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Ep 524 – Believing Parents

How do you relate to believing parents when it is clear that you no longer believe in many things that are most important to them?  Would you give your believing father a priesthood blessing even after resigning from the Mormon church?  Matt and his wife Kristin talk to Tom about the difficulty of connecting and communicating with our believing parents and share a recent example of a challenging but incredibly rewarding act of love.  Matt’s “So Many Later’s” Spotify Playslist.

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 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 508 – Latter Day Infant Missionaries

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

Ep 503 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 2

Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake finish (for now…) their discussion of the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

Ep 502 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 1

What is truth?  Is there a difference between truth and fact?  And where can real truth be found after rejecting the one-time source of One-True-Truth that is the Mormon Church?  Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake discuss the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

Ep 501 – On Death and Truth and Why Some Stay

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.

Ep 499 – Sabrina

Tom sits down with Jordan and Katie to talk about losing their teenage daughter Sabrina to suicide.

Links:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 1-866-488-7386

Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

Utah County Crisis Line: 1-801-691-5433 (LIFE)

University Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) 1-801-583-2500

Unequally yoked podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jordan-needles/unequally-yoked

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