Infants on Thrones

The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor

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Community

Scott, Matt, and John discuss the importance of community with Micah, Nick, Alison, and Steve, who also discuss the motivation behind their website MormonSpectrum.org

The Little Apology

Little Apologists aren’t the only ones who can make kinda sorta gymnastic-type little apologies. In this special minisode, Glenn explains the reason for the appearance and sudden disappearance of last Sunday’s mysterious episode “The Little Apologist.”

My Mormon Beatles: How I Lost my Faith in Paul McCartney

Glenn projects many of his Mormon-formed biases onto the One True Band: The Beatles, and compares his changing view of The Beatles to his changing view of The Mormon Church.

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Apologetics in the Raw

Jake geeks out over an exchange of blog posts between Baylor historian Philip Jenkins and Mormon apologist Bill Hamblin that gets at the heart of Book of Mormon apologetics. Hold on to your Scotch-taped glasses, folks–it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

Blogs referenced:
Outliers and Iconoclasts
How Consensus Changes
Mormons and New World History
Centrality of Hermeneutics
Epistemology and Nihilism

Joseph the Seer the Smackdown

Suffering from stone fatigue yet? Well… suffer no more (or suffer a lot more) as Jake, John, Matt, and Randy smack down the recent Mormon Ensign article “Joseph the Seer.”

(Spoiler Alert: they actually all thought the article was pretty good)

And if any of you are wondering “should I really listen to this episode?” John Hamer says yes.

De-Romancing The Stone

In order to fill out the complete story of Joseph the Seer and his recently unveiled seer-stone, John, Glenn, Matt, Randy, and Jake dip into the rich historical record and read witness accounts of Joseph’s contemporaries, in a documentary minisode that “De-Romances the Stone.”

Sunstone 2015 – MoSide Out

What if the emotions from Pixar’s “Inside Out” got together in a Mormon-formed brain that experienced a faith crisis? Which emotion dominates in a pre, mid, or post-faith crisis mind? Those were the questions we playfully explored in our Sunstone panel on Aug 1 at the University of Utah. Listen in as Glenn narrates and the audience chooses exactly what will become of Joy (Jake), Sadness (Scott), Disgust (Matt), Fear (John), and Anger (Randy).

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Praise to the Stone

Matt, Kristin, and Jake sing their praise to the world’s bestest magic seer stone. Thanks to Andrew Ainsworth for the lyrics.

New LDS Hymn: Praise to the Stone
VERSE 1
Praise to the stone that was found by the Prophet!
For treasure seeking it first was employed
Though to the buried loot it never did lead him
The stone aided Joseph in a greater ploy

CHORUS:
Hail to the seer stone that glowed like a Lite Brite!
Wizards and Hobbitses, now seek it in vain!
Magically guiding the Prophet’s dictation
Released from the vault now enjoys worldly fame

VERSE 2
Praise to the stone that made the gold plates superfluous!
No record needed, the words just appeared
Nephi and Mormon their labors were wasted
The stone bore their words when Joseph into it peered
(CHORUS)

VERSE 3
Praise to the stone in the hat of our Seer!
Rock-solid proof that folk magic is real
Scrying we now know is pow’red by the Priesthood
True version of Saruman’s Palantir
(CHORUS)

VERSE 4
Praise to the stone chocolate-colored and egg-shaped!
Who now can deny Brother Joseph’s great claims?
How could our Prophet make up such a story?
God wants our faith not the use of our brains
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Cagelessbird

Jake leads a discussion with Glenn, Tom, and Zach (aka “Cagelessbird” from reddit) about Zach’s interaction with several top Mesoamerican and Egyptian scholars, and their responses to his question about Book of Mormon and Book of Abraham historicity.

https://pay.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/1k57o6/after_emailing_sixty_professors_receiving/

Who Is Mormon Genome Project?

Scott (the Infant who brought you Any Opposed) explains the Mormon Genome Project. Did Joseph Smith Father any children with any of his polygamous wives? You can help answer that question. Take a listen.

Check out The Mormon Genome Project for more information.