The counter to this is that many religions have members who claim religious experiences, so the fact that you had one means very little; there is no way to show that your experience was true and the others were not. This is a fair argument, but does it follow from this that religious experiences mean nothing?
To answer this question, I am posting a presentation of my friend and mentor Blake Ostler at the 2007 FairMormon conference. Blake is a lawyer, philosopher, and theologian who has written Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God, Exploring Mormon Thought: The Problems of Theism And the Love of God , Exploring Mormon Thought: Of God and Gods, and Fire on the Horizon: A Mediation on the Endowment and Love of Atonement. I am not just trying to be provocative when I state that not only is Blake one of the brightest minds and clearest thinkers in Mormonism, but he is also one of the most charitable people I know. I do not agree with Blake on everything, but he is always willing to listen to what I have to say, and vice versa, and I always leave our conversations with a desire to go and learn more about various subjects. Blake truly is one in a million.
Hope you all enjoy his presentation.