Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All the Mo's... Its about perspective...

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21 comments:

  1. lol! I guess I fit in the Post-Mo box, except it's not coffee that's my weakness :)

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  2. I'm a Mo-Expressionite? Where did that term come from?

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  3. @El Genio - :) I'll bet lots of us fit in several boxes....

    @Macha - I just made the term "mo-expressionite" up. Have you heard of Mormon Expressions? The podcast run by John Larson?

    http://mormonexpression.com/

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  4. Nice job Kiley, I think you nailed this one spot on.

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  5. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

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  6. @Curmudgeon - Thank you!

    @Lloyd - Not very Christian of you to lie my friend... My hit-tracker says you were on my site exactly 43 seconds... What exactly did you enjoy reading in that amount of time?

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  7. Of course, we can't forget other Christian groups. "That's not a box at all! It's just an imitation of one! WE have an actual box!"

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  8. Yes! That's where I kind of figured it came from - sweet!

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  9. Haha I really like this. It's fun seeing what I would fit into.

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  10. @Ahab - Ha-ha! It would be the moldy, old, torn up box with the "Elohim Approved" sticker torn off since it would not be a box with authority!

    @Macha - :)

    @Andrew - Thanks!

    @Dayofmine - I definitely find myself bouncing between the the Dehlinites, the Mo-Expressionites, and the Post-Mos. Lately though I have been pretty angry... Maybe I am revisiting the Ex-Mo stage... No reason you can't apply multiple labels.

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  11. Which one's are the anti's? I guess those would be the Ex-mo's? It is funny to me how people in the box would choose to label all those outside the box as anti's, when in reality there aren't that many anti's, we all tend to fall in different camps at different times depending on what we are going through I think. Life isn't so simple as black or white outside the box :-) Nicely Done!

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  12. NeverMo-Expressionite! Seriously, what is wrong with me?! :)

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  13. @Facsimilogos - You bring up something I had never really thought of before. There are not really any "anti's". Even the ex-Mos are just, "Burn baby! Burn!" because of the initial anger and shock. Most people don't stay mad.

    We all embrace Mormonism in come way even if it is not in the same way that other groups do.

    I think you are absolutely correct that any one of us can find ourselves moving between the camps and I think there is overlap too.

    @Michelle - Anyone who wants to can be in the group! Maybe I should have created whole different label for people like you. (I have three real-life friends that fit in your group.)

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  14. I think there are people who could reasonably be called anti-Mormons, but they are few and far between. I don't think all of them are ex-Mormon (there are some antis who have never been Mormon), and I think that if there are ex-Mormon antis, then they come from a considerably different vantage point than non-Mormon antis.

    (Consider all of the discussion about whether Mormonism is a cult. Jeffress has considerably different reasons for asserting that than an "angry exmo" does.)

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  15. That's true. Those groups of anti's would have completely different motives.

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  16. Might have to steal. Very cool. ~Becky

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  17. Yup, I am post-mo, not invested enough to actually resign, but can't remember exactly when I was at church, so there you go..."I was raised in the box, have another shot?" You are a treasure, Kiley, this is great!

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  18. Go ahead Becky! Steal away!

    @Desert Dispatches - Thank you! I like your edit on the Post-mo dialogue.

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  19. I love this. Now I'm sitting here staring at the screen trying to figure out where I fit in. I'm a former Molly, now resigned member who has reached "acceptance" but who still feels pangs of hurt and sadness from time to time. I think I'd be "I wish the box was true." Ugh. I'm a mess.

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  20. Jessica - I think we are in the same boat. I often wish that the box were true myself.

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