Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, we discuss “belief Persistence”. The idea that each of us even when confronted with contradictory evidence continue to hold our current beliefs making a real changing of the mind difficult.
Today we read an incredible blog post written by “Thinker of Thoughts“. Faith crises are all the rage. Everybody’s talking about them. Okay, well not everybody. Mainly the people who have gone through them. Most other people are probably wishing that the people who keep bringing them up would just go away. They are like the […]
Jack Naneek explores the limitations we put on ourselves, and how that can lead us to overlook all that is miraculous around us. Trips to Hong Kong, near car accidents and a review of the story of Ruth are considered. In the end, we learn that maybe God is closer and more omnipresent (if something […]
For a Formatable Copy – http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Letter-To-Leader-Format.rtf Otherwise the letter can be read in it’s entirety below Dear Church Leader, Spouse XYZ and I have discussed at length the conversation you had with us at our house Tuesday night as well as the follow up texts the next day and the three hour conversation you and I had on Father’s Day. […]
Today we delve into the theological conundrum of Satan. We show that it is LDS theology that Satan is the opposition in the Plan of Salvation. That he could thwart the plan simply by ceasing his participation. The Apologetic response would argue that Satan is so pride driven that he can’t help himself but to […]
Today Radio Free Mormon, finds himself deep behind enemy lines, as he tackles the recent retraction of the faith promoting story told by Elder Jeffrey R Holland about one brother finding his long lost sibling while on his mission. Take a deep breath, grab your ice cold herbal tea, and enjoy an intellectual walk though the […]
Today we delve into Part 2 regarding the process by which Apostles became the ruling body in the LDS Church. The different leadership bodies, who had a higher authority and stewardship, what happened at Joseph Smith’s death, who he had appointed as his successor, and how the Quorum of the twelve removed every other possible […]
Today on the Mormon Wellness Project mental health professional Wendy Perry dives into the idea of perfectionsim. What is it that has us trying to be perfect and within Mormonism trying to achieve our salvation on our own? Is perfectionsim healthy and what can we learn from others who have had to work through dealing […]
Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat. Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]
Today we hit on Boundaries. Healthy boundaries and more specifically unhealthy boundaries. We use the example of a Bishop’s interview with a youth. We directly talk about the distorted boundaries in this interaction but we also speak about how distorted boundaries travel with us through life and set up a relaxed and blind trust in […]
Jack Naneek tackles life’s purposes in teaching us fact from fiction, faith from fantasy. He dives deeply into our errors of prejudging others based on appearance or disposition. The storms of life are considered, and, understood as necessary for showing us that there is a more powerful force guiding us through them.