to experimenting with lots of things. You can see my doubts really settling in there right before I became full-out atheist. I'm already identifying as a skeptic, questioning the existence of a supernatural force. Within just a month, I would decide that I really didn't believe there was anything supernatural going on anywhere.