Which Is the Lesser of the Two…

This will be quick, since it’s rather late and I have yet to finish a more in-depth post that I’ve been working on:

In a timely article, Catholic author and prolific blogger Carl Olson discusses bias in religious reporting (two Catholic news outlets specifically, but the issue isn’t limited to them). He ends with the statement, “Perhaps it’s better to be uninformed than misinformed.” The question is valid, and Olson’s rhetorical use of it is deft. I’ll have to spend more time pondering the matter, since much of the media’s reporting today is questionable. For now, however, I’ll cite D&C 131:6, which applies specially to matters that are obviously spiritual – but not exclusively so:

“It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance.”

It seems that, ultimately, the cost of being uninformed or misinformed is not small.