A Better Name for Us, Part 2

Glade Ross

In Part 1 of this series I urged reasons why, as a matter of pure definition, it makes enormous sense for members of this community to call ourselves genuists. I also discussed particular benefits. Here I describe another.

When I was a believing Mormon, had I then been confronted with the term genuism and its definition, I’d have told you I was a genuist myself. In principle at least, there’d have been nothing inconsistent in this. Like most faiths, Mormonism constructs a façade that allows at least the uncritical (and perhaps information-deprived) to be sincerely convinced they have ingenuously followed authentic evidences to reach true conclusions.

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