3. ESSENTIAL READING

Probably the best place to start: http://MormonThink.com

Chris Tolworthy’s “The Church is True, The Church is Not True!” ~ http://www.exmormon.org.uk/tol_arch/atozelph/twosides.htm

(This is a great place to start because Chris addresses both sides of the arguments. Chris was a Faithful Branch President & Mormon Apologist when he created “Why Prophets?”, which puts the case in favour of the Church’s truth claims. After Chris had his epiphany he created the “The Church is Not True!”, putting the opposite case!)

Why I left the Mormon Church by Tyler Young: http://bit.ly/whytylerleft

(Tyler Young wrote this amazingly gentle, honest, & thorough essay detailing the issues which led to his recent exit from the Church. His discussion about the nature of truth is wonderful to read & ponder)

John Dehlin’s wonderfully comprehensive presentation on ‘Why People Leave the LDS Church’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZQJc5SxnVs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

(It’s a few years old now so doesn’t address the ‘Proposition 8’ issues, which has caused many members to reconsider their faith. Still very thorough & presented by a faithful member with concerns for why members are leaving the Church in ever-increasing numbers)

Great blog http://questioningmormonism.wordpress.com/

Lyndon Lamborn and his book ‘Standing for something More’: http://www.mormonthink.com/lyndonlamborn.htm

Occam’s Razor: http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/occamraz.html

Bob McCue on Spirituality: http://www.mccue.cc/bob/spirituality.htm

(Bob is a Canadian lawyer, he is a very clear thinker & writes in great detail, he served faithfully as a Bishop for several years, and served on the Stake Mission Presidency prior to leaving the Church after discovering the truth.)

Bob McCue podcasts: http://www.mccue.cc/bob/audio.htm

Anti-thetical Mask: http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/magazine/pmm_article_full_text/the_mormon_mask

Mormon Stories Podcasts: http://mormonstories.org/

The Mormon Curtain: http://www.mormoncurtain.com/start_here.html

Mormonthink on Blacks and the Priesthood: http://www.mormonthink.com/blackweb.htm

LDS Honesty, Lying for the Lord: http://www.mormonthink.com/lying.htm

Does the Mormon Church have a duty to come clean about its origins. (Bob McCue): http://www.i4m.com/think/leaders/come_clean.htm

Grant Palmer interview about Mormon Origins: http://www.i4m.com/think/leaders/grant_palmer_interview.htm

Native American DNA and it’s implications for the Mormon Church by Simon Southerton: http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/magazine/pmm_feature_full_text/native_american_dna/

Ex-Mormon scholars testify – Jim Whitefield: http://www.exmormonscholarstestify.org/jim-whitefield.html

Did Adam live 4000BC by Chris Tolworthy: http://www.exmormon.org.uk/tol_arch/atozelph/adam/adam.htm

Evidence against creation by design: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/jury-rigged.html

Lack of Mormon Doctrine in the Book of Mormon by Ed Bliss: http://www.exmormonscholarstestify.org/ed-bliss.html

Why it’s difficult for members to accept the truth: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=261782525437&topic=14011

Irreducible Complexity and the Evolution of the Eye by Richard Dawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTP6Pnjb4BI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The Ultimate Boeing 747, by Richard Dawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRQQmCpmuGc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“Good Reasons for Believing in God” by Dan Dennet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvJZQwy9dvE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“The Instruction Manual for Life.” Or considering the proverbial shelf! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAIpRRZvnJg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Very Moving. Apostate, but active members: http://www.nhne.org/news/NewsArticlesArchive/tabid/400/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6218/language/en-US/Very-Moving-Ex-Mormons-The-Exmormon-Foundation.aspx

“The Purpose of Purpose” by Richard Dawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4EWCRfdUg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

BOOKS:

“An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins”, by Grant Palmer.
(An excellent, objectively written, thorough, no holds barred look at Mormon Origins by an active member of the Church.)

“No Man Knows My History”, by Fawn Brodie

“Standing for Something More”, by Lyndon Lamborn
(Detailed examination of his own faith & the doctrines of Mormonism, with a good introduction to the psychology of belief & Mormon mind control)

“In Sacred Loneliness”, by Todd Compton.
(In depth disclosure of the awful lives of the wives of Joseph Smith.)

“Wife number 19, or the Story of Eliza Ann Young.”
(Very disturbing account of polygamy by one of Brigham Young’s wives)

“Rough Stone Rolling”, Richard Bushman.
(Mormon historian & active Church member)

“The Mormon Delusion – Volumes 1-4”, Jim Whitefield.
(Extremely detailed analysis of Mormonism from early polygamy through to an examination of Church doctrine to a fresh look at the missionary discussions in ‘Preach My Gospel, and a detailed examination of the ‘First Vision’ including details the Church fails to tell you!)

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Posted December 29, 2011 by MormonThinkUK

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