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3 years ago
soutskeptic
The LDS Church ended the practice of polygamy more than a century ago, but author and activist Carol Lynn Pearson says the idea is “alive and unwell” in Mormon theology. According to doctrine, a man can still be spiritually sealed to multiple wives and those plural marriages are a reality in heaven. Pearson has gathered stories from more than 8000 faithful and former LDS Church members, and j
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Did you know that in the 1850s some Mormons argued that Jesus was married and had children? Or that even today, there’s LDS theology around Jesus Christ that leads Evangelicals to say The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn’t really Christian? Thursday, scholar John Turner is Doug’s guest. He’s written a book called The Mormon Jesus and he joins us to discuss how the LDS conce
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Wow, another excellent Radio West Program!
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
11 AM Repeats at 7 PM listen live on the net http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/leonard-arrington-and-mormon-history Thursday, we’re talking about the controversial career of Mormon historian Leonard Arrington. Arrington was the first professional head of LDS Church History, but his academic rigor and candor didn’t sit well with everyone in the hierarchy. Within a decade, he was removed from
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Joseph Smith claimed that God and Jesus appeared to him in 1820 to tell him all churches were wrong, which led him to found the Mormon faith. Late LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley once said the Church’s “whole strength rests on the validity of that vision.” Smith told multiple versions over the years though, and critics say discrepancies are proof he made it all up. Monday, we’re talking
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Teachings of the First Presidency: First Presidency Message We Believe in Being Chaste By President Marion G. Romney Second Counselor in the First Presidency Marion G. Romney, “We Believe in Being Chaste,” Ensign, Sept. 1981, 3 You will recall Alma’s teaching his son Corianton that unchastity is the most serious offense there is in the sight of God, save murder or denying the Holy Gho
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
AUTHOR, SPEAKER, EDUCATOR, LIFE COACH, ADVOCATE & GENTLE ACTIVIST Kristyn Decker was a 7th generational polygamist. She is the 12th of 23 biological children of “prophet” Owen Allred. While raising her seven children to believe in polygamy, Kristyn taught school off and on for 18 years in the AUB private school her children attended while also struggling with years of un-answered questi
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Thoughts from the program: Religions have the freedom to discriminate under the law, but religion is in a moral market place. When it can not longer market its outdated dogma does it change to keep its core customers? Tuesday, we’re broadcasting our conversation from a conference on religious liberty hosted by Claremont Graduate University over the weekend. Doug was joined by guests to tack
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3 years ago
soutskeptic
Navigating a path forward after Mormonism can feel daunting at first. Peter and Mary will share songs, stories and anecdotes from their own journey as well as insights gleaned from Peter's work as a therapist working with people going through faith transitions. About Peter and Mary Danzig The Danzig's resigned their membership in the LDS Church in 2007 after enduring ecclesiastical abuse ins
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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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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