Hi, I'm Jared
I am a nonpracticing Mormon.
I was born and raised a Mormon in the central Texas area. I studied finance and now I swing-trade for a living.
# Why I left More stories of 'Why I left' the Mormon church
I learned on my mission in San Francisco through intense study that I didn't believe anything I was teaching.
Using emotion or "the Spirit", as the church teaches, to make decisions almost always leads to poor results.
I try to follow and teach my children that obedience to logic is the answer (not religion) and leads to happiness.
I went through the motions growing up trying to mimic my ambitious, zealous father who was a bishop, high councilor, and is now a patriarch.
One of the most liberating feelings is becoming a philosophical atheist and shedding all the baggage the church saddled you with your whole life.