The Internet: Good or Evil (Weekend Poll)By: wheatmeister
Many have claimed that the internet has eroded testimonies and caused a mass exodus (estimated at ~100K members per annum). Others have noted the power of the internet to win new converts and to attract people through targeted campaigns like missionaries on Facebook, apostle pages, and the “I’m a Mormon” campaign. What do you think?
Has the internet been more of a benefit or detriment to the church? (choose the best answer)
- Roughly equal. There is an equal amount of damage done to the existing faithful and benefit in terms of attracting new converts. (43%, 29 Votes)
- More detrimental: sites with anti information, some of which is more accurate than the church's own information, proliferate and do great damage. (34%, 23 Votes)
- An overall benefit: the church has been smart in creating lds.org and mormon.org sites, as well as the "I'm a Mormon" campaign. The church attracts many through the internet. (23%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 68
How has the internet changed the church for you? Is it overall positive or negative?