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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up in Utah. I live a simple life, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I try to be a simple person. My hobbies are simply music and math (Some Computer Science on the side)

Why I am a Mormon

To start off, I was raised in the Church, I grew up understanding the doctrine and the preaching. The simple reason of why I am a Mormon is because nothing else makes sense. You can try living without purpose and reason, or dictating a reason onto that, but it won't make sense for long, every time I've done something the Gospel would have me do there's a simple feeling of peace. The reason I'm a Mormon is because there is no other way of life that could bring me this much peace. The Church is true because I know it's true, not because people tell me it's true. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by helping others. Whether by helping people understand the Gospel or a simple talk, I think it's important to help.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Peter
Women don't hold the priesthood because they have different responsibilities. A keystone of life is to have a family, whether it be through natural means or adoption, and a man and a woman have different responsibilities in regards to that, (Read "The Family: A Proclamation to the World", to go into more specifics about Church stance on family responsibilities), and woman's responsibility is of equal importance to a man's. I have never met someone as kind as a strong Mormon woman, or as smart as a Mormon woman. The woman of this church are the brightest people of this age, and many have used their roles in a woman's only group we call Relief Society to aid in ways that the men of the Church can't. Beyond every Mormon in a leadership position of the Church is their eternal companion, who helps guide and support them in that calling. Whether that is a Bishop and his wife, or a Relief Society President and her husband, they both help each other fulfill the demands of what has been asked for them. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Peter
So the Church has two main streams of money. We pay what is called "Tithing", which is 10% of our income, and it's purpose is mainly to help improve the Church itself. That can range from Temples, building/maintaining current Chapels, and running the general functions of the Church. Another way to think of this is as the money that "Runs" the Church, and it stays completely within the Church, with it's focus being to aid the Church with three of it's base principles, "Helping Members live the Gospel of Jesus Christ", and "Enabling the salvation of the dead by building sacred Temples", and finally "Gathering Israel through missionary work". If it doesn't help one of these three thing, it probably isn't from Tithing. The second stream of income is refered to as a "Fast Offering", where "Fast" is refering to not eating/drinking for 24 hours, (When possible), and "Offering" is a show of money from that. This stream help fund a mixture of things, from the Church's welfare program, (An Individual based program, which is completely local and incredibly successful), to the large scale humanitarian aid project you might have seen in the news, (The Church has helped at almost every natural disaster they can, solely out of the love they have for the people). The easiest way to view this stream is that fulfills the principle of "Caring for the poor and the needy", if it doesn't apply to this, Fast Offerings are probably not used on it. Show more Show less