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Hi I'm Mic

I'm an all around geek - an observer, a naturalist, a philosopher, and a child at heart - artistic and inquisitive.

About Me

I grew up the second of 8 children in a family with an artistic mother and a scientific father (a geek and a nerd). My biggest hobby was spending time with my siblings, especially the young ones. I have always been an introspective observer. As a result, I have learned a lot about character development from watching my siblings grow into adults. Now they are all married, and I continue to observe the scrupulous character development of my teenage daughter. From me, she is learning to see herself and people around her for what they can become. I apply critical thinking to everything in my life including science, art, and religion. I examine my own life very carefully and look for the effects of bias. I have come to appreciate every kind of creativity and intelligence in a world that seems to be entering a new Geek Age. I never intended to become a philosopher, but pondering and explaining have been my nature and become my obsession and my delight.

Why I am a Mormon

I only wish I was a Mormon. There was only one like him, and I don't want to disgrace him by claiming to be another Mormon. I do however consider myself a latter-day saint. I am a saint for the same reason the followers of Peter and Paul were saints. I have heard apostles bear witness of Jesus Christ and the Spirit has wrought upon in me with such power that I know that what they have witnessed is true. I have followed their instruction to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins that I may receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. That is why I am now a fellow citizen with the saints and of the household of God. There are many people in my life who helped me to hear those apostles, for whom I am eternally grateful, but they are not the reason I was baptized. There are many things I have learned about my Jesus that increase my desire to be united with Him and His Church, but they only strengthen my testimony. My reason for retaining my membership in the Church has always been and will always be the pricking of my heart as I continue to read and listen to the words of true witnesses of Christ throughout my life. What greater witness can I have but from God, and how can I be satisfied with less?  

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I try to live it moment to moment, but I haven't gotten there yet. I think the way I live my faith in Christ the most is by trying to see myself and others through His eyes. This causes me to be more forgiving, more encouraging, more helpful and more grateful to others. My faith is what allows me to take time to listen to someone, go out of my way to do service, and speak the words the Spirit says someone needs to hear. My faith in the infinite love behind the infinite sacrifice of God's only begotten son motivates me to be the Lord's hands and pass on His healing power to the hearts of everyone I see. I live my faith by acting out of pure love. Sometimes that means keeping my daughter on task with her homework. Sometimes it means holding my wife's hand when she is worried. Sometimes it means inviting someone to church. I know I am representing Jesus Christ when I do these things without any regret or expectation but with humble gratitude.  

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Mormons believe in the Bible because they can understand the Bible. There is no better explanation for the Bible than the Book of Mormon. Having a record written by people who were related to and very similar to the writers of the Bible gives readers an extremely useful tool for interpreting the Bible. Having a seer to translate both books by the power of God is also a huge advantage. If the Book of Mormon does not make the Bible believable and understandable, a trip back in time to see the events first hand can do no better. There is no way to believe in the Book of Mormon without believing in the Bible. I think it is incredible to claim a belief in the Bible without also accepting the Book of Mormon. Understanding the Bible makes the Bible far, far more believable!  Show more Show less