Although a few of these stories seem to end in the tragedy of leaving one set
of superstitions for another, Recovery
from Mormonism is an excellent, well-visited site. Many of the thoughts
expressed thereon are well worth a listening. I probably relate best to
story #41 and #44.
The Tanners now have a ton of stuff available on the web, and although
I disagree with their tone, selective methodology, and many of their conclusions, they have put out some stuff that is difficult to ignore including information on Paul Dunn and some Book of Abraham background information.
Dallin H. Oaks
appears to be asking for a little bit of almost blind
faith. It is a bit strange that the leaders say that reason is "God
given" and then they go on to basically say that reason can't be relied
upon--we then need to go to "revelation" or the "spirit"
which really means we should do as they tell us to as Ezra Taft Benson says here.
If reason is really "placed in us by our Creator" as Oaks says, shouldn't it be good enough to tell us what we need to know about God?
You know something is strange with a religion when virtually no pro-Mormon sites on the web
will link to a page like the Book of Mormon
Research Page which is the only spot on the web that contains previous versions of the church's own scriptures.
Is something wrong here?
H. Michael Marquardt's Mormon Origins is an excellent site for researchers of Mormon history.
Book of Mormon studies contains some unique conclusions. It Includes the full text of Solomon Spalding's "Manuscript Story".
Similarly, you won't want to miss Spalding Studies which shows that the Spalding manuscript isn't as open and shut a case as apologists would like the faithful to believe.