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A Very Atheist Christmas

Lightmindedness

Posted December 19th, 2016

You get to be a fly on the wall in this very special episode of Infants on Thrones.  And you get to hear Matt sing with his wife Kristin.  Totally worth the price of admission.  This was recorded at a live Christmas musical event on Dec 18, 2016.

Glenn

Matt

Scott

Infant Mannequin Challenge

Lightmindedness

Posted November 21st, 2016

Listen in as all nine Infants hold HILARIOUS poses for the current all-the-rage Mannequin Challenge.  You’ll never believe who shows up to pose along with us!

Bob

Glenn

Heather

Jake

John

Matt

Randy

Scott

Tom

I Don’t Belong Here: The Movie

Lightmindedness

Posted November 6th, 2016

A year ago today, the LDS Church enacted a policy placing restrictions on the membership of children living in same-sex households. The year since has been one of anguish for those affected, those that love them, and the membership as a whole as they try to grapple with these messages from their leaders. Listener Jeff Burr volunteered to help us make the following video in commemoration of the policy and its effects, based on Heather’s recent minisode/song on the latest Infant General Conference.

 

Music: “Creep” by Scala and Kolacny Brothers (Radiohead Cover)

Quote References (in order of appearance):

“…and this is about family, this is about love and especially the love of the savior.”

“…on November the fifth, the church made some changes to its handbook in relation to same sex marriage and its policy towards the children of same sex married partners.”

“…we regard same sex marriage as a particularly grievous sin.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Michael Otterson, Managing Director, Church Public Affairs

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…so called intellectuals”

From “Fortify Your Homes Against Evil”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, April 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2-LfMSx_Ec

“…these so called alternative lifestyles”

From “Trying to Serve the Lord Without Offending the Devil” BYU Devotional

Given By James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

BYU Devotional, 11/15/1994

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/faust-james-e_trying-serve-lord-without-offending-devil/

“…so called same gender marriage”

From “No Other Gods”

Given By Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Fvxg-FmF8

“…so called freedom of the sexes”

From “The Time to Labor Is Now”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, October 1975

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43TERITPxHQ

“…so called experts”

From “We Are Children of God”

Given By Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (at the time)

LDS General Conference, October 1998

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YB4U0H6Eck

“…there are no homosexual members of the church”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…that we wouldn’t go forward with these ordinances”

“…we don’t want the child to have to deal with…”

“…issues that might arise where…”

“…the parents feel one way and the expectations of the church are very different.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…there are some things we do not accept or tolerate”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…the church, of course, doesn’t attempt to practice mind control.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…but he is confirmed a homosexual?”

“…the homosexual agenda”

“…is he gay?”

From Leaked Video: “WikiLeaks” Meeting

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

1/12/2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVh24_wGoY

“On this issue,

we will not budge”

“We will fight”

From Leaked Video: Religious Freedom

Given By Boyd K. Packer, President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

5/16/2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9PcLeSdpM

“…I’m so furious with people who leave this church…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…what kind of patty cake, taffy pull…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…in anything but a marriage between a man and woman”

“…my wife is afraid I’m going to hit her with a bottle of water…”

“…there is a divinely designed difference…”

“…between a female spirit and a male spirit”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…so called same gender marriages”

From “Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers”

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZKo9rIVjD0

“…so called intellect”

From “Truth Is the Issue”

Given By F. Enzio Busche, First Quorum of the Seventy

LDS General Conference, October 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYGJbAu6Q38

“…as if none of this ever mattered, as if nothing in our contemporary life mattered, as if this is all supposed to be just exactly the way I want and answer every one of my questions.”

From “The Tempe Rescue” devotional.

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

Heather

I Don’t Belong Here (“Creep”)

Lightmindedness

Posted October 17th, 2016

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.

Heather

Infant General Conference – Oct 2016

Lightmindedness

Posted October 16th, 2016

It’s time for Infant General Conference again.  You know the drill.

Bob

Glenn

Heather

Jake

Randy

Remarkable Development

Lightmindedness

Posted October 16th, 2016

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.

Glenn

Matt

The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 4 (Music)

Interview

Posted September 2nd, 2016

Tune in this week as Sage interviews the wildly talented R. John Williams from the band Faded Paper Figures.  Together they talk about the power of music to transform us, to enlighten us and to best express all of our pent up ex-Mormon angst.

Infants on Road Trips: The Sunstone

Lightmindedness

Posted August 23rd, 2016

Matt and Glenn talk about their recent experience at Sunstone and a bunch of other fun, thought-provoking, interesting stuff — including three-patterns like that one — and tease a few future episode topics.

Glenn

Matt

R.M. Contract Smackdown

Lightmindedness

Posted August 14th, 2016

Glenn, Heather, and Jake get together to smack down a “Returned Missionary Contract” that has been circulating the bloggernacle recently. Fun times and terrifying flashbacks ensue.

Glenn

Heather

Jake

D&C 132 For Kids

Lightmindedness

Posted July 15th, 2016

How to discuss the scriptures with your kids.  Or at least how Glenn did it.  And recorded it.  One time.

Glenn