If you read an historical event in the scriptures and don't get anything spiritual out of it, I would say, for the most part, you didn't read it.
Everyone here has read the scriptures multiple times, and there are some things that simply lack spiritual messages of personal relevance. Again, sweeping statements like this are not only incorrect, they don't contribute in any way to helping the people who participate here stay LDS.
If you leave the Church, you leave a valid baptism, you leave any chance of kingdom of glory. You are a son of perdition, forever.
I'm glad that is not Mormon doctrine and that it hasn't been taught that way from the General Conference pulpit in my lifetime. In fact, as worded, it is not in line at all with actual Mormon theology. It is false doctrine - and it is false doctrine of the most pernicious kind. I am 100% certain that not one modern apostle would say it - simply because not one modern apostle believes it. Leaving the LDS Church and denying the Holy Ghost are VERY, VERY, VERY different things.
Leaving the Church makes no sense, WHATsoever, for any reason...
I hope that view works for you in your own life for yourself for the rest of your life, Rsbenson - seriously. I also hope even more that, someday, you will know someone well enough to know how wrong and dismissive and uncharitable that statement is. I also hope you read some of what President Uchtdorf has said about those who leave, since he obviously disagrees with you. If you believe he is wrong, that is your choice - but, at least, you should know that you are not in line with what is being taught by the Second Counselor in the First Presidency.
As an admin, I hope you can find a way to participate here while respecting other people's views and feelings and very real experiences - but if all you can do is continue to dismiss other people's views and feelings and very real experiences, you might want to find another community where you fit better. I really hope you can come to understand who we are and why we are here - but I think that is going to take some work and patience on your part. I suggest taking some extended time to go through our archives and read with the intent not to correct or comment but simply to understand. If you can begin to see value in our discussions for what they are and for who we are, you might be able to contribute constructively. If you continue to see us as fundamentally different, wrong, misguided, ignorant and in need of correction (which is what comes across in your comments), it will continue to be like a Catholic priest attending Mormon Testimony Meeting and telling everyone how wrong they are - or a Mormon attending Mass and correcting everyone else there.
May God continue to bless you in whatever choices you make in life, and may you be able to stay LDS with peace in your heart.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)
Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken