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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a college student. I'm majoring in English Language and minoring in Editing and Geology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

These are some of my favorite things Rainy days ~ Fresh pineapple ~ Listening to music on shuffle ~ That feeling you get after going for a run ~ Cold cereal ~ The month of November ~ Blossoming trees ~ Looking at spiders ~ Whistling tunes that are stuck in my head ~ Breaks from school with no homework ~ Leftover pizza from the night before ~ Long car rides ~ Unseasonable weather ~ Lewiston, Idaho ~ Fossils ~ Reading French words out loud ~

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon, but I have occasionally questioned why. However, I have found that the Mormon lifestyle ensures safety and happiness, and have found out for myself that it is true.

How I live my faith

I do my best to help others enjoy church as a spiritual experience.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Many well-intentioned people and some not-so-well-intentioned are the recipients of misinformation. When people don't understand what we believe, they often become afraid of us, and the term "cult" comes up to describe us. Most of the time, if you were to ask these people why we're a cult, or what a cult is, they couldn't answer. "Cult" becomes a term to define what they are afraid of or don't know about. If we are a cult, then so are all other religions. But in the most general sense of the word, I do not believe we are "just another whacky cult," and those who are sincerely informed would agree. Show more Show less