If you’re new to this blog and my regular blog, you may not already know that I’m one of those “exmos” who has never been ex’d, or even resigned. I’ve explained why a few times (such as in my joke post about my excommunication), but in a nutshell:
- I don’t want to renounce my Mormon heritage or my connection with this people. A lot of people mistakenly assume that the fact that I’m an atheist means that I want to erase my Mormon past and I that have no right to claim any continued connection with Mormons. (See the comments of this post for an example of that mistake.) If I were to resign membership, it would fuel this misconception.
- If the organization of the CoJCoL-dS thinks I’m still a member of their organization after all these years, that’s their problem and not mine. Actually (if you don’t count BYU asking for money), the CoJCoL-dS hasn’t contacted me spontaneously for around eight or nine years. For all I know, they have cleaned up their database and swept me off. So it would be a little ridiculous for me to spontaneously contact them about it now.
On the other hand, I think the institutional SLC-based church organization is an amoral corporation, and I don’t want my connection with my people to be taken as approval of the actions of this corporation. So it might make sense to make it official that I’m not a member of that branch/organization of Mormons.
But the real reason I probably won’t do it is the following: I need to step away from the computer and go back to my mundane daily life. Y’know, the one where I need to spend his weekend cleaning up my apartment. 😉