Time to Place Your Bets: What Does FAIR's Name Change Mean for Mopologetics?

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Re: Time to Place Your Bets: What Does FAIR's Name Change Mean for Mopologetics?

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Doctor Scratch wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:11 am
Everybody Wang Chung wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:55 am
Dr. Scratch,

What are the chances the Brethren have also talked to the Interpreter Board about being more Christlike in their publications?
I'm not sure. DCP and Gee were "talked to" by the leadership of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. I don't know if any "additional info" was conveyed--if you know what I mean. And even if one of the Twelve actually had a "sit down" with Interpreter's leadership, I'm not convinced that the Interpreter people would obey.
Wasn't the birth of Interpreter because Mopologists thought the Brethren were wrong and that they knew better?
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DrStakhanovite wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 pm
Mopologists primarily like to curate material (“look at this new article and its implications!”) and occasionally editorialize with rants, they don’t often move beyond that.
The postings on Sic Et Non being a current example.
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Re: Time to Place Your Bets: What Does FAIR's Name Change Mean for Mopologetics?

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IHAQ wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:41 am
DrStakhanovite wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 pm
Mopologists primarily like to curate material (“look at this new article and its implications!”) and occasionally editorialize with rants, they don’t often move beyond that.
The postings on Sic Et Non being a current example.
The career of William Hamblin might serve as an even better example. If I had to choose a video representation of it, I'd go with that famous time-lapse video of a piglet decomposing. Nothing better captures the essence of a career spent in Mopologetics than those images flashing across your screen.
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Re: Time to Place Your Bets: What Does FAIR's Name Change Mean for Mopologetics?

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IHAQ wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:39 am
Doctor Scratch wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:11 am


I'm not sure. DCP and Gee were "talked to" by the leadership of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. I don't know if any "additional info" was conveyed--if you know what I mean. And even if one of the Twelve actually had a "sit down" with Interpreter's leadership, I'm not convinced that the Interpreter people would obey.
Wasn't the birth of Interpreter because Mopologists thought the Brethren were wrong and that they knew better?
Yes: I think that's certainly one way of putting it. They were told on multiple occasions to "tone it down," or to knock it off with the attacks. The problem is that *some* of the Brethren at any given moment are usually fans of the Mopologists. There seems to be something of an ebb and flow to the opinion on whether Mopologetics actually helps people, or whether it drives them out of the Church.
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Re: Time to Place Your Bets: What Does FAIR's Name Change Mean for Mopologetics?

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Doctor Scratch wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:41 am
IHAQ wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:39 am
Wasn't the birth of Interpreter because Mopologists thought the Brethren were wrong and that they knew better?
The problem is that *some* of the Brethren at any given moment are usually fans of the Mopologists.
That is very true; I know firsthand.
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