Saturday, July 24, 2004
Based on the comments from offended people regarding my EXMO virus post, let me point out that the EXMO virus does not describe all former Mormons by any means, but was meant to refer to those who become outspoken anti-Mormons actively fighting the Church. (Actually, it was just a silly joke not to be taken too seriously.) I like the sound of "EXMO" as a virus name since it has the flavor of other known virus names, but to be more sensitive and politically correct, I would like to rename the virus as the "Rare Former Mormon Who Becomes a Raving Anti-Mormon Quite Unlike Most Ex-Mormons Who Are Really Nice and Intelligent People" virus. It's a more accurate name, but somehow just seems less catchy.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 7:06 AM