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 518 – Bill Reel: Why I left the Mormon Church and what I now think about God
Glenn sits down with fellow sorta-Mormon podcaster Bill Reel to talk about podcasting, the reasons why he eventually left the church, and what he now thinks about Life, the Universe, and God
Ep 517 – A Manual for Creating Atheists: An Extended Smackdown Teaser
Last week, Infants on Thrones started the process of smacking down (or, probably “smacking-up” really) Peter Boghossian’s important and provocative book “A Manual for Creating Atheists.” We are approaching this in a different way than we have in the past, and you are invited to join us for the sausage-making “behind the scenes” elements of this journey. If you are so inclined, please come and support us on Patreon and be a part of this project as it unfolds.
Ep 516 – Smackdown: The Unwritten Order of Things
Did you know that if you take the sacrament with your left hand, it doesn’t really count? Or that it is disrespectful for the first counselor to sit anywhere but on the right side of the Bishop/President? Or that using nicknames like “Liz” instead of the full and proper “Elizabeth” is pretty much an abomination in the sight of God?
If any of this is news to you, then you just don’t know the holy precious sacred unwritten order of things. You can repent by listening to this episode as Glenn, Jake, Heather, and Bob smack down the 1996 Boyd K. Packer BYU devotional talk “The Unwritten Order of Things.”
Also — as a special easter egg — Glenn shares the myth “Old Lady Truth,” which is episode #1 of his new podcast MytholoGuy. Click here if you would like to subscribe and here to sign up on the MytholoGuy facebook page.
Ep 515 – Movie Review: Church and State
Bob is joined by Logan to review the documentary Church & State about the legalization of gay marriage in Utah. They also come up with the definitive top 5-ish list of Mormon documentaries.
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Ep 514 – Of Left and Right and Grumpy Old Men
Glenn and Bob are joined by one-time Mormon Stories Europe host Claudia Fox Reppen to discuss our meandering parallel journeys navigating politics, religion, and all things in between.
Ep 513 – Hunger Strike
Matt and Tom discuss the circumstances surrounding Sam Young’s ongoing Hunger Strike, with a focus on their experiences parenting in a post-mormon world.
Ep 512 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P2
The four noble truths. The eightfold path. The dangers of dogmatism. The suffering caused by over-attachment to an impermanent world. This is the 2nd half of Glenn’s interview with Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
Ep 511 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P1
Want to find peace even in the face of suffering? Noah did. Listen in as Glenn interviews Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
Ep 510 – Missionary Dream Log, P3
Glenn reads two more entries from his 1991 Mormon Missionary dream log, and also responds to an excellent listener comment providing Jungian analysis to a dream from part 2 of this series. When is a phallic symbol more than just a phallic symbol? Tune in to find out.