A Proposed Taxonomy of Bloggernacle Pathologies
by Christian Y. Cardall
In the spirit of communal self-deprecation, I offer the following conjecture. Every participant in the Bloggernacle suffers from one—or, usually, more—of the following: (1) compared with your typical practicing Mormon, above-average discomfort with some aspect of Church doctrine, history, and/or practice; (2) compared with your typical practicing Mormon, above-average emotional, intellectual, and/or spiritual loneliness; (3) compared with a typical practicing Mormon’s desire to share truth, a messiah complex.
With some trepidation I leave this post open for comments, subject to the following rule, which I imagine will suppress a large volume of potentially tempting applications: You may not affirm or deny the applicability of this conjecture to any specific person but yourself. Exception: If someone claims that the conjecture does not apply to they themselves, everyone is welcome to pile on and show them how it does in fact apply to them!