As such, I am a bit late to the party, but at least I have made it. I couldn’t talk about any of these things openly. Therefore, the only reason “Heavenly Mother” is not named specifically is because that would imply singularity. I smiled in relief as my entire worldview came tumbling down. I’ve served in leadership positions in all of my quorums. This may be a dumb question. Most Mormons don’t give a damn, An apologist Egyptologist Thanks for your efforts and insight into the “Great Mormon Meltdown” that appears to be underway. On point after point, as you so ably illustrate, that dog won’t hunt. I think you make a good point here, Emily. Tackling deeper complex issues within Mormonism one episode at a time. Always remember that every single one of us is full of shit. This completed our research of that important subject and significantly enhanced the accuracy of our account of the testimony at the trial. My participation is a review of some of my personal conclusions and experiences, guided by vital inspiration, in writing about the Prophet Joseph Smith in various capacities for more than 50 years. Listener and supporter here, although we’ve never met, and this is my first correspondence. O death! I suggested that he look into the bankruptcy proceeding. It seeks out and circulates news, information, ideas, comment and opinion and holds those in authority to account. So many realizations come to mind when you say enlighten us, so thank you for all you do. The press provides the platform for a multiplicity of voices to be heard. Thank you SO MUCH for preparing a daily podcast during this national disaster. Reviewed by Joan Tupponce Creators Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone take direct aim at everything from religion to sex in their mega-hit The Book of I’m listening to your podcast. If you don’t have it…who does?? Radio Free Mormon: 211: Escape from Polygamy Mountain Part 2 Jan. 8, 2021 Join Sue as she tells the rest of her harrowing tale; how she escaped from the polygamy compound in Mexico, made her way back to the United States, and finally made her way back into the good graces of the LDS Church. Over the summer I was pretty intensely questioning the idea of God. Even though Elder Ballard recently said he had no idea where the missionaries got that idea . Part 1. Professor Robert V. Remini, a University of Illinois historian, who also served as the U.S. Congressional Historian, gave this admiring description. Some say it was another Smith scam One day Perry Mason has a female client that is charged with murder. I saw an episode on one of my favorite podcasts about Joseph Smith and the Mormon church. We've also done a two part overview on the Book of Abraham which used the Mormon Stories interview with Dr. Robert Ritner extensively along with the series from biblical scholar Dr. David Bokovoy both with Mormon Stories and Radio Free Mormon. I really needed to hear what you are saying. I shall die in order to live. I’m delighted to support you on a monthly basis and look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Thanks for listening! I always love your General Conference break down – and would love to team up with you if you want to do a recap together. She had suffered much deprivation during her marriage and was now left a widow with children to raise. You pose that “Heavenly Mother” is only included by “implication” when it reads, “I am a beloved daughter with Heavenly Parents.” I don’t even think SHE is implied. The problem with the LDS church is a “2 stories” issue. I have been listening to your podcasts for a while and thoroughly enjoy them. A free press is fundamental to a democratic society. I’m a convert myself but I … Composers still embrace a lot of old techniques in their compositions, and I wonder how many of them are created subconsciously. P.S. I´ve been reading a little bit about it, however, I would like to know your opinion. As I look back on that event, the thing I remember best is what the nine scholars not of my faith did not say about Joseph Smith’s translation of the Book of Mormon. Thanks again for sharing your brilliance. He was fourteen at the time of the First Vision, twenty-one when he received the golden plates, and just twenty-three when he finished translating the Book of Mormon (in less than 75 working days). Thank you for what you do. I wouldn’t want to do that without your permission, though. And perhaps all other blogsites too. In research for his dissertation, Hill learned that nine men were tried for the murder of Joseph Smith. I really enjoy listening to your take on things! You all-penetrator! An art historian would be able to use an image of a painting in an academic article that analyzes the painting. Radio Free Mormon: 93: RFM Goes to Sunstone. Radio Free Mormon (RFM) and Bill Reel dive into whether they take on this project with honesty towards the material and compassion towards those who lose faith. A Mormon missionary from Mesa, who trained eight months in the U.S. Marines before taking a two-year leave to go on his church mission, was killed Friday in a train accident in Rosario, Argentina. Justification: I listen while I fall asleep and then throughout the night until my alarm goes off. I hope that I can be a friend to you as you’ve been a friend to me through these dark times. I’m wondering if you would consider doing a podcast on the Heartland Model and it’s claims, Here is an example of John Gee authoring a boom for which he has zero expertise. By “coincidence,” I had a good background on each of these subjects. Mitt and I and every other Mormon kid in the 1950s heard the "White Horse" prophecy, which says the Constitution will be "hanging by a thread," and a Mormon will save it. If you haven’t yet listened…..  