My father's recent email with "proof" of Joseph Smith's authenticity along with reading Richard Dawkin's "The God Delusion" has caused a lot of thoughts to run through my head.
I responded to my father's email and clearly articulated how I received it and how it made me feel. His response confirmed that he'd sent it hoping I'd have a Saul on the road to Tarsus moment and be overwhelmed by the obviousness of how wrong I am and how obvious it is that Joseph Smith was God's inspired messenger. He also agreed to leave me alone about the church.
I understand that he feels like I need saving. But why and from what? At a very basic level, what does religion in general and Mormonism specifically have to offer me that I would want and that would make my life better?
Can someone please help me? Why should religion be relevant for me? I could make a list, but they would be easy to dismiss or else would be available to me without having to subscribe to any religious dogma or supernatural assumptions.
So, why? What does Mormonism have to offer that's so important?