Mormonism LIVE: 034: Ask Us Almost Anything & More

This weeks episode will feature RFM and Bill Reel unveiling a new show under the Mormonism Discussion Inc. umbrella and some reflection on last weeks episode regarding Nelson’s flight and we touch on the passing of Robert Ritner and spend the last half of the Show doing an AMA. RESOURCES: https://backyardprofessor.org/ http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2021/07/robert-kreich-ritner-jr-1953-2021.html https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/general-conference-saturday-evening-session-update

The Backyard Professor: 003: Bayes’ Theorem, Alma and I

Often in Apologetics one finds pseudo logic. In todays Episode the Backyard Professor steps in to mediate between LDS Apologist Dan Peterson’s argument regarding Alma found here https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson/2019/07/alma-deception-and-i.html and Radio Free Mormon’s and Bill Reel’s Mormonism LIVE episode on Alma found here https://radiofreemormon.org/2020/12/mormonism-live-004-the-rise-and-fall-of-alma-the-apologetic/ Kerry Shirts talks about Bayes’ theorem and how one side uses that […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 009: Cafeteria Mormonism

Mormons on all sides of the spectrum talk about Cafeteria Mormonism. In this episode, Scott discusses his theory that everyone in the church is a Cafeteria Mormon. Each member of the church has a different level of understanding of the church and the world around them. Taking the concepts from the previous episode and meshing […]

The Backyard Professor: 001: Introduction

Kerry Shirts aka The Backyard Professor and host of this NEW podcast introduces himself and shares his excitement as we embark together on this new podcast. Kerry Shirts was a former LDS apologist who defended the Church and its truth claims. He was one of the founders of FAIR (Formerly FairMormon, Formerly FAIR) an apologetic […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 008: Mormon Tinted Glasses

Do we perceive the world around us objectively? How would we know? Why can’t our believing friends and family see the truth when we point it out to them through credible sources? As nuanced and post Mormons, we have all been on both sides of the problem of ignoring facts and cherry-picking information. In this […]

Mormonism LIVE: 032: Lindsay Hansen Park – Troubling Aspects of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

We sit down with Lindsay Hansen Park, host of “The Year of Polygamy” podcast and discuss the most troubling aspects of Joseph Smith’s polygamy and LDS Polygamy at large. Lucy Walker, the Partridge Sisters, Fanny Alger, Helen Mar Kimball, and others. RESOURCES:https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/ https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2017/12/premium-lucy-walker-spiritual-experiences/ https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2019/08/mormon-discussion-342-nancy-rigdon-and-the-happiness-letter/ mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2020/08/gospel-topic-essays-011-plural-marriage-in-kirtland-and-nauvoo/ http://wivesofjosephsmith.org/2021-EmilyandElizaPartridge.htm Also don’t forget to support Sunstone by purchasing the […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 007: Spiritual Fallacies

As we deconstruct religion, many of us are faced with the task of rationalizing spiritual experiences and understanding them in a new light. What if the spiritual experiences we had, regardless of their source, did not mean what we interpreted from them? What logical fallacies do we make when we have spiritual experiences, and what […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 006: Spiritual Bypassing

In this episode, Scott discusses the various types of spiritual bypassing common in the Mormon church and offers a few ways to interact with our friends and family that unknowingly bypass us emotionally. Wrapping it all together, Scott looks to Ernest Hemingway for inspiration on how to emotionally deal with a spiritual bypass. John Welwood […]