The ratio of faith to doubt is what I have on my mind as I write. Faith and doubt are topics that make up much of what is written in the Bloggernacle. I got to thinking the other day about the ratio of post and comments in the Bloggernacle that feed our faith and/or our doubt. I don’t have any idea what the actual ratio is, but I came up with 1 to 7. It seems to me that for every post and comment that builds faith there are 7 that foster doubt.
There is plenty of anti-Mormon material on the internet, and there is also ample doubter material as well. Anti-Mormon material, as a rule, is presented by non-members and doubter material, based on my observation in the Bloggernacle, is offered by church members, many who appear to be active members who hold positions of influence in their Wards and Stakes.
An anti-mormons, according to Jeff Lindsey is “the activists who attack the Church in a way intended to generate misunderstanding, fear, and shock … [someone who] strives to stir up anger toward the Church and relies on misinformation or half-truths, … especially when they do it for a living”.
I would describe a doubter-mormon as one whose post and comments nudge out faith and bump open the door to doubt in nearly everything they post and comment on. In other words, they have become professional doubters; they don’t appear to be interested in resolving their doubts, but seem to enjoy their role as a doubter.