Do you still think and act as if you were a Mormon? This is something that some people who claim to be totally free from the malign influences of the Mormon church need to address.
The strange thing is that those worse effected by the malign influences of the Mormon church do not even realise that they have a problem!
Others can recognise there problems, but they cannot. And should you even suggest that they might have a problem their reaction speaks volumes!
Here are some of the key points that I, and some other ex-Mormons have noticed:
You still think and act like a Mormon if:
1) You are unable to accept that the point of view of other people is valid. Many TBMs (and some ex-Mormons) seem pathologically unable to understand that, just because they think in a certain way or follow a certain belief pattern does not automatically mean that the other person is wrong. This is a slightly modified example of the “not invented here” syndrome.
2) You have an overwhelming desire to convert someone to your particular modality of thinking. Clue. You are NOT on a mission for your “church” so do not preach.
3) You are unable to accept that you might be wrong about something.
4) If people question you, you start to rant at them and take leave of your senses. People are allowed to question you, even if they might be wrong.