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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 508 – Latter Day Infant Missionaries

Panel Discussion

Posted July 28th, 2018

What happens when two mormon missionaries unknowingly knock on Matt Long’s door?  This episode.  That’s what.

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Ep 506 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 5

Smackdown

Posted July 24th, 2018

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.

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Ep 505 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 4

Smackdown

Posted July 22nd, 2018

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.

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Ep 501 – On Death and Truth and Why Some Stay

Interview

Posted July 8th, 2018

Glenn, Tom and Randy sit down with Christian Braithwaite, author of “Open Letter to Mormonism” and 2nd place winner in the most recent Listener Essay contest to discuss his essay, how to deal with tragedies like death after rejecting a belief in an afterlife, and how to define things like “truth.”  We also talk with Christian’s wife Cassandra, a licensed social worker, about her experience with Christian’s faith crisis, some of the problems she sees in the Mormon church, and the reasons why she chooses to stay.

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Ep 497 – Contest Winners and (sorta) “Best Of” Minisodes of Yore

Minisode

Posted June 1st, 2018

Glenn announces the winners of the May 2018 Listener Essay contest and then breathes new life into six fantastic Infant minisodes of the past.

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Jake

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Tom

Ep 496 – The Trouble with God, P2

Interview

Posted May 27th, 2018

Glenn and Randy finish their conversation with Chris Matheson about his new book, The Trouble with God, where the God of the Old Testament takes a satitical stroll through The Book of Mormon.

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Ep 495 – The Trouble with God, P1

Interview

Posted May 20th, 2018

Glenn and Randy sit down with Chris Matheson, author of “The Story of God: A Biblical Story of Love (and Hate)” and its follow-up “The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment).  In this episode, we discuss his general interest in religion, his career in film starting as co-creator of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and the comedy gold he first found in the Bible for “The Story with God” and The Book of Mormon for his newest book, “The Trouble with God.”

Chris’s new book can be purchased here:  The Trouble with God

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Ep 483 – Meet the Remarkably Remarkable Liz

Interview

Posted May 5th, 2018

What does it mean to be remarkable?  Randy and Glenn sit down with Liz, reigning champion of our February 2018 Listener Essay contest, to talk about what it is like to search for meaning in life after leaving the Mormon church.

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Ep 482 – Meet the Incredulous Pete Nixon

Interview

Posted May 3rd, 2018

Randy and Glenn sit down with Pete Nixon, 3rd place winner of the last essay contest, to talk about Pete’s experience with families and homeschooling and leaving the Mormon church.

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