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3 years ago
soutskeptic
This may me of Interest. INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR DAVID CONLEY NELSON Q: How did you become interested in researching the Mormons’ relationship with the Nazis? A: Two people very close to me stoked my interest. My stepson learned in Sunday school that his Mormon forebears fled to Utah to escape American frontier persecution, and that missionaries had been oppressed abroad. In his sev
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
David Conley Nelson bio: David Conley Nelson received his Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M University in 2012. He earned an M.A. in History from Texas A&M in 2000, a B.A. in French from the University of Houston in 1997, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1975. David received the Juanita Brooks Award for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual c
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Author and historian Dave Nelson to speak This lecture should be outstanding! Place: The Red Lion, St. George Utah Time: 2 PM Date: Sunday March 6th MORONI AND THE SWASTIKA Mormons in Nazi Germany By David Conley Nelson While Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist government was persecuting Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses and driving forty-two small German religious sects undergr
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
The Southern Utah PostMormon Association has another great lecture lined up first Sunday in February at 2 pm at the Red Lion Hotel, 850 South Bluff Street. We will be welcoming a guest speaker from northern Utah (Lehi): Joe Rawlins is the ex-Mormon author of The Korihor Argument: A Missionary’s Journey Out of Mormonism. Rawlins grew up in Mesa, AZ as a devout Mormon and confronted his
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Scholars Matthew Harris and Newell Bringhurst will talk about their new book: The Mormon Church and Blacks- A Documentary History Newell Bringhurst will discuss early blacks who were ordained to the Priesthood during Joseph Smith's era, polygamy and the ban, lineage and the ban, etc. Matt Harris will discuss: Mormons and Civil Rights, BYU Athletic Protests, IRS pressure on the Mormon church t
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Many of us here have found academic rigor and critical thinking equals enlightenment. How much do we extend this thought process to what is presented us in everyday life? In our search for a conclusion do we have an idea of what good evidence looks like and are we willing to continually question our "own" assumptions? Our December 6th lecture is one which guarantee's to broade
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
An additional proposal for the LDS Church, All Children of Apostates shall not be baptized unless they renounce their parents. Run the children through the worthiness catechism: Do you affiliate with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or do you sympathize with the precepts of any s
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Listen Live: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/new-lds-church-policy-same-sex-families Program repeats at 7 PM then available via podcast. News broke last week that the LDS Church was adopting new policies aimed at married same-sex couples and their children. Mormons in a same-sex marriage will now be considered apostates and could be subject to disciplinary hearings and excommunication. Their chi
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Southern Utah Ex/Postmormon's to meet November 1st at the Red Lion in St. George We will hear a return and report on the October Exmormon Conference. Come and enjoy a recap of the lectures and More! Place: Red Lion Hotel Time 2 PM (Remember the Time Change- Fall back one hour) Date: Sunday November 1st For more information email soutpostmormons@hotmail.com
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
The Southern Utah Ex/PostMormon Association to meet October 4th Place: St. George, Utah at the Red Lion affiliation 850 So. Bluff St. St. George Utah Time: 2 PM- Red Lion Restaurant Come and examine the LDS Churches admission of the Rock in the Hat story. LDS Apologist Daniel Peterson offers this explanation in the following Deseret News article. http://www.deseretnews.com/
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
David Bigler made reference to Religious fanaticism and our not learning from history. Brings to mind the following: “Are you for God?” and if you are not heartily on the Lord’s side, you will be hewn down.” Brigham Young March 2, 1856 Journal of Discourse Vol. 3:226 ________________________________________________________________ Also if I recall correctly W
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Here’s an excellent podcast to bring you up to date on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. Click on the podcast link below. David Bigler, Revisionist Historian http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/david-bigler-revisionist-historian Wednesday, our guest is David Bigler, a “revisionist historian” of the 19th century Utah and Mormon story. For nearly 50 years, Bigler has been a prolific writer and i
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
I found the program presenting the history in a very civil non-judgmental way. Even so extremely damaging for the Church.
