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Trigger reasons for apostasy from ‘Zelph on the Shelf’…

“When I was 14 my buddy and I led a dumb youthful rebellion against a decision to send us to a certain scout camp. It was pretty insignificant – we typed up some ‘anonymous’ critical letters and slipped them under the door of the bishop’s office. And of course everyone knew it was us.

“In the (many) lectures we had to sit through after this incident, one theme emerged: no matter how accurate any of our criticisms were, they were evil simply by the fact that we were ‘speaking ill of the Lord’s anointed.’ We were told to follow our leaders even when we knew they were wrong.”