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Hi I'm David

I'm a Libertarian. I make amazing web sites. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like pens, black & white pictures, baking, comfortable chairs, playing guitar, reading, reverse-engineering web sites, trying new restaurants, and key chains.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents found and joined the Mormon church when they were young. As I grew up I always knew how they felt about the church and the gospel because they lived the principles they were teaching me. As I became an adult I realized that my feelings mirrored theirs. I had many experiences when I felt God's love for me, which let me know that God was real. I also felt numerous spiritual confirmations about the principles I had learned. I knew that God and Jesus Christ were still active in my life and the lives of all of us on Earth. This church helps me to understand the teachings of Christ and realize the love and the blessings that come from being a follower of Christ.

How I live my faith

I like to discuss my beliefs with others to help them better understand my faith. I try to do what I know to be right in my day-to-day life and look for ways to improve little by little. On Sundays I help the youth learn about the gospel. I loving being able to hear their points of view and help them learn to listen to the spirit in their every-day lives.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

As a Mormon, I believe that church is a time to worship God, our Father in Heaven, and that respect for God is a part of that worship. Part of showing respect for God is doing my best to raise my standard of dress for church. At the same time, church is not about drawing attention to myself. So while I try to dress well, it's not so important to keep on the cutting edge of fashion or make it a competition to see who can be Sunday's best dressed churchgoer. Regarding holidays, Mormon's celebrate most traditional Christian holidays like Christmas, Easter, etc as well as political holidays like Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc (for those in the US). While political holidays don't often have religious ties, when religious holidays come around we try to focus on why it is we're celebrating. Sure, it's easy to get caught up in the fun of Santa and the Easter Bunny, but we try to keep in mind that we're remembering what Christ did for us. We also like to remember that Christ still lives today, so holidays surrounding the death of Christ (like Lent and Good Friday) aren't celebrated much (though some still do). Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is the word of God. It was given to us by prophets of old and contains wonderful insight about God as we read about they way he has interacted with his children in the past. The Bible also includes important details about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. While we do have the Book of Mormon as well, there is no way that we could do without the Bible. Show more Show less