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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a physicist, and a video game programmer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a video game programmer working at Bungie studios. I recently received a graduate degree in Theoretical Physics, and developed a theory to describe the fundamental interactions of the Universe. I like to spend time with my wife and 2 kids. When I have time for myself, I like to play the piano and read. I read a wide variety of books, from sci-fi/fantasy fiction to physics textbooks to parenting books.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon which kind of represents my foundation for viewing the world. I've had several parallel experiences which helped enhance this view, such as serving a two year mission for the church, getting married in the temple, starting a family, and other types of service and sacrifice that reenforce my commitment. I've also augmented this "mormonistic" view through experiences such as my education in Theoretical Physics, my career as a Video Game Programmer, and living in culturally diverse areas. I believe that all human beings have intrinsic spiritual sensitivities, and are capable of having spiritual experiences. Through experiences that I have recognized as spiritual experiences, I have had my faith in God, and my faith in the principles and doctrines of the Church confirmed on many many occasions. It's difficult to describe such a spiritual experience, but I'll give it a try. Spiritual experiences are usually accompanied by feelings of peace and happiness. Accompanying these emotions are a sense of confidence and purpose, and a raised intellectual awareness. The first time I ever felt this, I was quite young and I described the feeling as "a little tree growing inside my heart." I feel this feeling when I am thinking or talking about things that are true. When I have such an experience while talking with other people, I find it very likely that they are feeling something too. Having had such experiences, I could have chosen to misinterpret them, or ignore them, and at times I have. For the most part however, I've chosen to be convinced by them. Since this is the case, I guess I should say I'm a Mormon because I chose to be one. I have distinctly made the choice to believe in God, to believe in Jesus Christ, to believe in Prophets, to believe in the Scriptures, to believe in Prayer, and to believe in the Church.

How I live my faith

I have long believed that I could access the assistance of Heaven in every aspect of my life. I have received help in my school studies, in my social life and making friends, and in my work. I especially receive help in my attempts to become a better husband and father.