Friday, June 21, 2013

On Choosing Mormonism

'Why am I Mormon?

  • I am Mormon because I willingly – and with my eyes, mind, and heart fully open – choose to be Mormon. 
  • I am Mormon because I doubt. 
  • I am Mormon because I hope. 
  • I am Mormon because I believe. 
  • I am Mormon because I know. 
  • I am Mormon because I choose to wrestle with God in my “dark night of the soul”.
  • I am Mormon because I choose to wrestle with the LDS church. 
  • I choose to be Mormon because it is within Mormonism that I have found God. 


“It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. 
My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt” (Fyodor Dostoevsky).'


(Michael Barker in Featured, Mormonism, Why I Am Mormon - Personal Essays)