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Can people really choose what they believe? Are any of us really “free” to choose anything at all? We don’t know. But we’re going to talk about it anyway.
So listen in as Randy, Jake, Glenn, John Hamer and El Tom Perry (aka “the Tom”) dance around and around in word circles. Cuz they are fun word circles. They just are.
King Follett Re-visited
Glenn is joined by John Hamer, Chelsea Shields Strayer, and Brother Jake Frost to discussion The King Follett Discourse.
The King Follett Discourse
No really. This is the actual King Follett Discourse. We actually, truly, beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt travelled back in time to record it. (Yeah, deified Infants can travel through time. Duh! Where do you think we got our cool hover boards?)
Nauvoo Polygamy Smackdown
John Hamer joins Glenn, Jake, Matt, and Randy to discuss the Mormon Church’s recent LDS.org essay “Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo.”
Matt, Tom, Bob, Randy, and Glenn discuss the latest essay on LDS.org: Becoming Like God
The King Follett discourse is also discussed — which is, of course, the source for the name of our podcast, “Infants on Thrones.” If anyone wants to listen to a dramatized version of King Follett, there is one on youtube that sounds eerily familiar and infantile. King Follett YouTube.
Who Wrote the Book of Mormon – Part 2
Glenn and Randy continue the discussion on who wrote the Book of Mormon and are joined by Dr. Craig Criddle, a professor at Stanford University who believes the Book of Mormon had several authors. The discussion centers around the “Spalding–Rigdon theory” of Book of Mormon authorship.
Who Wrote the Book of Mormon – Part 1
Who wrote the Book of Mormon? Did Joseph Smith really translate an ancient record from golden plates through the power of God? Did he simply make up the story himself? Or did he collude with other men and plagiarize a mysterious unpublished novel? In part one of this three part series, Glenn and Randy interview historian John Hamer to discuss the theory of Joseph Smith as sole author.