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

Smackdown

Posted April 29th, 2018

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???)

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

Panel Discussion

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.

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Ep 475 – Week of Tannehill – The Unintentional Racist

Panel Discussion

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!!!

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Ep 472 – Week of Tannehill – The Apostasy

Panel Discussion

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!)

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

Smackdown

Posted March 11th, 2018

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

And you can sign up to support us on Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/Infants

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Ep 436 – The Religion of Science? – Part 2

Panel Discussion

Posted January 18th, 2018

Randy, Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt conclude their discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview.

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Ep 435 – The Religion of Science? – Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted January 16th, 2018

What does it mean to be open-minded vs. closed-minded?  We experienced some kind of “open vs. closed” clash of ideologies when we challenged and deconstructed the dogmas of Mormonism, right?  So what do we do with that now?  And what about the accusations that some of us simply substituted the cultural dogmas of Mormonism for the cultural dogmas of Science?

Listen in as Randy totally keeps his cool (eh hem…) while joining Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt in a discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview.  And don’t miss the special easter egg parody about the press conference announcing the new LDS Prophet at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg&t=611s

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Ep 431 – Sapiens: More Fiction about Fictions – Part 2

Panel Discussion

Posted December 31st, 2017

Could a scientific mythology could bring balance to the force and peace & harmony to the galaxy? Listen in to Part 2 of this panel discussion of the book Sapiens with some responses to listener comments about “fiction” and “myth.”

A source about the common characteristics of mythology:

https://faculty.gcsu.edu/custom-website/mary-magoulick/defmyth.htm

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Ep 429 – Sapiens: The Fiction about Fictions – Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted December 24th, 2017

Glenn shares a piece of the previously unpublished Sapiens discussion with Heather, Jake, Randy, John Dehlin, and Andrew Evans to talk about the question of fiction. What is a fiction? What is a myth? How does the Mormon “War in Heaven” story function in Mormon culture? How does the “Big Bang” story function in secular culture? Are they both fictions? Are they both myths? Listen in as the Infants discuss, and then weigh in yourself on the debate by filling out the following brief survey:

https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=8ipem

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Ep 423 – Infants on Louis C.K., Sexual Misconduct, and Moral Panic

Panel Discussion

Posted November 19th, 2017

Bob is joined by Glenn, Tom, Matt, Randy, and friend-of-the-show Lindsay Hansen Park to discuss comedian Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the context of “the reckoning,” the post Harvey Weinstein moment. See below for a couple of resources mentioned in the episode.

When Does a Watershed Become a Sex Panic?
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/when-does-a-watershed-become-a-sex-panic

 

How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work
https://www.ted.com/talks/gretchen_carlson_how_we_can_end_sexual_harassment_at_work

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