An additional article in support of my thoughts regarding the influences of the LDS faith.
Dr. John Dehlin (Mormon Stories podcasts, Open Stories Foundation, etc.) interviewed Steven Hassan M.Ed. LMHC, NCC recently. Here are the two parts:
Please watch both, all the way through (I know, they are not short! Take your time. Break them up.).
Comments here are eagerly sought and welcomed!
Today there are a number of Mormons with a nuanced view of beliefs. In years past they were sometimes referred to as “Cafeteria Mormons” who selected what appealed to them and set aside what did not. With internet access, information formerly available only in books, sometimes hard to find, is only a few clicks and keystrokes away. The trick is figuring out what is factual and what is not. Research, more than just looking up stuff, is required.
Are we tiring of authoritarianism and strict obedience?
This Mormon Discussion Podcast has quite a few references and is an interesting read, regarding this topic.
Let me know what you think, how you would answer my question above. I look forward to your comments and your questions!