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Hi I'm Sean

I'm from AZ. I'm 24 years old, working part time, going to school for Mechanical Engineering, and serve in the USMC Reserves.

About Me

Hobbies: -Hiking -Biking -Weight training -Video games -Reading I work part time and I'm working on my Bachalor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I'm also in the Marine Corps Reserves.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be Mormon because of the high standards that are set by the church. I've seen people (Mormons and non-Mormons) live by lower standards and they're a lot more miserable than they would've been otherwise. Also, I've seen people (again, Mormons and non-Mormons) who do live by the standards and life is better for them because of it. I can't say I'm perfect meeting those standards 100% of the time. Sometimes I relapse into bad habits that were formed when I was in high school. But it's never too late to try changing them. The church emphasizes that. But during periods when I am perfect at meeting those standards and pray everyday, life is better. I don't know how, but when I do all the things that I'm supposed to do, life just becomes better. So that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church, church activities and institute classes. I am a leader in my Family Home Evening group. The word of wisdom is something I obey unconditionally.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Sean
No. So far, I've donated over 1 gallon of blood to United Blood Services. I have no idea if the recipients were Mormon or not, nor do I care. I've given away cash to poor strangers on the street. I volunteered twice at a soup kitchen. I've helped other students solve homework and classwork problems (I think some of them were Muslims). I set up a chain-linked fence at a public school for my Eagle Scout project. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Sean
Typically, here's my life each week. I'm in college, so I go to class. I work out anywhere between 1 and 2 hours depending on how much time I have, then go to the next class. After all my classes, I go home, do homework and get ready for the next day. One weekend a month, I have a training drill for the Marine Reserves. I go to church on Sunday and attend some of the actives held at the church throughout the week (institute classes, volleyball, dodge ball, family home evening etc). I work nights usually from 9pm to 1am for 5 days each week. Show more Show less

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

Sean
It's against the word of wisdom to drink any coffee, tea, or alcohol. The word of wisdom is a Commandment from Heavenly Father, which is broken when such beverages are consumed. Some additional insight: His Commandments are given to us with complete regard to our long-term happiness, which is often in conflict with our short-term happiness. Obeying the Commandments may suppress the happiness that could be felt at the moment, or even cause slight hardship. But the long-term happiness and blessings will be evident when committing to obedience, and they're worth the delay of gratification. Alcohol has an abundance of detrimental effects. Most notably, it causes atrophy in the brain. Alcohol is a neurotoxin so it kills nerve cells, which is something that your brain is composed of. From the outside looking in, the most notable damage is done on the prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that distinguishes humans from monkeys (and other animals). Humans have a far more developed prefrontal cortex. Alcohol destroys these nerve cells which results in the loss of emotional control, rationality, and good decision making. It turns men into boys, and keeps boys from becoming men. Drawing the line and committing to abstinence from alcohol will steer you clear of these issues. As for coffee and tea, they have caffeine. Therefore, they're addicting, and can become a need that wasn't necessary. Show more Show less