I discuss a subject Mormon author Terryl Givens describes, (Feeding the Flock) yet he stops far short of where the discussion logically ought to go. He is making an impression, which in itself is not accurate. I share my concerns with numerous examples of how to think through the psychological manipulation occurring in Mormonism today.
A listener asked a fantastic question that I thought would benefit the audience as we enter the holiday season. How do we communicate and deal with loved ones after a faith transition? To answer this question, Scott borrows from stoic philosophy borrowing the metaphor of the archer from Cicero, a Roman philosopher. The dichotomy of […]
How a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints navigates the feeling of not belonging anyplace while still actually belonging every place. Great tips for fostering friendships with people who don’t think exactly like yourself. The Restoration Table https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRestorationTable https://www.facebook.com/groups/therestorationtable The moral roots of liberals and conservatives – Jonathan Haidt https://youtu.be/8SOQduoLgRw […]
Continuing with the discussion of the Demarcation Problem as presented by Karl Popper, Scott examines the concept of the shelf. Everything on the shelf falls into one of two categories: Falsifiable and Non-Falsifiable. Sources Popper, K. R. (1959). The logic of scientific discovery. University Press.
On November 12, 2021, Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ First Presidency addressed the community in a meeting. The meeting included Question and Answer on the University of Virginia Campus. In that Q&A Elder Oaks is asked about his treatment and his own development of views on […]
November 30th is Giving Day! Help Kattie and Allan in their efforts to continue their work in the mixed faith arena by donating today. Donations can be made on the official fundraiser page or via venmo (@marriageonatightrope). On this episode Kattie and Allan share a few unique emails and fun connections they’ve made through the […]
Karl Popper introduced the idea of falsifiability to better understand what constitutes science and what is pseudoscience. In this episode, Scott examines Latter-Day Saint or Mormon truth claims through the lens of falsifiability. How many of the articles of faith can be falsified? What about the items you put on your shelf? Sources Popper, K. […]
Wednesday Nov. 24th, RFM and Bill sat down with Denver Snuffer and discuss his life and the happenings around the Christian fellowships of “the Remnants” movement. Denver Snuffer is an author of Restorationist devotional books, a lecturer, a speculative theologian, and a revelator to fellowships of the remnants movement, a spiritual movement in schism with […]
Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend can bring so many emotions to the surface when spending time with your family and loved ones. In this episode we share our Thrive presentation with all of our listeners. How can we have closer relationships with those friends and family we would like to keep in our lives? We give […]
While listening to a recent Mormonism Live episode from September 2021 called episode 39 When mission presidents behave badly, implications of Elder Oaks famous quote became glaringly uncomfortable in Scott’s mind. In this episode, Scott makes the connection between Elder Oaks explanation of the logic behind his teaching and the actual practice within the church […]
René Steelman is a retired Interior Designer with a degree in “life experience”. Having parented 6 children and indulging 14 grandchildren, her eyes where recently opened to truths and knowledge formally not given to her. Her podcast addresses women especially living their 3rd act with hesitation and self-doubt. In today’s episode of “Go Gray Dame” […]
Preparing on a short week with our focus on Thrive & the Midnight Mormon’s Debate with RFM has us selecting an interesting topic that is light and fun. So Wednesday November 17th RFM and Bill Reel dive into the old folklore surrounding Bigfoot being none other than Cain. The origination story, and how Prophets, Seer’s, […]