Very good essay, Nathan! Obviously the goal of the Mormon missionary it to win converts, of which I was one many years ago. I had married a "Jack" Mormon at age 21, and as a student of religion and religious philosophy, Mormonism intrigued me. We lived in Eastern state and, oddly enough, not far from a Mormon meeting house. He decided he wanted to reconnect with his Mormon roots (after a tour of duty in the Vietnam war) and the missionaries were thrilled to have a potential new convert -- one married to a Mormon -- to teach the "true…

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I am a freelance journalist for business and industry publications; a writer of essays covering the spiritual, philosophical and scientific areas.

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