Infants on Thrones

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Ep 461 – The Complete NEW Book of Abraham

Glenn finishes off chapters 4 and 5 of the NEW Book of Abraham project.  This was read live and discussed with a small audience in Mesa, Arizona, in the first of what will be a regular weekly Wednesday Night Live recording session, open to the general public, from 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesday nights.  Check the Infant’s Facebook page for details.

Ep 431 – Sapiens: More Fiction about Fictions – Part 2

Could a scientific mythology could bring balance to the force and peace & harmony to the galaxy? Listen in to Part 2 of this panel discussion of the book Sapiens with some responses to listener comments about “fiction” and “myth.”

A source about the common characteristics of mythology:

https://faculty.gcsu.edu/custom-website/mary-magoulick/defmyth.htm

Ep 429 – Sapiens: The Fiction about Fictions – Part 1

Glenn shares a piece of the previously unpublished Sapiens discussion with Heather, Jake, Randy, John Dehlin, and Andrew Evans to talk about the question of fiction. What is a fiction? What is a myth? How does the Mormon “War in Heaven” story function in Mormon culture? How does the “Big Bang” story function in secular culture? Are they both fictions? Are they both myths? Listen in as the Infants discuss, and then weigh in yourself on the debate by filling out the following brief survey:

https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=8ipem

Ep 142 – The Christmas Jesus and stuff

John Hamer stops by again to talk about the Historical Jesus with Glenn, Allison, and Bob.

Of course we talk about other stuff, too, like belief, and Bob’s endless fascination with Hamer’s “you-say-you’re-a-Christian-Pastor-but-you-don’t-sound-like-a-Christian-Pastor what can I do with this lamb in lamb’s clothing” thing.

And oh yeah, we talk about Christmas a little bit, too, and ask the question, “do you really need to throw the baby Jesus out with all of the mythological bathwater?”

(Answer: No.  No, you don’t.)

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