Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, We explore the Institutional mechanism of “Tattle Telling”. We explore both the Formal mechanisms as well as the informal. How High Demand Fundamentalist Religions incorporate ideas such as the internet being bad, that questions are good but doubts are bad, and how cultures of reporting people for discrediting the […]
In this episode Wendy Perry illustrates the harm that self-justification can do to individuals and organizations. “Mistakes were made, but not by me”, has become an all too common trope in modern culture. This “past-exonerative” positioning allows us to avoid true apologies and taking responsibility. Through fascinating stories we learn how our brains trick us […]
Today On Mormon Discussion, We discuss Seers. What is a Seer within the Old Testament. How does the Book of Mormon frame such a word. What is Jesus as heard through the D&C stating? How about Moroni as a spiritual post-mortal being? How does the modern Church today define a Seer? And lastly is the […]
Are Modern Prophets the same as Ancient Prophets and Ancient Apostles? Today we dissect three audio quotes of Elder Oaks where he seems to acknowledge and validate that they are not. That while Ancient Apostles and prophets were witnesses of a manifestation of some sort in regards to their witness of Christ while Modern Prophets […]
Jack Naneek shares stories of worry and grief. Most of us experience loneliness. Most of us experience anxiety. But, people from all places and across all cultures also share stories of comfort, healing and help from beyond. Maybe something bigger is watching us, helping us, and loving us. And that’s comforting indeed!
RFM todays tackles the awareness of LDS Leaders that the Church is losing members in a mass apostacy. In this part 2 episode RFM how much LDS leaders know that Mormonism is no longer growing. Using Marlin Jenson’s statement that “The fifteen men really do know, and they really care. And they realize that maybe […]
RFM todays tackles the growth of the Church. In this part 1 episode RFM dives into how the Church used growth as a witness of the truthfulness of the Church in past decades and utilized the Book of Daniel and the Stone cut out of the mountain without hands. Then he takes multiple General Conference […]
Wendy explores anger in the master class on how to manage this sometimes confusing emotion. She makes a case for the benefits of channeling the power of anger as well as teaching us how to avoid its potential pitfalls. Some personal stories are shared and good old brass tacks advice on communication in marriage and […]
When one spouse experience a transition in faith, it’s common to see their research and study to occur completely independent of the believing spouse. Allan and Kattie discuss their experience of learning about troubling information about the church and how much of that process they have done together.