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 week’s episode, we cover June and early July 1839. Jo was signing land purchase agreements faster than he could tour the landscape to see if the sale was a good deal or not. He names a new town to be built under the banner of Zarahemla and continues to visit a bunch of Mormons to set straight the record of how the BoM came to be. The quorum of the Twelve prepare for their journey to England by listening to a lecture from Jo about some finer points of Mormon doctrine and we compare them to the doctrine before and after this newest evolution. Finally, we wrap up the episode with a teaser for how to talk to missionaries or TBM loved ones about church history and BoM archaeology.

Links:

NYTimes A Neuroscientific Look at Speaking in Tongues
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/07/health/07brain.html

Calling and Election Sure by Roy Doxey
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1976/07/accepted-of-the-lord-the-doctrine-of-making-your-calling-and-election-sure?lang=eng

Mormon Stories Tom Phillips’ Second Anointing
http://www.mormonstories.org/tom-phillips-and-the-second-anointing/

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Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
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On this week’s episode, we jump into all the work and frustration associated with building a city from a scratchy, bitey, black-water swampland. Sickness, exposure, and simple lack of resources find Jo and friends in desperate need of brokering whatever deal necessary to establish a new home for the thousands of homeless Mormon refugees. We get our newest introduction to the NaMo nickname family and Jo begins dictating his own revised history to be published in the Times and Seasons in response to the recent uprising of the Spalding theory. Later on, we’ll be talking dangerous American history with Prof CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast.

Links:

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/PPPratt.html

Biographical Sketches of Stephen Markham
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/22446494

ProfCJ Dangerous History Podcast
http://profcj.org/

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Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
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On this episode, we’ll be talking about the PR nightmare that was the Spalding theory as it embodied a new resurgence in the public eye. Spalding’s wife, Matilda Davison, and Hingepin Sidney Rigdon went at it in a public letter exchange where she laid out the theory claiming the Book of Mormon came from her late husband’s fiction and Rigdon responds with ad hominem attacks and blatant lies. After that we follow up on the conversation with Charone Frankel from last week’s episode.

Links:

B.H. Roberts The Book of Mormon pt 3
http://www.solomonspalding.com/docs2/Rob1905a.htm

Susan Black on Nauvoo population
http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3025&context=byusq

Full text of “Manuscript Story—Conneaut Creek
https://archive.org/stream/themanuscriptsto00spauuoft/themanuscriptsto00spauuoft_djvu.txt

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Direct download: Episode_54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST
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On this episode, we look at a new release from Deseret News which claims that the church will produce a new comprehensive history. A 4-volume set released over 4 years covering more than 200 years from an historically verifiable, transparent, fictionalized account, written at a 10th grade reading level. This is their new commitment to answering controversial Mormon history; I’m not holding my breath. After that we talk to Charone Frankel of Habeas Humor Podcast to talk about her path through religiosity and how she came to host an atheist-law podcast. Be sure to give her show a listen, track down episode 11 to hear us talk about the FLDS.

Links:

Charone on Habeas Humor

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Deseret News “Church History” article
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681321/Church-Historian-details-forthcoming-new-comprehensive-Church-history.html

Richard Bushman “Church has to change narrative”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhpQByXn484

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Direct download: SpEdEp44.mp3
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On this episode, we shift focus from Quincy to Liberty Jail and back as we follow Bloody Brigham Young stepping into the vacuum of leadership, making a power play in Jo’s absence. Jo agrees to buy the land deal proposed by Isaac Galland sight unseen after he screeds to him about Mormon doctrine. Then Jo and friends are charged again in a Grand Jury with everything they’d already been charged, then proceed to escape during a transfer to Boone County. Everybody plays their part in the building up of Zion in their clean slate state, Illinois.

 

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Letter to Isaac Galland
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-isaac-galland-22-march-1839/2#full-transcript

Letter to Judge George Thompkins
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/petition-to-george-thompkins-15-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Emma Smith
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-emma-smith-4-april-1839/1#full-transcript

AOA Beyond the Trailer Park podcast
https://www.spreaker.com/user/atheists/atheists-on-air-beyond-the-trailer-park-_42

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Direct download: Episode_53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EST
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