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Ep 532 – Open Letter to John Dehlin: The Smackdown
When does a podcast become more than a podcast? Glenn and Matt are joined by Mormonleak’s Ryan McKnight to discuss the recent public Open Letter from a concerned donor to John Dehlin.
Ep 525 – Culture vs. Doctrine
What is the difference between Mormon culture and “the gospel?” You don’t have to be anti-mormon-crusader-extraordinaire Jeremy Goff or privately censured General Authority Ronald E. Poelman to see there is a distinction between the culture and the gospel. Unless of course you remove the biasing blinders from your eyes and finally see that there really is no distinction at all. Listen in as Glenn smacks down another goofy video from Jeremy Goff and revisits the Elder Poelman 1984 kerfuffle. This episode will change the way you eat green jello!
Ep 523 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 4 – RELATIVISM
What is relativism? Is it okay for anyone to believe anything that they want? Where do you draw the line between what is okay to critique and what is off limits? Today Glenn, Matt, Tom, Delany, and Chelsea discuss RELATIVISM.
Ep 522 – Smackdown: The Excommunication Rap
Excommunication is all about love, right? Listen in as Glenn, Tom, Matt, Delany Darko, and Chelsea Shields smack down a video blog from Anti-Mormon Crusader Extraordinaire, Jeremy Goff.
Ep 521 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 3
What is the socratic method? How can it be used effectively in conversations with people who believe things differently than you do? Glenn is joined by Brother Jake, Delany Darco, and Brady Bluhn to discuss part 3 of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”
Ep 520 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 2
What is faith? How is it different from hope? What is an atheist? How is that different from an agnostic? Glenn is joined by Delany Darco and Tom Perry to discuss part 2 of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”
Ep 519 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 1
Were you ever a Missionary for the Mormon church? Did you ever become an Atheist? Have you ever wanted to become a Missionary for Atheism and talk people out of their faith? Have you ever wondered what an Atheist Missionary discussion handbook would look like? Well, look no more. Today Glenn, Tom, Heather, Randy, and Delany Darco review the first part of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.” Enjoy.
Ep 516 – Smackdown: The Unwritten Order of Things
Did you know that if you take the sacrament with your left hand, it doesn’t really count? Or that it is disrespectful for the first counselor to sit anywhere but on the right side of the Bishop/President? Or that using nicknames like “Liz” instead of the full and proper “Elizabeth” is pretty much an abomination in the sight of God?
If any of this is news to you, then you just don’t know the holy precious sacred unwritten order of things. You can repent by listening to this episode as Glenn, Jake, Heather, and Bob smack down the 1996 Boyd K. Packer BYU devotional talk “The Unwritten Order of Things.”
Also — as a special easter egg — Glenn shares the myth “Old Lady Truth,” which is episode #1 of his new podcast MytholoGuy. Click here if you would like to subscribe and here to sign up on the MytholoGuy facebook page.
Ep 506 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 5
Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss finish up this 5-part series on McConkie’s 7 Deadly Heresies. We may not have covered everything perfectly. But good news. We don’t have to be perfect. Pass it on.
Ep 505 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 4
Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss #5 and #6 of McConkie’s deadly heresies. Namely, that people can progress from kingdom to kingdom in the eternities (#5) and that Adam is our God, the father of our spiritual and physical bodies, who traveled to earth from another planet (#6.) It’s a fun discussion that also explores the historical influenced on the “Monarch in the Sky” concept of God, as explained by Alan Watts. It’s a great episode. Enjoy.