One of my friends is Mormon

and the more I learn about the culture/faith, the more I know that I would be the worst Mormon in the world.

  • I don’t see myself getting married, but if I did, I’d like my friends and family to be able to be there
  • I definitely don’t want kids
  • I am staunchly pro-choice
  • I’m pro same-sex marriage
  • I’m pro gay adoption
  • I can curse in 5 languages
  • I love tank tops
  • I work in a wine bar
  • I hate dressing up to worship
  • I don’t think tithes should be tied to your status in the afterlife
  • Tithing in general puts me on edge
  • I can’t imagine a life without chai lattés
  • I like tattoos
  • I don’t think that consensual, informed, safe sex before marriage is a big deal (it actually ties in with being pro-choice)
  • I’m uncomfortable with ornate places of worship
  • I think missions sound tortuous

I realize going through this list that a lot of this is why I wouldn’t make a good Christian of any denomination. (And that’s without even beginning on my many many many questions about the bible.)

There are things that Mormons do that I think are great, like subsidizing higher education at their universities, emphasizing the importance of the family, providing genealogies for non-members. (Note to self: go get that done already.) It’s just not a lifestyle for me.

That being said, I do want to go to a meeting someday, just to see it all in person. I wish three hours didn’t seem so daunting.

About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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1 Response to One of my friends is Mormon

  1. Natalie N Willes says:

    Ouch. We’re not that bad 😦

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