Question: Does FairMormon use the internet to teach a "bizarre version" of Mormonism riddled with logical fallacies?

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Question: Does FairMormon use the internet to teach a "bizarre version" of Mormonism riddled with logical fallacies?

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In all of the FairMormon Answers responses, we always first quote the relevant position of the Church, unless the Church holds no official position on it. The remainder of the answer will always be based around what the Church teaches on the subject.

FairMormon does not "magnify, exaggerate" or "invent shortcomings of early Church leaders." Claiming that prophets are human beings and capable of error is not a "shortcoming." Ironically, this is what the Church itself has claimed.

Finally, read the author's statement carefully: He claims that FairMormon provides "many ridiculous answers with logical fallacies and omissions." The author, ironically, commits the logical fallacy of "Appeal to Ridicule," which, according to Wikipedia,

Appeal to ridicule....is an informal fallacy which presents an opponent's argument as absurd, ridiculous, or in any way humorous, to the specific end of a foregone conclusion that the argument lacks any substance which would merit consideration. Wikipedia entry

The merits of FairMormon's arguments should be evaluated by logical fallacy. We have provided a page that introduces fallacy to those that are interested. We also expect to receive refinement over time through more study and the natural progress of scholarship. We hope that those that believe that a response can be improved will submit their comments, newly written pages, or other queries at this link. Faith is the product of a combination of expectations for something and data. Sometimes we need to have better expectations for the data to fill or we need better data to fill the expectations. Some expectations in faith are maleable and others are not (and shouldn't). Data is data. FairMormon has sought to provide valuable ways to adjust expectations and provide good data to fill those expectations. The data will seem strange and illogical to those that have bad expectations and better to those that have good expectations. But we should seek data for those that have good expectations. These types of epistemological questions must be considered before making a justified accusation. These types of questions are those that are undertaken to mature our faith and put childish things away.


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