Question: Are Mormon apologists isolated from other members because of differences in their beliefs?

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Question: Are Mormon apologists isolated from other members because of differences in their beliefs?

LDS apologists do not exist in some special "caste" that sets them apart from the general "non-apologist" church population

LDS apologists do not exist in some special "caste" that sets them apart from the general "non-apologist" church population. This idea has even been characterized as a difference between "Internet Mormons vs. Chapel Mormons". [1]

Many LDS apologists either have been, or currently are elders quorum presidents, high priest group leaders, Primary and Relief Society presidency members, bishops, high councilmen stake presidents, and even general authorities

Many LDS apologists either have been, or currently are elders quorum presidents, high priest group leaders, Primary and Relief Society presidency members, bishops, high councilmen stake presidents, and even general authorities. Being in positions of leadership such as these hardly isolates the apologist from the general Church membership. If anything, this means that the apologist is in an even better position to assist members when they do seek out answers to difficult questions. The idea that LDS apologists are somehow isolated in their own little self-constructed world of beliefs is an idea that the critics would like to promote, but which is very far from the truth.


Notes

  1. ↑ The terms were originated by Jason Gallentine, who identifies himself as "Dr. Shades" on a critical discussion board.