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Tuesday, we’re talking about seer stones, the instruments Mormons believe Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon. Last week, the LDS Church published a photo of one stone, likening it to Biblical objects that helped people “communicate spiritually.” Historians Matthew Bowman and Benjamin Park join us to explain how these types of objects were used in early 19th century America (i
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Wednesday’s guest is Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan, whose latest book explores the bipolar nature of divine violence in both the Old and New Testaments. On the one hand, God and Jesus assert messages of love and equity for mankind. Then suddenly, plowshares are beaten into swords and horses are up to their bridles in blood. Crossan joins guest host Elaine Clark to discuss whether God is
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Thursday, we’re talking about living life without religious influence. In the last few decades, “no religion” has become the fastest growing religious identification. And yet, many people worry that a life without religion is inherently problematic. How do you deal with death, develop a moral code, or experience transcendence without religion? Phil Zuckerman studies the secular life, and he
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Great program! Replays at 7 PM and then podcast.
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Church is not going to like this interview. Hats off to Greg Prince for sharing his knowledge.
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
As a lifelong servant of the LDS church, apostle Boyd K. Packer was admired for being a bold speaker, a dedicated teacher, and a protector of conservative doctrine. However, his outspoken condemnation of feminists, LGBT people, and intellectuals, among other actions, brought him plenty of scorn and controversy. His passing late last week leaves a glaring hole in the church’s upper administratio
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Age and Leadership in the LDS Church Thursday, Doug is joined by Mormon scholars Richard Bushman and Gregory Prince for a conversation about the Presidency of the LDS Church. President Thomas S. Monson is 87 years old, and there are unconfirmed rumors that he may be suffering from some form of dementia. There have been similar issues with past Presidents, and with an average age of 80 for the hi
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
amyjo- email me at soutpostmormons@hotmail.com and we can arrange for you to be on the mailing list. soutskeptic
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
ExMormon Conference presenter and past Southern Utah PostMormon Chapter leader Arza Evans will share his journey as the author of the book THE KEYSTONE OF MORMONISM. Arza will reveal why he had to have his book printed outside of Utah, how writing the book changed his life, the personal cost with his excommunication both positive and negative reaction to the books printing. Those of us who kn
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Come and roll your Easter Eggs with the Ex/Southern Utah PostMormon Association Sunday April 5th, 2015 Board poster Tapir Whisper will address: The LDS Church's essay on the Book of Abraham is examined and why it fails to rehabilitate the book's claim of authenticity. Those of us who have attended Tapir Whispers lecturer know they are outstanding, both in his research and presentation.
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Southern Utah Ex/PostMormon Association will be March 1st 2 PM at the Lexington Hotel- 850 So. Bluff St. St. George, Utah Two outstanding PostMormon's will share their enlightenments, disclosing the events and history that changed their lives forever. Come and enjoy the fellowship of likeminded questioners. Refreshments will be served. For further information email SoUtPostMormons@ho
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Mormonism is experiencing a "95 These" moment. http://www.history.com/topics/martin-luther-and-the-95-theses
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Tuesday, Doug is joined by John Dehlin, whose popular podcast Mormon Storiesfocuses on “exploring, celebrating, and challenging Mormon culture in constructive ways.” It’s a mission that’s put him at odds with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Sunday, they held a disciplinary council to decide whether he will be excommunicated. We’ll talk with Dehlin about his religious
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made headlines by announcing its support of LGBT anti-discrimination laws. But leaders also expressed deep concern over religious liberty and called for laws to protect churches and individuals when acting “in accordance with their beliefs.” Wednesday, we’re gathering legal experts to answer questions at the heart of the Church’s
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Doug Bowen, long-time member of the Southern Utah PostMormon group, will be this Sunday's speaker. Doug has been teaching a class on Mark Twain at Dixie State University with the Institute For Continued Learning. Begun in September 2014, it is one of the most popular new classes ever offered by ICL, attracting over 150 students. One of the best-attended was the November 18 session on "Mar
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
An examination of the Churches latest Block Buster Essay on Polygamy. Does the Essay embrace an honest effort to be open and honest with a troubling history or a clever gloss over? Come and find out, 2 PM January 4th, Lexington Hotel- 850 S. Bluff St. St. George, Utah Refreshments will be served. For further info email Skeptic soutpostmormons@hotmail.com
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4 years ago
soutskeptic
Dec 4 2014 It may not be breaking news that LDS church founder Joseph Smith practiced polygamy. And yet, many were shocked when the church released an essay last month acknowledging the ages, number, and marital status of Smith’s wives, including a 14-year-old girl. Thursday, we’re examining how Mormons have reacted to the essay. We'll examine how common conception of Smith's plural marriage
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