Today we take a look at the Logical Fallacy of the Straw Man argument and juxtapose it against what it means to Steel Man someone. A Straw Man argument is when you misrepresent someone’s argument to make it easier to attack. We define a Straw Man argument, share an example, discuss how to incorporate good […]
Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we discuss Elevation Emotion which is the idea that Elevation is an emotion elicited by witnessing virtuous acts of remarkable moral goodness. It is experienced as a distinct feeling of warmth and expansion that is accompanied by appreciation and affection for the individual whose exceptional conduct is being observed. […]
Today On Mormon Discussion, Bill Reel dives into the idea once you grasp how fallible modern Church leaders are, taking the next step to grasp at just how fallible ancient servants of God were. Once one wrestles with that the discussion turns to how much trust one should place in God’s servants who are in […]
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!
Jack Naneek and Bill Reel sit down to discuss spiritual experiences, telepathy, healing, and precognition. Priesthood, truth claims, and exclusive rights to wield God magic are considered. The first half of life is compared with the second half of life. Literalism, symbology, and personal spiritual guidance are analyzed. Yes. It’s a long episode! But, in […]
Today Radio Free Mormon, finds himself deep behind enemy lines, as he tackles the recent retraction of the faith promoting story told by Elder Jeffrey R Holland about one brother finding his long lost sibling while on his mission. Take a deep breath, grab your ice cold herbal tea, and enjoy an intellectual walk though the […]
Today’s episode is my Gospel Essentials lesson on Obedience (Chapter 35 in the Gospel Principles Book). We talk about Obedience as the First Law of Heaven, Fowler’s Stages of Faith, Exceptions to the Rule, and most importantly our Inner Authority and that authority as the ultimate source of truth. I offer these as examples of […]
Have you received him? There’s more to it then hands on your head! Might you consider the following talks as you go through this podcast and study what it takes to truly receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Elder Bednar -“Ye Must Be Born Again” – http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/04/ye-must-be-born-again?lang=eng&query=born+again+(name%3a%22David+A.+Bednar%22) Elder D. Todd Christofferson – “Born Again” […]