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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.

Ep 500 – Missionary Discussions: The Smackdown, Part 1

Glenn is joined by two never-mo’s, Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson of The Steady Trade Podcast, to begin smacking down the missionary discussions that Glenn used as a missionary back in the early 1990’s.

Ep 494 – The Hoax

Yesterday, on May 17 2018, Jonathan Streeter leveraged news of a real meeting between leaders of the Mormon church and  the NAACP to create a fake apology from the Mormon Church regarding its history of institutional racism.  Zandra Vranes, from Sistas in Zion, responded to this hoax on a live stream FB video that was one of the most amazing things I have ever heard and seen.  It’s all very complicated.  Today, Glenn shares his reaction to both Jonathan’s Hoax and Zandra’s response.

 

The Hoax:

https://www.mormon-newsroom.org/multimedia/file/President-Nelson-Meets-With-NAACP-Offers-Apology-for-History-of-Racism.pdf

 

Zandra’s video response:

LDS Apology for Racism is Fake

To the people who just retraumatized Black people in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. May God have mercy on your souls…

Posted by Sistas in Zion on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ep 480 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 3

Have you ever thought that getting married/sealed in the temple guarantees your salvation?  WRONG!  What about the thought that baptisms for the dead give sinners a second chance at redemption?  WRONG AGAIN!  Don’t get complacent!  Don’t start thinking you are doing just fine!!  Don’t ever ever ever ever think that you don’t need the CHURCH or the BIG AND IMPORTANT leaders (ever)!  Listen in as Glenn, John, Randy, Bob, and special guest Mike Tannehill smack down the 3rd and 4th most deadly of heresies as outlined with absolute certainty by an infallible apostle of Jesus Christ.  (Irony?  Hyperbole? Facetiousness?  Where???)

Ep 466 – The Slow Track Program: A mini Smackdown

Glenn, Matt, and Scott review a Mormon satire piece called: “The Slow-Track Program!”  We also tease the imminent return of…. wait for it….

Nah.  You’ll just have to listen.

http://spirituallythinking.blogspot.com/2010/03/slow-track-program.html

Ep 462 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 1

How deadly can a heresy be?  Listen in as Glenn, John, Bob, and Randy smack down some Bruce R. McConkie and figure it all out.  So that you don’t have to.

The BYU Speeches (highly amended) transcript is here:
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bruce-r-mcconkie_seven-deadly-heresies/

The un-amended audio can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMLH6csjYDQ

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Ep 420 – Masculine Manly Men: The Smackdown – Part 1

Mass shootings. Sexual assault. Why do men keep doing horrible things? Glenn, Matt, Jake, Lindsay, and Paige smack around the article “Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This” by author Charlie Hoehn.

https://byrslf.co/thoughts-on-the-vegas-shooting-14af397cee2c

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