Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What's In A Name?

I wanted to take a moment to explain how I chose the title for this blog.

A Marvelous Work And A Wonder is a book by LeGrand Richards "designed to assist missionaries in their study and presentation of Mormonism." It is filled with arguments to use to defend and support Mormonism. Well, A Marvelous Work & A Blunder is designed to pretty much do the opposite. Actually, that's not quite true. My intention is really to express my feelings and my own personal issues with the church as a way of deprogramming the thought training the church used on me. While I certainly won't hesitate to tell it like it is I'll leave the nitty gritty detailed arguments to those with more time and more desire to use them.

I chose the word "blunder" because that is what my decision to join the church in the first place really was, a big blunder. Since sending in my resignation letter I often find myself marveling at how I ever could have fallen for such a fraud. For approximately eight years I sacrificed and worked to be a "good Mormon." Now I get to undertake the marvelous work of undoing the damage, however long that may take.