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Hi I'm Scott

I am a convert to the church, have my PhD in chemistry and enjoy science vs. religion discussions. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church when I was 19 and served a mission in Mexico City a year later. I received my PhD in chemistry and have worked for Kodak (NY), General Electric (IN), W.L. Gore (AZ) and, now, Cargill (MN). I have a wonderful wife and 4 adult children.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church because it was able to answer questions about God and religion that other religions would not or could not. I remain active in the church because it continues to answer my questions, even though over the years those questions have become more difficult. To any reasonable student of science or religion, any question or challenge to our church doctrine can be answered. This is the basis of my logical-based, mental testimony. My spiritual testimony, on the other hand, comes from spiritual experiences. I am very grateful for both.

How I live my faith

I attend my church services every Sunday I am not hampered by sickness or travel. I obey the commandments at least well enough to be able to work in our St. Paul temple. I teach my understanding of the Gospel at every opportunity, be it to my family, Sunday school classes, or work associates.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Scott
It is important to note that we take with us Who We Are into the next life. Our personalities, character, and our love for specific people here on earth go with us, which helps explain why families are so important in our church. Our faith, acts and service also go with us - and it is upon those that we will be judged. This judgement is necessary as only those found worthy and responsible will be entrusted to help God carry out His future work. Show more Show less