Saturday, January 15, 2011

Put your trust in God, not Google

So I'm sticking on this whole "trust" kick. It works.
You can find just about anything on the internet, all you have to do is look. And the easiest way to find these things is by going to Google. Need to find info for a paper you're writing? Go to Google. Need to check the scores for last night's game? Go to Google. Need to get a recipe for dinner? Go to Google.
Need to get information on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
What's so dangerous about using internet search engines for finding out information on something like a religion? Well, like I said, you can find just about anything on the internet. Sure, you could find good resources that would actually be beneficial (like,, etc.). But, it's also very easy to find websites made by people who don't like the Church, and will simply bash on it, just because they can. The internet is a great place to rant and rave. I'd venture to guess that there are way more websites containing anti-Mormon information than websites that actually give you straight answers without rumors and here say. It's very easy for people to turn to the internet, because it's a lot less scary than asking people who would actually know (such as Missionaries, like myself). They can just type in "Mormons" or "LDS Church" into Google, and they'll get thousands of links to find "information". They can then get caught up in anti material, and form a very skewed view of the Church. That's part of the reason why missionaries are now doing Online Proselyting. People are constantly on the internet. They do it at school, at work, or just in their free time. But they're always on. And if we're on, too, then it makes it easier for people to find honest, true information on our Church and what we believe, rather than leaving it up to Google, and whatever people feel like posting.
I would encourage anyone out there reading this who has questions, to ask someone who would know. Ask a member of the Church, or a missionary. If you're not comfortable with that, go to,, or add a Missionary on facebook (people with "Elder" or "Sister" before their names are typically missionaries). The internet can be a good thing, as long as it's used correctly. But, always, in cases where faith is involved/required, put your trust in God, not Google.

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