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Ep 525 – Culture vs. Doctrine

Smackdown

Posted October 4th, 2018

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!

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Ep 523 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 4 – RELATIVISM

Smackdown

Posted September 23rd, 2018

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.

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Ep 522 – Smackdown: The Excommunication Rap

Smackdown

Posted September 20th, 2018

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.

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Ep 521 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 3

Smackdown

Posted September 16th, 2018

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.”

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Ep 520 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 2

Smackdown

Posted September 9th, 2018

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.”

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Ep 519 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 1

Smackdown

Posted September 1st, 2018

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.

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Ep 517 – A Manual for Creating Atheists: An Extended Smackdown Teaser

Posted August 23rd, 2018

Last week, Infants on Thrones started the process of smacking down (or, probably “smacking-up” really) Peter Boghossian’s important and provocative book “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”  We are approaching this in a different way than we have in the past, and you are invited to join us for the sausage-making “behind the scenes” elements of this journey.   If you are so inclined, please come and support us on Patreon and be a part of this project as it unfolds.

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Ep 516 – Smackdown: The Unwritten Order of Things

Smackdown

Posted August 18th, 2018

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.

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Ep 514 – Of Left and Right and Grumpy Old Men

Panel Discussion

Posted August 14th, 2018

Glenn and Bob are joined by one-time Mormon Stories Europe host Claudia Fox Reppen to discuss our meandering parallel journeys navigating politics, religion, and all things in between.

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Ep 512 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P2

Interview

Posted August 8th, 2018

The four noble truths.  The eightfold path.  The dangers of dogmatism.  The suffering caused by over-attachment to an impermanent world.  This is the 2nd half of Glenn’s interview with Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”

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