RFM and Bill Reel tackle the two Hills Cumorah theory. The explain how Cumorah fits within our scriptures, show us how it was understood and taught all through early Church history and when in the modern times it changed and how that course adjustment has the Church approaching it today. To the believers who always […]
I was recently honored to be asked to give a presentation before the Mormonism and Western Esotericism Group. My address on the subject of Ancient Hebrew Numerology in the Book of Mormon was warmly received, and we had a wonderful time talking about it and related subjects during the second half of the evening. I […]
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.
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 […]
Using a recent video published by the LDS Church titled “How Can It Not Be True”, RFM and Bill Reel take this short 1 minute and 15 second video that attempts to impose faulty evidence and faulty reasoning as proving the Church is true and decimate it. When they are finished, answering the question How […]
Was Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews a potential source for Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon? That is the question RFM tackles in this important episode hosted by Dr. John Dehlin. After having heard about this allegation since the 1980s, RFM finally took the time to get View of the Hebrews and methodically work his […]
Now that new research has established the dependency of Joseph Smith’s Bible translation on the Adam Clarke Bible Commentary, RFM launches into a spate of new and additional ideas and inferences that can be drawn from this conclusion. RFM shows how the Adam Clarke Bible Commentary may not only have influenced the JST, but also […]
Today I dissect Jacob Chapter 5: The Allegory of the Olive Tree. This chapter has been shoved down the throat of believers as an evidence of the Book of Mormon’s divine origins. Olive horticulture is unique we were told. Joseph couldn’t have possibly known the concepts therein. How one grafts, dungs, burns, plants, and nourishes […]