A thought terminating cliché is a phrase used to avoid directly answer the substance of a question or even admitting there even is a legitimate question or should be an answer. They are sentences used dismiss dissent, to justify false logic, to avoid inconvenient evidence, and to put erroneous beliefs beyond challenge. It’s not possible that some Mormons use these techniques is it?
They say: “Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.”
My response: I prefer to resolve my doubts.
I can doubt my doubts all I like but I can’t doubt the facts, even if I did the facts would still be true.
If people never doubted their doubts about the religions they were brought up in Mormonism wouldn’t have any converts.
Note: Dieter Uchtdorf was quoting a Pentecostal faith healer named F.F. Bosworth, because Bosworth didn’t doubt his doubts he stayed a Pentecostalist his whole life.