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 read through a bunch of the first revelation Joseph Smith gave in Nauvoo that made it into the D&C, section 124. Since the passing of the Nauvoo Charter, the Mormons could finally rest easy that they wouldn’t be chased out of Illinois after living there a year like had happened in Missouri, so they set up camp. By that, I mean, Jo gave a revelation dictating the organization of Nauvoo to build it up, starting with the most important parts, like building a house for Jo and his family. Section 124 has a bunch of important names in it so we review most of the names and why they’re relevant as we move through the revelation. After that, Nauvoo holds its first election in February of 1840, electing John Wreck-it Bennett to the office of Mayor and various church elites to the offices of aldermen and councilors. Jo finally had a legally sanctioned theocracy with no looming threat of a Missouri militia to come and take it away like 2 years ago.

Links:

D&C 124 1844 vs 2013
http://comparedandc.com/

Nauvoo House
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Nauvoo_House

George Miller
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_(Latter_Day_Saints)

John Snider (Snyder)
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-snider-snyder

Vinson Knight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinson_Knight

William Marks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Marks_(Latter_Day_Saints)

Henry G. Sherwood
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/henry-garlick-sherwood

Robert D. Foster
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_D._Foster

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Direct download: Episode_74.mp3
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On this episode, we finally introduce someone who’s been long overdue for our historical timeline, Heber C. Kimball, maybe you guys can help me come up with a fitting NaMo nickname for him. After that we jump into a letter Bennett wrote to the brethren to be published in the Times and Season stating the Nauvoo Charter had finally passed the Illinois State Legislature. Bennett was a powerful lobbyist and ally to have on the Mormons’ side, and he specifically called out a few government officials who were paramount to the Charter’s success. Then we find out that God gave a sign in the heavens to the Mormon missionaries in England, signaling the passing of the Nauvoo Charter, legends are born easily but never die. After that, we’re joined by a special guest who recently dove really deep into the BoM to try and make sense of it all. Patreon supporters be sure to listen to this episode in the Patreon feed to hear the special extended interview with Colt.

Links:

Heber C. Kimball biography
https://archive.org/stream/lifeofheberckimb00whitrich#page/33/mode/1up

Heber C. Kimball quotes
http://www.azquotes.com/author/26993-Heber_C_Kimball

Colt Kalcich BoM Chronology Study
http://realbookofmormon.org/random-fact/fact-1456/
colt_a_k@hotmail.com

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Direct download: Episode_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EDT
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A follow-up on the Mythinformation Conference. Some listeners wanted more details so Marie and I discussed what happened at Mythinformation while it was fresh on my mind. This orginally aired in the MyBoM podcast patreon only feed, but by popular demand we're releasing it to both of our regular feeds. If you don't like drama and controversy in the atheist podcasting world, feel free to skip this as a regular episode will be out this week at the regular time.

Video links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZahCm5s6Zs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFL0wKmsC0

Direct download: MMCont.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT
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On this episode, we dive right back into the historical timeline with talk on some detailed land purchase agreements. Jo and the Mormons were in a bad spot when they began settling Nauvoo and land speculation was the new counterfeit money to hobble the church along with a falsely inflated economy. Land speculators never pass on making some money on destitute people, and Jo does the same when selling land to the Mormons, but actual specie exchange rarely happened. After that, we bring on Ethan Dodge, the second half of the Mormon Leaks team, to discuss the recent leaks leading up to conference weekend as well as a little bit about himself. To cap it off, I’ll speak very briefly about Mythcon 2017 in Milwaukee.

Links:

Susan Easton Black lectures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT931JI2LTI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBbhBHvvmEk&t=355s

Ethan Dodge Reddit AMA
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/7342m8/im_ethan_dodge_aka_privacy_p_pratt_lead_engineer/

My Mormon Experience Podcast
https://player.fm/series/my-mormon-experience

Leaks Discussed in MLM
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2017/09/28/mormonleaks-releases-emails-and-attachment-regarding-gospel-topics-essays-and-attendance-statistics/
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2017/09/30/mormonleaks-releases-recordings-of-august-2017-kansas-wichita-area-adult-and-youth-sessions/

Church stats reddit thread
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/72zyhm/mormonleaks_releases_emails_and_attachment/

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Direct download: Episode_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT
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On this episode, we invite on Tom and Cecil of the Cognitive Dissonance podcast to talk about the worst presidential candidate in American History, Joseph Smith. From New York to Illinois, everything Jo touched fell into a state of chaos and ruin. By the time we get to his 1844 presidential campaign, he’s won and lost dozens of business ventures, built and dissolved a handful of newspapers, and fully established his Mormon theocracy on the Mississippi. Join us for all the shenanigans and don’t forget to check out Tom and Cecil’s podcasts, Cognitive Dissonance and, for all the history fans out there, Citation Needed on all your favorite podcast vehicles.

Links:

Cognitive Dissonance
http://dissonancepod.com/

Citation Needed
http://citationpod.com/

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

Direct download: Episode_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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