Ep 459 – Explaining Mormonism to Other Religions

Panel Discussion

Posted March 4th, 2018

Bob joins Eiynah (an ex-Muslim) and Al (an ex-Catholic / ex-Neo-Pagan) to discuss the intersection of tech and religion. But Bob also ends up representing Mormonism for a new audience and gets to explain “basic” doctrines like┬áresurrection, polygamy, Kolob, baptisms for the dead, and more.

If you are interested in hearing more from Eiynah, check out her excellent interview with Sam Harris:

https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/episode-17-sam-harris

Bob

  • Swaggy

    It’s kinda nice that people from other conservative faiths understand us a lot better than we assume.

  • Go, Bob!

  • Dale Lowry

    Hey Bob,

    Just a heads up that belief in a literal resurrection is not peculiarly Mormon. It’s pretty common in Christianity, even among the more liberal denominations. I grew up going to a Methodist church, and every week we said the Apostles Creed, which includes: “I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”

    Individual members and theologians may interpret that metaphorically, but official doctrine in many, many churches is that there will be a literal resurrection.

    • I didn’t realize that I gave the impression that Mormonism and Mormonism only believed in a literal resurrection. That would be pretty ironic, considering how we discussed the topic of exclusivity. ­čÖé

      That said, I don’t know much about literal resurrection doctrines outside of Mormonism. This is true, would love to learn more and compare notes.