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Hi I'm Daniel.

I love people, law, and the divinity in humanity, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm always hoping I won't be sleepy tomorrow. Always hoping. Maybe tomorrow. I have a soft spot for kids and animals. Or maybe it's simplicity and innocence I love. Nothing means more to me than good writing. The perfect sentence is the lowest common denominator; it is divisible into all of us, and I can't think of anything more beautiful than all of us understanding each of us. And I have a very hard time throwing away clothes that have been good to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I've never found happiness in doubting what in my best and most enlightened times I know. And when I am my best self I know Joseph Smith was a prophet, that Christ's church was restored, the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that my Father in Heaven loves me and wants me to be happy, and I know that Jesus Christ is my savior.

How I live my faith

I'm not a strong person. I have to rely constantly on the Lord. I try to look for ways to continually draw from the well--I read from the scriptures every day, pray morning, night, and hopefully a few times in between, and I hope the people who come into contact with me are just a little better off for having me in the world.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. I've never even met the man. One night I was on the front row of a concert. A big star came to the edge of the stage and held out his hand. EVERYONE rushed forward, climbing over each other, pushing and wedging themselves along, just to touch him. I almost got caught up in that too, and was about to rush ahead when a little voice kicked in "He's just a man. What's the big deal?" At that moment I vowed to never adulate anything less than deity. I will not go to my knees for anyone but a Loving God. I respect Joseph Smith like I respect any man who tries his best to live according to his conscience. I hope maybe one day I'll get to chat with him over lunch--or over whatever kind of meal they offer in the life beyond. But I cannot worship a man, for why should I place and value one person any higher than another? Show more Show less