Monday School Blogpost: Introduction

Come Join Me!!

Church lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PVal8Fy7CM&sns=em  (I love this!)

As a former Mormon & ex-sister-wife, today was a special day, I appointed myself “Monday School teacher”.  I am very excited about this new calling — it coincides with me joining Weight Watchers, and a recent career change. What a terrific week!

As comedian Shawn Rapier said in his Latter-day Night Live (this is a comedy imitating an LDS Sacrament Meeting talk) — “I realize I need this comedy more than any of you.”  The truth is, I need my Monday blogposts more than anyone else.  I hope to re-inforce some of my prior education, and share with others, anyone interested,  some of the fascinating things I learned in sociology and psychology.

The first blogpost lesson will begin next week.

Purpose:

The purpose of Monday School Blogpost, besides making use of my schooling, is to provide readers with a different perspective about issues relating to religion and social psychology; family, collective behavior, social self, social movements, symbolic interactionalism, cultural psychology, shared meaning, general psychology, abnormal psychology, and some social theory.

Why do humans think and behave the way they do? When does religion become harmful?  What role should social policy have protecting freedom of religion?  What about protecting children from religion? Where do we draw the line?

Kimball & LDS family

Jesus Camp I'll do what you want me to do

Jesus Camp Ill say what you want me to say

 

I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord.

I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord.

I’ll be what you want me to be.

 

 

 

 

Credentials:

I have a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in psychology.  I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.  My favorite subject in college was social psychology, and my worst area was writing research papers (I generally turned my papers in one minute before the deadline–just like tonight).  I am presently working in the field of behavioral psychology hoping to modify some of my own behavior.

Much of my education comes from the school of hard knocks.  On my days off, I can surf the web pretty well, so what I don’t know I can find.  This is what I love most–not needing any credentials to create a website and write a blogpost!

My beliefs:

I consider myself an agnostic since I don’t “know” what exists outside of mortality.  If being an atheist is not having enough evidence to support a belief in God, then I am an atheist.  The truth is I really don’t care.  I am grateful for being a skeptic, and having an open-mind.

Look forward to Monday!

 

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