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 […]

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 […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 003: Harmonizing the Prophets

After posting a few of his Ruminations, Scott got a little pushback from believing members of the church in the Tiktok community. A few different members of the church recommended that he study Article of Faith 9. The articles of faith are claims of belief. In this episode, Scott addresses Article of Faith 9 as […]

Rameumptom Ruminations: 001: The Good Ship Zion

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 […]