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 take an opportunity to talk with budding Mormon historian, Christopher Smith, who just landed his professorship at U of U! We talk about the current timeline and some of the broader social tensions plaguing Jo and the church in 1838. After that we move on to talk about Dr. Smith’s dissertation concerning the Mormon colonization of Utah and just how bloody it really was. Apparently Bloody Brigham was a bit apprehensive to slaughter thousands of Natives but somehow was convinced otherwise.

Chris Smith South Park video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmUz1y12Dk

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKy1ySuitk

Worlds Without End blog
http://www.withoutend.org/

Richard Bushman “…problems with dominant narrative” video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuBw9mpV9w

Thinker of Thoughts YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTCFh3uDMH0GZlwl1JOoHQ

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Direct download: SpEdEp38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EST
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On this episode, we begin with a wrap up of the live God Awful Movies in Chicago and talking about everything the atheist/skeptical community has to offer. After that we jump into a discussion about the Mormon refugee crisis going on in mid-October 1838 in Missouri. Jo had to feed the flock and the only way to do so was through raiding and pillaging the Daviess County locals. We read a warm letter exchange between people on opposing sides of the conflict along with a large excerpt from Benjamin Johnson, the first-hand recounting from a Mormon raiding party participant. After that we move on to part 2 of a discussion with Brian and Sean of Mythicist Milwaukee; be sure to check their podcast feed for part 1!

 

Links:

Mythicist Milwaukee interview pt1
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mythicist-milwaukee-show

General Parks’ letter to James Sloan
http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MHS2.1Baugh-HiramParks.pdf

Benjamin F. Johnson My Life’s Review
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

Reddit post w/ dove and walking on water stories
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/1dnchp/til_joseph_smith_dressed_up_like_an_angel_to_fool/

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Direct download: Episode_46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EST
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On this episode, we jump into a conversation with awesome Science Communicator, Cara Santa Maria. We talk about her path through Mormonism and how long it took her to call bullshit. After that we discuss just what it is that a science communicator does and I ask her the two questions. If you’re a subscriber on Patreon.com/nakedmormonism be sure to listen to the subscriber episode for the full uncut conversation. After the interview, we make some corrections and dive into listener mail and current Mormon headlines.

Cara Santa Maria Links:

http://carasantamaria.com/
http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

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Direct download: SpEdEp37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EST
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On this episode, the duration of our discussion lands us in September and early October of 1838. We start with brief introductions to Generals Alexander Doniphan and David Atchison; two non-Mormon allies the Mormons desperately needed when it seemed everybody in Missouri wanted them dead or gone. Jo and Lyman Wight retained these generals for legal counsel prior to a ceremonial preliminary trial held to charge Jo and Wight with mob violence. Rumors were also circulating that the Mormons were trying to ally themselves with the Native Americans to attempt an overthrow of the Missourian Government. Rumors don’t need to be founded in reality to scare the shit out of the public. Diahmen comes under siege from Dr. W. W. Austin’s troops after the Mormons steal a convoy of arms and take three prisoners. After a buy-out of the non-Mormons in Daviess County is negotiated, these anti-Mormon vigilantes lay siege on DeWitt and force its surrender nearly 2 weeks later. Mormons are chased out of their homes with many dying from exposure and illness. Jo had to do something to keep his people from starving…

 

Links:

1830 1st edition BoM title page
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-mormon-1830/7

Asahel Lathrop affidavit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asahel_Lathrop

My Book of Mormon D&C war section
https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/2016/08/21/122/

BBC The Life of Muhammad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGieY0W6lY

Aversions Crown Alien Metal video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYliL7KIQs

Podunk Polymath guest spot
https://thepodunkpolymath.com/2017/01/02/tppp-episode-21-naked-politics/

 

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Direct download: Episode_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EST
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