Bloggernacle Back Bench: Promoting better discussions of Mormonism

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  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    June 14, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    I look forward to a site that would help straighten out misinformation on Mormonism. Being accurate and current is very important to non-LDS who want to have honest discussions and classes on the theological differences. The existing sites are often too basic and don't go into doctrinal detail which clarifies those distinctions.

    My husband and I started teaching those classes in 1991 due to the large volume of calls and interest on the subject at our evangelical church. We never imagined we'd still be teaching and speaking on the differences between LDS and Biblical teachings 20 years later. Our experiences are that the church is not addressing and clarifying those differences head on. The leaders and missionaries are friendly and come share whenever invited, but they are seldom in agreement on the controversial and former doctrines. So instead of a good scholarly discussion, we usually get "we don't believe that any more". The missionaries seem prepared to share just enough to give a vague impression of what we call 'Christianity Lite' and leave BoMs..

    Our suggestion would be to have a site that answers the most asked questions and have non-LDS critique its clarity.