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The Mormon Internet battleground

by | Mar. 30, 2012

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Mormons are changing as they encounter the Internet with its quirks, challenges and dangers. A conference on "Mormonism and the Internet" at Utah Valley University today and Friday is examining how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are expressing themselves and transforming their identity and interaction with the world.

True to the topic, the event is being broadcast live online at www.uvu.edu/uvutv/ in the UVU Events section of the website.

In the conference's first session, James Faulconer, a philosophy professor at BYU, talked about his experiences writing an online column, "Speaking Silence," for the religion blog Patheos.com. "The potential audience is the best thing about writing on the internet for obvious reasons," he said. "Every writer loves to have an audience. It is frightening to have that audience. I am afraid I am unworthy."

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