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Hi I'm Charles Logan

I grew up in small town Utah. I like being around my friends and getting to know new people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending high school. After school, I love being with my friends and playing Magic the Gathering trading card game. I am a huge fan of video games, but I also love books. I used to love fantasy, but now classics are probably my favorite, though I do still enjoy adventuring with elves and dwarves. I love learning about other religions, and I have always found beliefs different from my own fascinating.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the LDS church my entire life, and I have often had my doubts about whether what I was being taught is true. When I've had doubts, I've always turned to my Heavenly Father in prayer. He has confirmed to me that it is true. I can't really explain it, but I'll try. I get this feeling that feels calm and peaceful, and it makes me feel wanted. Even though I've messed up on more than one occasion, this feeling still comes to me when I ask for forgiveness or when I'm studying the teachings of the Gospel. I have read the entire Book of Mormon, and I have had this same feeling testify to me that it is true.

How I live my faith

I attend church in our local ward every Sunday, except when I am sick or out of town. If I am out of town, then I try to find a church where I am that I can attend. I teach the lesson in my class once a month, and I love the chance I have to be there every Sunday. When I don't have too much homework, I will attend our young men's activities on Tuesdays, often doing service or just having fun as Mormons.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Charles Logan
We believe in staying fit because it would be "unwise and slothful" not to. This includes exercise, eating properly, and sleeping well. We also believe in staying fit mentally. The law given by God that states what is and what is not okay to eat is known as the Word of Wisdom. It is called this because it was merely good advice at the time it was given, but has since become doctrine. The health implications with tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs are already well known: they cause cancer, impair judgement, and/or damage the internal organs. Many people wonder why tea and coffee are against the Word of Wisdom. In Doctrine and Covenants Section 89, which is where the Word of Wisdom is found, there is no mention to tea or coffee, but modern revelation has shown that they are also to be avoided. More recent studies have shown that tea and coffee both may cause cancer. In addition, coffee causes highly unhealthy levels of stress and digestive problems. Tea has been shown to increase blood toxicity, induce Alzheimer's, and promote the formation of kidney stones, as well as other effects. Green tea in specific has been shown to weaken bones and disrupt the balance of the immune system. We do not drink tea or coffee in specific for these reasons, along with the fact that God said not to. Show more Show less