Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Leaving the Faith

I'm leaving the Mormon church.
This has been an incredibly difficult decision for me, one I've wrestled with for nearly three years. I have been a faithful member of the Church for over 33 years and have hinged much upon my belief in the Church and in God. However, I no longer believe that the Church is led by God, and I strongly doubt that it ever was. I'm not even certain God exists.
As you can imagine, the world feels very uncertain right now, and I do not know what the future will entail. I'm going to be spending a lot of time trying to figure out what exactly I do believe, and I have no idea where that will lead me. But it is the right thing for me to do.
This decision has not been made lightly, and it is an incredibly personal one. Like all other major, personal decisions, I would appreciate respect and discretion. Therefore, I'm not interested in entering into a debate or discussion, nor am I not interested in guilt trips, testimonies, or recommended Church readings. I don't intend on listing all of my reasons for leaving here for you to read because I respect your beliefs, and I would appreciate others responding in kind.  
You have no idea the lengths I have gone to to try to convince myself to believe, to stay, to "keep the faith," and your efforts to change my mind will be neither appreciated nor successful. 
Regardless of my faith identity, my core passion remains the same: building bridges between communities. And I will continue that work, no matter where I go. 

Love, 
Kaylynne


P.S. I don't know how much use this blog will get, but feel free to check out my website for my science updates. 

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