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
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 […]
Today We explore a story President Nelson has told for years about a flight he was on in the 1970’s. He reports the plane’s engine exploding, the wing catching fire, a death spiral by the plane, the chaos aboard, and the plane’s landing in a farmer’s field. This story had many questioning the truthfulness of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today we catch up on current events namely discussing the recent property purchases by the Church in Washington and Hawaii. We then discuss the recent language of judgement by famous LDS author and now General Authority (second counselor in the Young Men general presidency) Brad Wilcox about how those who leave can be seen to […]
RFM sits down with Kerry Shirts, former believer, former director of research for FAIR (Formerly FairMormon, formerly FAIR), former apologist known as the Backyard Professor. Kerry discusses his time as an apologist defending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his subsequent loss of belief.
Four people stand before God to be judged, each from a different time, with a unique list of commandments for them to follow to enter heaven. This is a thought experiment of Scott’s making called The Shifting Commandments Dilemma. If we believe in God what are we to understand about his code of Morals based […]
In this episode, Scott examines the Russian Nobleman thought experiment and what implications this concept has on the impermanence of a person’s ideals. Is a person still themselves if they think differently as an adult than they did as a child? Your answer to this question has significant implications on the covenants we make at […]
The Good Ship Zion is a term used in the Mormon church to refer to itself. In the first episode of Rameumptom Ruminations, Scott discusses the Ship of Theseus thought experiment. It is an age-old philosophical concept of the nature of things. Give this new podcast a listen as we explore the implications this thought […]
We sit down with author, Spencer Wright, to talk about Logical Fallacies. We will examine a few ways in which certain fallacies are used in Mormonism and help the viewer/listener grasp how irrational certain apologetic arguments are. How Mormon Apologists carefully move the person investigating truth claims and history to making room for anything that […]
Jon Ogden joins Kattie and Allan to discuss his new solution to the question, “How do we go about teaching our children in a mixed faith family?” Jon and his partners have developed Uplift Kids, a great online teaching resource for families of any religious situation. On Uplift Kids, you have over 30 existing lessons, […]
Kattie and Allan discuss the tender topic of supporting a friend through an official LDS Disciplinary Council. Friend of the podcast, Natasha Helfer has been summoned to a Membership Council (Disciplinary Council) on Sunday April 18th. Kattie and Allan discuss their support of Natasha and how you can support as well.