The New Atheist Guide to Not Being a Total A$shole – Episode 6: Belief
I Don’t Belong Here (“Creep”)
By popular demand, here is Heather’s moving remix of Scala & Kolacny Brothers’s cover of “Creep,” featured at the end of our latest General Conference episode. Consider it a nod to the upcoming 1-year anniversary of the infamous policy change. Feel free to share it.
Infant General Conference – Oct 2016
It’s time for Infant General Conference again. You know the drill.
Matt and Glenn try (and maybe sorta momentarily succeed, we hope) to sift away all partisanship from conversations from this past crazy week and focus on the one unifying message that everyone should agree on. Lewd and derogatory male attitudes towards women can no longer be considered acceptable in our world. It’s about much more than politics now. It’s about our mothers, and daughters, and wives, and friends. It’s about improving our shared social morality. Positive words can have a measurable impact on the physical world. That isn’t just magical thinking. We’re hoping the words of this episode will add our small piece to this current critical mass to make this moment of awareness one that will transform our world and not be soon forgotten. And Matt shares a clip from the Simpsons.
Fear 2016: Trumpocalypse
In the outstanding tradition of Infant October Fear episodes, Glenn explains his very real fear of the potential impending Trumpocalypse. No kitty cats were grabbed in the making of this episode.
Randy, John, and Heather welcome siblings Jimmy and Ben to talk about the End of the World and to laugh and giggle. A lot. It’s a smart, funny discussion that will have you hoarding wheat, powdered milk, and liquor in no time. Enjoy.
The ExMo Guru Part Deux: Meditation as a Place to Go
Infants on Thrones proudly presents Tom Perry once again as The ExMo Guru in the most relevant brilliant earth-shattering performance of Brother Perry’s storied career (yes I am a huge homer of a Tom Perry fan, Rock Star that he is). But don’t take my word for it. Listen! Listen now! Your eternal relaxation depends on it! And this salvation is free (it will only cost 21 minutes of your time and a small portion of your innocence). What are you waiting for? Listen already!
Unrighteous Dominion defeated by Kick(butt) Michelle
Want to hear the real reason Mormon leaders don’t want women to hold the priesthood?
In a follow-up interview to last week’s “Unrighteous Dominion” episode, Michelle and Adam join Glenn, Jake, and Matt to explain why they secretly recorded the bishop who likes swimming’ suits, and they share another secretly recorded discussion with the bishop, where Michelle valiantly stands up to the Patriarchy. And wins. Vicarious uppercut.
Education and Faith
This is the audio to Glenn’s Sunstone presentation given on July 30, 2016, where Glenn explains the type of Mormon he was before and after his graduate studies (culminating in a MA Thesis Japanese Lost Tribes stories and a half-finished dissertation on Mormon Humor), and walks through some of the reasons why — for him — faith ultimately yielded to education (and uncertainty).
Unrighteous Dominion: The Smackdown
Should LDS Bishops ask 7-year-old children if they “touch themselves” or if they show their private parts to others?
Jake, Matt and Glenn dramatically and critically re-enact a real live secretly recorded bishops interview with a real live secretly recorded bishop. If you believe that Prophets instruct Apostles, and that Apostles instruct General Authorities, and that General Authorities instruct Stake Presidents, and that Stake Presidents instruct Bishops, and that Bishops instruct Elders Quorum presidents and Relief Society Presidents, then you probably don’t need to worry if you are ever in a car accident. And you would also certainly fail in a game of Six Degrees of God (i.e. Kevin Bacon).
The reddit link with the original source material can be found here: