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Mormon Cult: A Former Missionary Reveals the Secrets of Mormon Mind Control Paperback – 10 Sep 2008
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"Quickly allows the reader to 'become' that devout Mormon boy who voluntarily gave up two years of his young adulthood to serve God and to save souls." Richard Peckham, founder, Ex-Mormon Foundation"
About the Author
Jack B. Worthy was born and raised a Mormon, participating in the indoctrination process and mission workuntil he became disillusioned and left the Church. He has written under a pseudonym to protecthis family members who are still active Mormons."
Top customer reviews
The major difference to me with this memoir (in conjunction with other reading) is that it exposes the LDS as being a cult without any reasonable claim to be a legitimate branch of Christianity. Without the money and power they have amassed they would have been denounced as such years ago. It is frankly horrifying that one of their number had a reasonable chance at the US presidency. As a non denominational Christian I can find no Christianity in Mormonism today or from its, very dubious, beginning.
The book is very insightful, first hand experience of the Mormon way of a life, or "the Mormon show dome" as the author describes it. It's well wrote and almost every page is sourced and cited accurately for validity of his claims. There is a glossary in the back that explains words/terms Mormon's use that non-members may find confusing, this helps in keeping the book flowing and if the reader is confused about a term they can simply flick to the back for a great understanding.
I'd recommend this to anyone, theist and atheist alike. As an artiest myself, I found it a compelling read! It's wrote in a fashion that anyone can pick up and read.
I can attest to much of what Mr. Worthy has to say since I am an ex-Mormon missionary too. This is something of the book I would write myself if I were to try to express my own upbringing and experiences in this suffocating cult, though my own eventual escape is very different.
Forty percent of Mormon missionaries leave the church - some while struggling with its "truths" on their missions, but most upon returning home and more able to drift away, though not without difficulty. Leaving Mormonism is never easy for many reasons and this book points some of those hurdles out well. The church's tentacles reach deep and are hard to escape, and your family feels the threats too.
Some of Mormonism's strangest beliefs, practices and rituals are exposed in this book, which makes it even more interesting and leaves the enlightened reader to wonder how there is anyone left in its grasp.
The first 50 or so pages deals with some of the hidden 'truths' of the Mormon sect, Polygamy, Racism, Blood Atonement, the Adam-God theory, and the general indoctrination techniques that the church uses to make Mormon's feel superior to all other religious faiths. The rest of the book is taken up with the author's account of his life as a boy in the Mormon sect and then his days as a missionary in Hong Kong, and his later recovery from Mormonism.
True Believing Mormons, may scoff at Jack's account of life in the church,(well he speaks as one who was excommunictated, doesn't he) but when you realise that his excommunication came about simply due to confessing to having slept with a consenting female of his own age (20) while he was a missionary, you can see the truly double standards of this organisation.
The Founding Father of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, took 16 year old girls into his bed, and now a young man who had a consensual relationship is castigated to the point of being thrown out of the same sect.
The author tells us that 2 out of every 5 mormon missionaries eventually leave the church, coming to the realisation that it is not true. (page 2)
If you want an up to date account of Mormonism as it really is, then this book will open your eyes. Well written, and easy to read. An insight into this ritualistic and mind controlling cult.Published in 2008, so this is about as up to date information as is available. 214 pages. One of my best purchases from Amazon UK.