The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we invite on our first ever self-proclaimed true believing Mormon, Will. We talk about church history, Joseph Smith, and how a believing member of the church can continue to believe in spite of any evidence against the Book of Mormon or Joseph Smith.

Links mentioned in the show:


Mormon Stories 268-270: Dr. Michael Coe – An Outsider’s View of Book of Mormon Archaeology
http://mormonstories.org/michael-coe-an-outsiders-view-of-book-of-mormon-archaeology/

Lancet article about failings of Scientific Method – Richard Horton

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60696-1/fulltext?rss%3Dyes

"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins - National Geographic
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131120-science-native-american-people-migration-siberia-genetics/

Wayne May - Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnWAqV-eqa4
Jake Hilton — Native Americans are Descendants of the Jews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGOdp5zVxxY


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Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/

Direct download: SpEdEp19.mp3
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On this episode, David Michael of the My Book of Mormon Podcast joins us to talk about Zion's camp. Strap in for a two parter, because there is just too much to talk about and 7 hour episodes are too much work. How does a shepherd react when a wolf devours the flock? Joe decides to make a 1,000 mile march with a band of merry men for the purpose of "peaceful reinstatement" of the Missourian Mormons to their homes, following the battle for Zion that happened in November of 1833. What wiles and deeds are the Mormons up to on this military march? Listen and find out! (Spoiler alert: A great white Lamanite corpse is unearthed!!!)

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/

Links:

Zion's Camp Seminary video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0lxnvEGdK8

How to find David Michael
http://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
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On this episode, we have a discussion with the mastermind behind epic poem "Mormonism and Me," Tanner Gilliland, or as some may know him Zelph on the Shelf! He gives us his timeline in the church, and offers his perspective of the Mormon church. The second half of the interview is spent deconstructing Tanner's amazing poem "Mormonism and Me," to really understand the inspiration behind such grammatical wizardry. Check out the YouTube video to really get a feeling for the emotions portrayed in the poem.

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/

Links:

Mormonism and Me by Tanner Gilliland (Zelph on the Shelf):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJVbNpbLpM
http://zelphontheshelf.com/

Milk and Strippings story:

https://bycommonconsent.com/2009/07/01/the-milk-strippings-story-thomas-b-marsh-and-brigham-young/

Isaac Laney stories:
Latter Day Saints Millennial Star volumes 35-36 page 764 – President Brigham Young and George A Smith gave the eulogizes at his funeral.

Wilford Woodruff, Fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: History of His Life and Labors, as Recorded in His Daily Journals, page 416 gives an account of the dream as recorded by Elder Woodruff and Taylor.

https://books.google.com/books?id=WltIAAAAYAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney%20dream&pg=PA416#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney%20dream&f=false

Mormonism Unveiled: Including the Remarkable Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee; (written by Himself) and Complete Life of Brigham Young, Embracing a History of Mormonism from Its Inception Down to the Present Time, with an Exposition of the Secret History, Signs, Symbols and Crimes of the Mormon Church. Also the True History of the Horrible Butchery Known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 80-81 gives an account of Isaac being shot and being hidden under the floor boards of a cabin. I found several others but they were almost identical to this account.

https://books.google.com/books?id=sZ4-AAAAYAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney&pg=PA81#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney&f=false

The Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 17 He was nearly beaten to death by agents of the priesthood in Parawan because he sold onions to the Baker-Francher party of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.

https://books.google.com/books?id=BUoOAAAAIAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney&pg=PA17#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney&f=true

Secular Stories Podcast:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ehtheist-podcast/secular-stories/e/secular-stories-interview-with-bryce-blankenangel-naked-mormonism-42875993

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On this episode, we're joined by Noah Lugeons (Scathing Atheist, Skepticrat, God Awful Movies podcasts), to talk about Doctor Philastus Hurlbut, and the rise of the Spalding authorship theory for the Book of Mormon. It's a directed conversation, covering a specific timeline of Feb, 1833 – April, 1834, with a plethora of tangents and vitriole about religion and belief, as is customary with any show that Noah is on.

Be sure to check out the other shows Noah Lugeons contributes to at these links:

http://scathingatheist.com/
http://skepticrat.libsyn.com/
http://godawfulmovies.libsyn.com/

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/

Content Links:

Dale Broadhurst "Hurlbut Chronology":
http://www.olivercowdery.com/hurlbut/HChron3.htm

Amazon Book of Mormon Review:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R260RUQOUQ1XW8/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00BNGXNW2&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

Direct download: Episode_29.mp3
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