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|Subject: Re: Mormon church exodus||Date: 7/31/2012 9:32 AM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 44341 of 53481|
"I had a second cousin who always dreamed of living out West because of his love for outdoor pursuits. Shortly after he married he got a job in Utah. It turned out the town was dominated by Mormons. He had little problem because he was Protestant, but his RC wife was totally shunned by the women. he took it for a couple of years but the pressure on his wife was unbearable so he moved back East. "
Most of the west is not dominated by Mormons. YOu move to UT, well, what did he expect? YOu got all of NV, WY, TX, OK, NE, CO....tens of millions of acres. Half of OR, half of WA.....
You move to Amish country in OH or PA.....and you'll find the same thing in many towns. If you don't belong 'to the church' you have little access to social activities. Everything is 'with the church'. There are entire counties in PA and OH.....and you'll definitely feel out of place and out of touch.
UT is not the only 'western place'. He just made a bad choice, but it was HIS choice. He had lots of other options for places to live and could have moved to another location 'out west'.
I suspect his wife was homesick too.... for 'back east'.
I'd bet Salt Lake City UT probably has a few RC churches as well as other churches.
He probably just lived in a 99% Mormon area. So?
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