Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake finish (for now…) their discussion of the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.
The title “Infants on Thrones” is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that “Eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature.”
It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can’t take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.
WEBSITE: Infants On Thrones
HOSTS: Glenn, Randall, Tom, Bob, Matthew, Scott, John, Jake, Heather
LOCATION: USA & Canada – Indiana, Colorado, Utah, California, Toronto, North Carolina
TOPICS: Atheism, Mormonism
STARTED: June 2012
What is truth? Is there a difference between truth and fact? And where can real truth be found after rejecting the one-time source of One-True-Truth that is the Mormon Church? Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake discuss the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.
Glenn, Tom and Randy sit down with Christian Braithwaite, author of “Open Letter to Mormonism” and 2nd place winner in the most recent Listener Essay contest to discuss his essay, how to deal with tragedies like death after rejecting a belief in an afterlife, and how to define things like “truth.” We also talk with Christian’s wife Cassandra, a licensed social worker, about her experience with Christian’s faith crisis, some of the problems she sees in the Mormon church, and the reasons why she chooses to stay.
Glenn is joined by two never-mo’s, Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson of The Steady Trade Podcast, to begin smacking down the missionary discussions that Glenn used as a missionary back in the early 1990’s.
Tom sits down with Jordan and Katie to talk about losing their teenage daughter Sabrina to suicide.
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