Independence Day 2016

Listener Essay

Posted July 3rd, 2016

A never-Mormon from England stumbled across Infants on Thrones and tells us who she is and what she thinks.  A woman comes to terms with her reaction to her drag Queen husband.  A physician who suffers from Crohns Disease explains the psychological and emotional impact of daily chronic pain, and a way that understanding changes the traditional narrative of Jesus bleeding from every pore in the Atonement.  These are just a few of the many excellent listener essays in  today’s Infant Compilation.  They are all very good, except for the bad parts.  (that’s not a slam — it’s a reference to one of the essays.  You’ll see what I mean)

  • Thomas Moore

    Hmmmm? All of these NOMs are just kidding themselves. To me it’s like asking your abuser and children’s abuser, “Just be a little more gentle”?!?! https://www.facebook.com/NowThisFuture/videos/1163340360373809/

  • Larry

    I agree Glenn. The variety and unique insights of these essays are fantastic. Keep them coming. Well done.

  • I’m a story junky. I have to carefully moderate my access to TED Talks and the Moth Story Hour so that I don’t forget to eat or pee or important shit like that. Anyway, the stories in this episode were excellent! Each of them bears multiple listenings.

    Thanks to IoT and everyone who contributed. It was a great listen.

  • Mensch

    “It’s great, except for … the bad parts.” BRILLIANT insight on how the church’s logic regarding entertainment becomes an argument against the church when the analysis is reversed. https://goo.gl/nnakfQ

    • TigranMetz

      The New Yorker me would respond, “Ok… Want a fucking cookie?”

      Ha! Awesome essay!

  • Thomas Moore

    I’m not a fan of NOMs or many of the support groups that they try to form. I am a gay man, but had and still have problems with Affirmation, “Sit with Me”, Mormon Allies, Mama Dragons, etc… Where were the Mama Dragons for all of the little girls that get told such lies and told their only worth is as a child bearer? It’s like trying to ask an abuser, “Can you be more gentle in tone and speech?” Remember the whole corporation is nothing more than a big Butt Plug. Enjoyable for some?!?! Irritating and disgusting to most, especially if left in and on for 24/7. And that folks is my “The More You Know” statement: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisFuture/videos/1163340360373809/

  • Sirpa Leppänen

    You played NIGHTWISH!!!!!!!! YAY! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys rock! I was a big fan before, but now it’s a huge love affair. And oh, BTW, They’re Finnish! 😊

    • HK

      Nightwish was part of the audio that I sent in for my listener essay. I’m obsessed! That’s my favorite song. Fun to find another fan 🙂

    • HK

      I put Nightwish in with my listener essay on “The Bad Parts”. It’s my favorite band. I learned about them when I was studying the Finnish accent in an acting class. Are you Finnish?

  • Nancy

    👍 to all who contributed to this episode