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Hi I'm Alexander

I'm a gamer, a cartoon addict, a prospective author and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like reading and writing science fiction and fantasy. I enjoy playing video and board games (the likes of D&D). I love watching television, especially if it's a cartoon or involves Superheroes in someway. I like to play Four Square and when I feeling particularly invincible, Football. That always makes an injury happen, so I don't do it often. I completely intend to build my own air-plane (of my own design, no kits) and travel the world. I love to learn, espescially now. I like playing video games, such as Metroid Prime (games 1-3), Superman Returns (the game. I like the movie too) and Evil Genius (taking over the world one Michael Jackson dance move at a time). I enjoy bouncing ideas in my head, especially about shows I watch or books I read. I try to see the potential in them to become true master pieces and then scheme about how I'm going to bring that potential out and post the results on Youtube. I like cartoons, such as Thundercats and Young Justice. The reason I like cartoons is because there is a much higher chance of a cartoon being family appropriate than a live-action show, so I watch those a lot more than the shows a man my age would normally watch.

Why I am a Mormon

One day when I was eight years old, I woke up and started throwing up. After that, I stood up and went to watch to TV, only to collapse on the floor. I was very sick. At first, I was celebrating because that meant I got to stay home from school. But sick days turned into sick weeks, which turned into a sick month and I still wasn't getting better. So my parents, not really able to pay for it, took me in to see doctors. I got moved from Doctor to Doctor until I was referred to go see an Oncologist named Dr. Cook. After a blood test, they were able to tell my parents that I had contracted Leaukemia. I was rushed to the hospital to begin Chemotherapy which would go on for three years. When I was in the hospital, I got to use, for the first time, a video game console. I was hooked. After being in the hospital for a few weeks, my Hometeacher came over and gave me a blessing. Two days later, I walked out of there completely cured. But hold on. I wasn't allowed to go to Church when I was sick because my body couldn't handle it. But I realized, as I got better, that when I stayed home from church, I got three whole hours of video game time and I didn't have to share with my siblings. So that was when the 'I hate church' phase of my youth, which would go on from 9 years old to 18, began. I would do whatever it took to avoid Church. But... When I was fifteen, I found myself in the bonds of an addiction. I would go from Bishop to Bishop trying to kick this addiction. But so HORRID and so PERSISTANT was this addiction that I couldn't stop it. But the last Bishop that I spoke too about this problem told me that I needed to 'Stop avoiding Church, say your prayers at night AND read your scriptures every day' to protect myself from this evil. And... I never indulged in that addiction since that first meeting with him. I know that Jesus Christ helped me. I know he went through what I went through in the Garden and I KNOW that he, no matter what your problem is, he can help you.

How I live my faith

I grew up as a Member, but that doesn't mean I was automatically converted. I have a conversion story. I am now a Full-Time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or for the 'Mormons'. I share my stories, about the one where I was afflicted with cancer and how the Atonement healed my body and later, my mind with everyone that I can. I speak with everyone, I invite EVERYONE to come unto Christ. I try to be as best a Missionary I can be. The best teacher, the best finder, the most obedient that I can possibly be. I've served in Gilroy and in San Jose, and I anticipate that I'll serve in more areas around the bay area.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Alexander
When we die, we go to one of two places Paradise or Spirit Prison. The ones in Prison are the ones without a knowledge of the True Gospel and the Nature of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. They may or may not be tormented by the guilt of their past mistakes and don't know how to use the Atonement to cleanse themselves of these mistakes. The people in Paradise may rest, and enjoy each others company. Mostly, however, most of their time is willingly spent teaching the people in prison the True Gospel of Christ so they can take advantage of the Atonement and be cleansed of their sins to get into Paradise to rest of the trials of the world, and join in Missionary work. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Alexander
In Ephesians chapter 4:5, we read 'One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.' But there are so many faiths, churches and denominations that emerged from the Bible that just using the bible to find the true church was impossible. Each preached from the Bible and each has a section of the truth because of it. However, Christ's true church would have to have ALL of the Truth. That was why a restoration was needed. It brought back all of the truth which was missing from the commonly held beliefs of the time. When God called Joseph Smith as a Prophet, He, over time, brought forth a book of new scripture called the Book of Mormon. If the Book of Mormon is the word of God, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's true church on the Earth and it is the ONLY church on the Earth that worships Christ and follows his commandments as was originally intended. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Alexander
Do not watch it, read it, seek it or gaze at it if you stumble upon it. Do not spread it, even in humorous images or stories. Keep your thoughts upon clean and wholesome things, do not tolerate any form of pornography from the sleeziest joke to the filthiest film. Read the scriptures daily, memorize passages to call upon at any time when the adversary will throw his mud and slime at you to turn your mind from a Haven of spiritual knowledge to a Den of evil thoughts and foul actions. It's as simple as that. Do not tolerate it. No matter what form it takes. Do not participate in dirty conversation and quickly change the subject when it arises. Do not laugh at or tolerate dirty jokes. Inform your friends that you will not tolerate this evil. Remove yourself and do not associate with those that will invite this evil. I promise that if everyone does these things, pornography WILL die. If you have been trapped by this foul poison, study the Word of God. Actively attend every church meeting and class that you can. Pray many hours for release from this sin and forgiveness and then do everything in your power to use the atonement to free yourself, from attending 12-step programs, to only using the computer where people can see your monitor. Set boundries and rules for yourself that will act as barriers to temptation should you not cross them. Raise your spiritual walls, and I promise any who are in the bounds of traps of this disease that you will see wellness and recovery. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Alexander
The Book of Mormon is a collection of writings of prophets, starting in Ancient Jerusalem in 600 B.C and ending in the Ancient America's at around 400 A.D. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is a witness of Christ and it is a witness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. The Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith, a man who could barely read and write, by the gift and power of God. If you have doubts about the Book of Mormon, read it. Then pray, and ask if it's true. If it IS true, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on the Earth. Our invitation is simple: "Come and see." Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alexander
Yes we do, with a catch. The Catch is that throughout european history, the Bible has been affected by men. Men without Authority from God, the Priesthood. They changed or altered the sacred writings of Christ and his apostles. The changes happened either on accident, because one translator or scribe mis-wrote a verse and didn't bother to correct (the Bible is huge, after all) or because they literally thought that the scripture should be changed to fit their belief system. It still happens today. Hundreds of editions of the Bible are written every day to fit a doctrine or a belief. So we don't believe all of the bible. Just most of it. We use the King James Version or the Bible. And with the Bible we put a useful little packet called the Joseph Smith translation. It contains a re-translation of certain Bible passages to clear up doctrinal issues and the reason we can say that is because a Prophet of God wrote it. Someone who had the authority of God, the Priesthood. If the KJV Bible was printed by us, it will still have all of the regular KJV verses. But in the Footnotes at the bottom, you'll find corrections made by Joseph Smith to clear things up. It really helps when reading the Bible. The Bottom Line of what I'm trying to say is that yes, the Bible is the word of God. But not all of it. The Joseph Smith Translation, and ESPECIALLY the Book of Mormon help us understand the doctrine and Gospel of Jesus Christ. And we share it with everyone. Show more Show less