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Hi I'm Nathan

Welcome to my profile! I'm an avid reader, a wistful gamer, a linguistic enthusiast, a connoisseur, and, oh yeah, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

This is me. I've got a lot to say and I enjoy saying it. Perhaps I pontificate in an overly elaborate fashion... Or maybe I just talk too dang much. Either way, life is an interesting adventure, and I find joy in a plethora of experiences. Life is busy. Two part-time jobs, a full-time marriage & family life, and much more. That being said, the creative arts are a great source of inspiration for me. - I love sound! I sing, whistle, hum, make noise in a variety of ways (much to my wife's chagrin). I love to listen to beautiful compositions (mostly Classical & Classic Rock, but with a smattering of others), most especially in musicals (Les Miserable, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Footloose, Nightmare Before Christmas, Newsies, etc). - I love art! Sight is amazing. A beautiful painting, an excellent photograph, a stellar compilation? Breath-taking. Doodles, blurbs and sketches? Totally. Well-made custom models for Warcraft 3 modding? Definitely. I collect buttons, pursue artistic mediocrity through my vague pencil sketches (very tiny), and love to see. Thanks, God, for eyes. - I love food! Eating has become increasingly important to me. I have learned (mostly on my mission) to try EVERYTHING. Try it the way it was meant to be tasted (even if your not used to those combinations). Try it, and try it slowly. Learn to savor each individual taste, texture, and tone of the food. Living on a budget like I do, I really savor the truly wonderful meals I occasionally partake of.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born to two great parents, who were both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I've enjoyed the fruits of the gospel ever since I was young. However, as everything in life, we eventually have to "cut the apron-strings" and go out on our own, to find our own testimony as to the truth of these things. I think that happened in a big way for me on my mission; what better time (or way) to find out whether it's all true than when you're out telling people about it. So to make a long story short, I did. I'm a Mormon because I'm a Christian. I'm a Mormon because I love God, who I believe to be my Father in Heaven. I'm a Mormon because it's the thing that makes the most sense (even to my scientifically-minded self). And I'm a Mormon, because it's true, and what a world it would be if all were merely to give it a chance.

How I live my faith

I live my faith (hopefully) on a day-to-day basis. Granted, I'm pretty imperfect as we all are, so I fall short of my ideals. However, I try and make sure to keep the basics; pray to God everyday (at least twice, but commonly throughout), search and ponder the Holy Scriptures He has left to us, attend church every week and help out where I can. It's really not like Christ asks us to move mountains or walk on water. He lets us know those things are *possible*, but then simply asks us to "Love God with all your heart, might, mind and strength", and then "Love thy neighbor". I'm no saint, but I try my best.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Nathan
The missionaries will come to your home and teach you and your family about Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. They will teach of God the Eternal Father, the Plan that he has for us, and where that Plan is laid out. They will act as teachers and guides, and help you become attuned to the Holy Spirit of God, so that you may seek out and find truth of your own volition. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Nathan
More than just immortality ("living forever"), eternal life is about "living forever with our Heavenly Father", in happiness, and as He is. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nathan
Nope. We do our best to help everyone, in a variety of ways. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Nathan
Perhaps out of mis-communication and misunderstanding. Show more Show less