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But this post on a (relatively) progressive Mormon blog brought back a lot of really bad memories. Of being the outsider, not being invited to anything, not even having the same online games.

My situation with my family of origin cut off a lot of opportunities, but I had forgotten how exclusive and cliquish Mormon kids are. How much I dreaded the things that I could go to. How I prayed to find someone who felt just as bad, so that I could save them.

I've never confronted anyone about that, that I can remember. Not the way I confronted my family of origin. I just forgot, because mental blocks are a defence mechanism. They kept me from seeing a big part of the reason I feel so inferior, though.

Date: 2016-05-02 07:28 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Wow. Some of the comments on that are vile.

I saw a very similar phenomenon in my (Methodist) church of origin. I'm sorry you went through that.

Date: 2016-05-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
See, that really burns my biscuits. That's how people teach kids to be. Or in the most pessimistic case, how people don't teach their kids not to be.

Which is a whole different abdication of responsibility, and one that routinely gets me seething at the people who have the responsibility in the first place.

The eyes-shut, ears-plugged refusal to even look at the problem is also not cool.

Yeah; I can see the comparison.

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