You likely could use some Radio Free Mormon in your life. The press provides the platform for a multiplicity of voices to be heard. Hello RFM, and greetings from Boston. The only other non-LDS comment about the Book of Mormon came from Margaret Barker of Great Britain, a Methodist preacher and authority on the Old Testament. Some say the papyri were a catalyst In a way I felt like Neo in the Matrix. Sincerely, Love your work and look forward to Sunday mornings because of you now! I appreciate all the work you’ve done. The law in 1844, including interpretation of state constitutional guarantees of a free press, offered considerable support for what Nauvoo had done. For over ten years, Hill and I scoured libraries and archives across the nation to find every scrap of information about those involved in this trial. New Mormon Stories/RFM interview with Egyptologist Robert Ritner Discussions toward a better understanding of LDS doctrine, history, and culture. Your pun, Jesus of Gnaturus made me laugh, but mostly I wanted to let you know that I find myself thinking in similar ways to your off-the-wall theory about the gnat being a gnat savior that died and was resurrected. RFM makes several important announcements involving the direction of the podcast, an update on the #GiveThanks episode from last week, and revealing a big secret about what has been going on behind the scenes at Radio Free Mormon! I will reference a book and three articles in professional journals and a published speech at a scholarly conference in Illinois. . Here are some of my favorite lyrics from the last movement: I think this poem is mocking people who brag about how they made great choices in their youth, however it is usually quoted in exactly the way Frost wanted to mock “I took the road less travelled and that has made all the difference”…see what you think. I think you sound just like Elliot Gould. Also, why did the “C” abandon the Corp Sole or is it still in existence. I just didn’t know what. I’m going to save this episode forever. We have a book! Instead, I turned to the gospel of grace (specifically Molinism’s reconciliation of man’s free-will and God’s sovereign will) and read thinkers like Ravi Zacaharias, who has built some bridges with the LDS church. Sue was a happily married TBM until her husband became converted to the fundamentalist practice of plural marriage, converted Sue after a year-long emotionally abusive indoctrination, and began taking new wives. Any of the awesome content or the solid opinions expressed, implied or included in Mormon Discussion Inc’s awesome podcast lineup and production are solely those of Mormon Discussion Inc. and/or its program hosts and not those of Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’ve wanted to say hello for a few weeks, but finally decided I had to after hearing your recent podcasts, “The Illusion of Free Agency”. It can be read at The Second Anointing., do they go to the “e”mergency room (the first “e” pronounced like the last “E” in the word “free”?). Why the Mormon god is a Seven-Point Failure. Here is a copy of letter I sent with specific questions regarding his proclamation of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon [RFM Admin Note] The author of this article, "The Truthfulness of the Book of Mormon", also wrote about the second anointing. The Principles of which you speak have not changed even though the rituals have. But really, investigators have little idea what they are signing up for even after they have heard all the lessons. So inspired! 4. 1, December 1840, 197; Joseph Smith letter to Edward Partridge and the Church, March 22, 1839, Revelations Collection, Church History Library. Absent from the courthouse files—but essential to a book on the trial—were records of the testimony of the witnesses. Forays amongst the disaffected. It (or its components) would almost certainly have been originally delivered in Aramaic, since that was the common language of the residents of first century Palestine. The Matthean text was copied and recopied multiple times to produce the Greek manuscripts from which the KJV translators worked. There’s even speculation Joseph and his family had access to some hallucinogenic stuff on the side too, but its harder to prove that, though really, once you find out about Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, its hard to reconcile what they did and said with what the current Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches. The lesson I drew from this scholarly research and publication has made me a life-long opponent of the technique of presentism—relying on current perspectives and culture to criticize official or personal actions in the past. And the first thirty seconds of the 5th movement of that symphony really do feel as if you’re meeting God. Two months to produce a work running over six hundred pages and of such complexity and density. I was introduced to your podcast with the Ritner interviews. Please join me and Radio Free Mormon on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8am Utah time for a discussion of "Laura A. Gaddy vs. the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" - a class action lawsuit currently before the United States District Court for the District of Utah, with Robert J. Shelby as the Presiding Judge. Nonetheless, at the time I felt good about the fact that the project happened at all, and it demonstrated a willingness on the part of Elder Ballad, at least, to listen to the insights of the “little people”. It is definitely a lot of information boiled down into a thirty-minute episode! Is all this only a confused dream, or do life and this death have a meaning?”. Some of these were signed with the observer’s name, but the fullest set of notes, which we found in the Church Historian’s office, was unsigned. Addie Andrews is the porn star who used to be a Mormon missionary. In a nation struggling to balance the rights of majority and minority, the courts acted to protect a persecuted prophet from what would probably have been his death in that state.[18]. A guys that is different is RFM who [according to him] was a convert. Sixty days! ‎There’s the Mormon history you do know … and the Mormon history you don’t. Using Captain Kidd’s lost treasure as an explanation for why a seer is able to find treasure had to have lost it’s usefulness over time. October conference,2019. Consequently, my article concluded that “The common assumption of historians that the action taken by the [Nauvoo] city council to suppress the paper as a nuisance was entirely illegal is not well founded.”