Criticism of Mormonism

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Criticism of Mormonism


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Analysis of articles critical of Mormonism

Summary: FairMormon analyzes and offers a claim-by-claim analysis and response to articles critical of Mormonism.


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Analysis of books critical of Mormonism


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Analysis of videos and films critical of Mormonism


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Analysis of websites critical of Mormonism


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Analysis of online documents critical of Mormonism


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Anti-Mormon

Summary: Some critics of the Church object to the use of the term "anti-Mormon." They do not like to be referred to as "anti-Mormons," and deny that their books, speeches, blogs or videos are "anti-Mormon." Such critics often insist that the term "anti-Mormon" is unfair because they are not "against" Mormons, but only write and act as they do because they "love" Mormons or Mormon investigators and want to bring them to the truth.

Cognitive dissonance

Summary: Many critics of the Church are fond of portraying all members as either naive, ill-informed dupes or cynical exploiters. Fortunately, most fair-minded people realize that—just as in any religion—there are many intelligent, well-informed people who become or remain members of the Church. To get around this, some critics appeal to the psychological concept of 'cognitive dissonance' to try to 'explain away' the spiritual witness of intelligent, articulate members.

Internet Mormons vs. Chapel Mormons

Summary: A friend tells me that no one can ascertain what Mormons really believe because "Internet Mormons" and "Chapel Mormons" often disagree on fundamental issues. What is this "divided Church" he's talking about?

Criticism of "17 Points of the True Church"

Summary: "My question is about that fellow who wrote the "17 Points of the True Church" and the validity of his story. I stumbled into a web site that talked about a particular fireside this man gave where someone approached him on the truth of his story. Afterwards the man was told by a stake president that he must confess that he lied because he had been essentially "found out," and that many details of his story were fabricated. My testimony is in no way based on the "17 Points," and I feel that it is overused and overemphasized within the Church, but regardless, I would like to know about the information claiming that his story his false."

Mormonism is a cult

Summary: Some claim that the Church is "a cult."