My False Dichotomy is Better than Your False Dichotomy

July 24, 2004 | one comment
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Over at Sons of Mosiah, Bob Caswell criticizes the popular labeling dichotomy of “Chapel Mormons versus Internet Mormons.” (Which, by the way, is the topic of an upcoming Sunstone symposium panel reputed to include at least one dazzlingly brilliant bloggernacker). To replace that outmoded framework, Bob suggests using his own recently invented dichotomy: Internet Mormons and Magazine Mormons.

So, are you an Internet Mormon? Are you a Magazine Mormon? Do you think Bob is nuts to give us yet another useless dichotomy? Weigh in over at SOM, where the conversation has been quite interesting.

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One Response to My False Dichotomy is Better than Your False Dichotomy

  1. danithew on July 24, 2004 at 11:12 am

    This is one of those cases where I would say, at least initially, that even a bad dichotomy would get us into the analytical mode that would create a useful dichotomy, or at least help us to bring up ideas that should be talked about.

    The only problem with either of these dichotomies is that a person can be both an internet Mormon and a magazine Mormon … but I think that’s already been said in comments on another entry previous.

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