Apr 26, 2011

The LDS Church should move beyond biased apologetics

I think we should dare to be boring, and investigate each belief on its own, and from each angle, because we don't want to keep having portions of the same conversations over and over again, from now until the crack of doom.  Lets do it very well, but only do it once. 

Belief: The LDS Church should move beyond biased apologetics. 

  1. LDS apologetics don't work. 
  1. If the LDS Church doesn't defend themselves intellectually, then no one will.
  2. It is possible for LDS scholars to present the LDS perspective without being biased to anything to the truth. 
  3. LDS apologetics do work. 
  4. The term "biased apologetics" is an oxymoron. Apologetics is the discipline of defending a position  through the SYSTEMATIC use of reason. If it is biased it is not systematic, as a systematic approach would address all aspects of an argument and not favor a biased perspective. 

# of reasons to agree: 1
# of reasons to disagree: -4
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: 0
# of reasons to disagree with reasons to agree: 0
Total Idea Score: 0

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