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Ep 477 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 2

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Posted April 22nd, 2018

Mike Tannehill makes his triumphant return to defend Bruce R. McConkie as Glenn, John, and Bob’s take on evolution; the 2nd of McConkie’s 7 Deadly Heresies.

Bob

Glenn

John

Ep 476 – Week of Tannehill – Noah’s Ark and the Intentional Literalist

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Posted April 21st, 2018

The last frock in the Week of Tannehill series, this was originally published in March 2014.  Mike Tannehill joins us once again for this unofficial follow-up to The Unintentional Racist to discuss the recent LDS.com essay on Noah’s Ark with Randy, Scott, Jake, Erica, and Glenn.

Here is the link to the Meridian article in defense of Noah’s Ark.

And here is the LDS.org essay Noah.

Glenn

Jake

Randy

Scott

Ep 475 – Week of Tannehill – The Unintentional Racist

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Posted April 20th, 2018

Mike Tannehill (love him or hate him) is fighting the good fight against the Mormon church. Or at least against the influence of those liberal academic types trying to re-write church history — more specifically those authors of the recent essay Race and the Priesthood on LDS.org who would have us believe that church doctrine is nothing more than the “theories” of racist men influenced by a racist time who simply could not call down a revelation from God until 1978. Listen in as Mike explains how he remains True to the Faith. When the enemy assaileth, shall he shirk or shun the fight? NO!!!

Bob

Glenn

Matt

Randy

Tom

Ep 474 – Week of Tannehill – The Devil

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Posted April 19th, 2018

Bob, Jake, Glenn, and Matt talk to Mike Tannehill about the devil — and evil – and his whole develish role in the Plan of Salvation — and a whole bunch of other stuff.  This episode was originally published in Oct 2014.

Bob

Glenn

Jake

Matt

Ep 473 – Week of Tannehill – The Signs of the Times

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Posted April 18th, 2018

What does the “latter day” in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints actually mean?  When is the end of the world coming and what are the signs that it is near? This was the 14th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in April 2013, and it is a doozy.

Bob

Glenn

Scott

Tom

Ep 472 – Week of Tannehill – The Apostasy

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Posted April 17th, 2018

Glenn takes you back to the 4th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in September 2012.  It is a surprisingly good Radio Lab styled episode, centering on the narrative structure of “loss and restoration” found both in and out of the Mormon church.  Mike Tannehill also provides some criteria by which one may determine if a church is in apostasy.  (Be careful Mike.  This was recorded pre-essays on LDS.com, buddy!)

Glenn

Jake

Matt

Randy

Ep 460 – Advice to Your Pre-Faith Crisis Selves

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Posted March 5th, 2018

If you could go back and give advice to yourself right before your faith crisis, what would you say?  That is the topic covered by Scott, Matt, Glenn, and special guest Colleen Dietz from The Mormon Happy Hour Podcast.  Also, the Listener Essay contest winners are announced, and a new feature of Infants on Thrones is introduced: Wednesday Night Live.  Take a listen.

Glenn

Matt

Scott

Ep 459 – Explaining Mormonism to Other Religions

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Posted March 4th, 2018

Bob joins Eiynah (an ex-Muslim) and Al (an ex-Catholic / ex-Neo-Pagan) to discuss the intersection of tech and religion. But Bob also ends up representing Mormonism for a new audience and gets to explain “basic” doctrines like resurrection, polygamy, Kolob, baptisms for the dead, and more.

If you are interested in hearing more from Eiynah, check out her excellent interview with Sam Harris:

https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/episode-17-sam-harris

Bob

Ep 441 – Of Weeds and Bats and Unicorns, P2

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Posted February 5th, 2018

Glenn, Heather, Jake, and Erica conclude their discussion about the fascinating story of Josh and Lolly Weed, the faithful LDS mixed orientation couple (she’s straight, he’s gay) who announced very publicly five years ago that they were going to make this thing work, dammit!  And then announced last week that they are now getting a divorce — along with a number of other fascinating admissions.

Wow — another episode of Infants on Thrones that actually talks about mostly-Mormon-stuff almost pretty much the entire time.  We’re Bat-men!

Glenn

Heather

Jake

Ep 440 – Of Weeds and Bats and Unicorns, P1

Panel Discussion

Posted February 4th, 2018

Glenn, Heather, Jake, and Erica discuss the fascinating story of Josh and Lolly Weed, the faithful LDS mixed orientation couple (she’s straight, he’s gay) who announced very publicly five years ago that they were going to make this thing work, dammit! And then announced last week that they are now getting a divorce — along with a number of other fascinating admissions.

Wow — an episode of Infants on Thrones that actually talks about sorta-Mormon-stuff the entire time. A unicorn sighting indeed!

Glenn

Heather

Jake