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Hi I'm Adam

I write poetry, short stories and plays. I live in Indianapolis and am applying to Graduate School for Philosophy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single returned missionary living with my parents. I'm applying to Graduate School to study Philosophy. The love of my life is the written word - Melville, John Donne, Shakespeare. Kant and Aristotle aren't bad either. I work out twice to four times a week - I was never good at sports, but I've put on about 15 pounds of muscle since I've been home from my mission to South Korea. I feel really good and that's built a lot of confidence. When I start graduate school, I plan on studying aesthetics and ethics, becuase I believe art reinforces morals, and that rather than limiting and censoring art, we need to be positive and create more good art with good values.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of this Church because the Book of Mormon saved my life. When we read books, watch movies, and all of that, we are free always to take away our own interpretation - the author is not there to tell us what the book meant (nor the director to explain the movie, the poet the poem, etc). But with the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ is still alive, and he will tell us if we ask him exactly what that book means, and whether or not it is true. There are hundreds of interpretations of the Bible, but the Holy Ghost can answer those questions also. When I prayed about the Book of Mormon, I received an answer when I asked in earnest, and

How I live my faith

Over the years of my membership in the church, my beliefs fell in place as I kept the commandments, and I was bouyed up. I was always a writer, but I like to explore my relationship with Christ through poetry and storytelling. As a philosophy major in undergraduate school, I was met with athiests and moral relativists who held different opinions, and often found myself the only Christian in the classroom. While being respectful of others ideas and learning from the late Greats' arguments, I stayed true to my beliefs and became stronger in the truths of the church as I learned to share and represent them.