. We discovered the disposition of his personal property by intestacy. 2021 ‎Radio Free Mormon tackles sticky issues in Mormonism by performing a historical and contextual analysis of various tough issues within Mormonism and diving deep into the data. [He] had a ‘native cheery temperament’ that endeared him to almost everyone who knew him. It’s not so lonely these days with “Mindy”, John, RFM, et. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. I was angry that the church refused to own up to Joseph’s mistakes and they kept throwing the women he married under the bus. The total value of Joseph’s properties—mostly what was brought back into his estate by the federal decree—was $11,148. RFM – It was bugging me while listening to your old TBM recordings, who you reminded me of. Not every Mormon man, of course not, just thousands of them. That is to say, there is not ONE “She”. I had a thought about something apologists like to play up, namely the use if chiasmus in Joseph Smith’s writings. The church is not built for me. Your podcasts clearly show a passion for knowledge and clear, rational thinking. But so much of this was under the surface and hard for me to see. You make excellent points. I still was not completely sure what this all was going to lead to but I had ripped down some of the veil that surrounded me and you had given me a hand to clasp onto. News reporting: such as summarizing an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report. [2] Durham, G. Homer, “A Political Interpretation of Mormon History,” Pacific Historical Review, 13, 1944, 136, 140. Mahler says this of his first movement: “We stand by the coffin of a well-loved person. I represented the Church and gave a paper on the suggested subject “Joseph Smith in a Personal World.” [9]. Opposite his name was the number 20, which I pursued to a drawer that contained a large packet of papers labeled People v. Levi Williams. We studied the actions and words of Illinois citizens who knew Joseph Smith personally—some who hated him and plotted to kill him, and others who loved him and risked their lives to assist him. That’s why I could relate with many of the things you say that those of the younger generation will probably not grasp. I gave the audience this summary: All three of Joseph Smith’s extradition proceedings had the same result. I’m actually re-reading the Book of Mormon again and finding the same indicators of salvation as you presented in your most recent podcast “Born Again Book of Mormon.” I don’t know if you would be willing to share the paper you wrote and read in this podcast. There I was led to a printed catalog of the contents of the Wilford C. Wood Museum, prepared by Professor LaMar Berrett and sent to me over a year earlier. my brother, wife and I now listen to your podcasts and discuss them on a weekly and daily basis. As to what he meant by translation : 004: The Rise And Fall of Alma the Apologetic, Mormonism LIVE! Then a law professor, I had time for research, and writing in legal history would help fit my expected scholarly production. The evidence against her is overwhelming. Thanks again and keep it up, I’ll try to do my part to help you continue “broadcasting behind enemy lines”. I just listened to all 7 parts of your interview on Mormon Stories. I drove to the Hancock County courthouse, some 250 miles southwest of Chicago. . I am unable to find your podcast “Death March” wondering if you can help me out. Radio Free Mormon (RFM) and Bill Reel dive into whether they take on this project with honesty towards the … This is how she and her second husband obtained ownership of the Mansion House and other key properties in Nauvoo. The first thing I saw was the signature of John Taylor on a complaint against nine individuals for murdering Joseph Smith. I have listened to EVERY one of your broadcasts! RFM is hitting his stride as a podcaster. I’ve sent it to some of my friends to listen to as well. III. Smith was no dummy. Under the “fair use” defense, however, another author may make limited use of the original author’s work without asking permission. Huge thumbs up, guys. The fair use privilege is perhaps the most significant limitation on a copyright owner’s exclusive rights. A free press is fundamental to a democratic society., (And for your suggestion about Mahler’s second!). Jesus of Gnatzareth is what I meant to type. Mormon Recovery Board(RFM) Rolls Out The Red Carpet For The Rude And Abusive Steve Benson While Condemning Infymus And The Mormon Curtain!! The Inaugural Episode of Mormonism LIVE! If lived near each other I think we would be good friends. They get into his car and after a few minutes she slides over to the middle seat. When one considers the completely different routes by which these two versions of the Sermon on the Mount come down to us, it it simply absurd to imagine that they would be virtually identical in their English versions. It’s still as sexist as it was back in Joseph’s day. . I’m from Mexico and I enjoy everything you say in these podcasts. Which is to say they are trained in common sales techniques to get people to be baptized. Atlantic Magazine Article Link, Peter Bleakley, a life-long Latter-day Saint from across the pond, is actively engaged in calling out current church leadership on their gaslighting, distortions, and dissembling. background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5); It’s nowhere in church history or Christian history at all, and it certainly isn’t there now. Second, Joseph Smith died without a will. This podcast contains the complete audio of my presentation at Sunstone on August 2, 2019. Josephine. The family moved down to Mexico to continue the practice […]. I also felt like I could relate to that poem so much. 1. 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