I reported to my companion: "I can see the story here: Guy's a drunk---wife probably kicked him out---he's adrift in the world ---sleeping in his van---staying drunk to cope with his lost-ness.
Then I went back later to see this:
Now I know he is a Mormon---Told me the story of his conversion at age 27. I asked him to read a bit to me---and he did---something about King somebody going forth to somewhere---very boring---but I listened politely. Let him evangelize a bit---considered for a fleeting second informing him of the infamous and faith destroyingBOOK OF ABRAHAM which is contained in the PEARL OF GREAT PRICE---which he's holding in his hands. The number one best evidence that Mormonism is a fraud.
Here's the story for those interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Abraham
Even Mormon Theologians are compelled to admit that it's a fraud. (why they still believe in that unbelievable religion is beyond me) Here is their lame response:
But I stray from my topic: I built up pictures in my head about his character but WAS DEAD WRONG. He is a solid citizen---family man--with a pension and property---with a fascinating hobby---rockhounding. (showed me some samples) He's making his way in the world perhaps more successfully than me. I really am adrift in the world.
So I did not tamper with his religion.
I have been at this crossroads before and chosen differently.
So I chose differently this time.