This week we have had a bonanza of personal conversion and deconversion stories! Naturally, you probably noticed Saganist’s story posted here yesterday. But there are more! Check out the Urban Koda’s funny story When I knew…. Greenish Blue reposted a fascinating mini-series recounting his personal history with Mormonism and belief. BYU agnostic has written an explanation of why he chooses to be agnostic. And Happy Lost Sheep has also told the tale of his conversion to Mormonism and has later crisis of faith (note: as far as I can tell, HLS has not left the faith entirely but is happy to be exploring Mormonism as something of an NOM).
Note to any lurkers here: If you’ve been thinking of writing up your own faith journey and are looking for a place to post it, we’re happy to post personal conversion/deconversion narratives here at MSP. Just email me: chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com.
In other news, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the disaster in Haiti. If you haven’t donated to the relief effort yet, please do. So many blogs posted about this that it’s a bit much for me to round up and sort all of the posts. Let me just highlight a few: Jon of USU Shaft has provided a list of links to relief organizations and how to donate. Aerin has described two interesting books that provide insight to what Haiti is like. And Dale posted the best response to Pat Robertson’s offensive comment.
In sex-and-gender, Holly reports on findings about what works — better than pharmaceuticals — at stimulating women’s arousal. And do you remember the new “our girls are pink” LDS YW manuals? Well, the other Holly has found a fantastic, empowering response!! Also kind of sex-and-gender: LdChino provides resources for up-to-the-minute coverage of the Proposition 8 trial.