The Lord had more faith in you than you had in yourself it seems. You didn't need bells and whistles, angels and heavenly choirs. The evidences were all around you, think back and remember.
The dead end road you're on is easier, I'll grant you that, but it's short and not going anywhere.
I dare you to go to church the very next Sunday after you read this, no excuses, no prior plans, just go one last time and try the experiment one last time. If you can do it with integrity you will have met my burden of proof and then you'll have my blessing.
No excuses, no chickening out. What have you got to lose? A lack of belief?
I promise you that if you go you will know it is true. The Lord knows the end from the beginning and He isn't ever going to give up on you or anyone else. Don't give up on Him.
And my response:
Hi Jeremy, I've been on my road away from the Church for almost five years now, and I can tell you that it's anything but a dead end. I made an honest try at going back. If there is a god, he knows that, and if he would condemn me for refusing to submit to an abusive belief system, then he does not deserve my worship. And also, since many members of my family are still LDS, I have gone to a few church services since leaving and still find no reason to believe in it.
Have you given "apostasy" an honest try? If you read my story, then you know that I concluded that the Church was false without reading anything "anti-Mormon." But I'm curious, have you read any "anti-Mormon" critiques of the Church, or critiques of religion in general? What do you have to lose? If you lose your faith, it wasn't worth having anyway.
What do I have to lose by going to church? How about time with my family? Contrary to a misconceived belief, we do not get to be with our families forever, and I'd rather spend our Sundays enjoying each other than sitting in meetings.