Ep 459 – Explaining Mormonism to Other Religions

Written by on March 4, 2018

Bob joins Eiynah (an ex-Muslim) and Al (an ex-Catholic / ex-Neo-Pagan) to discuss the intersection of tech and religion. But Bob also ends up representing Mormonism for a new audience and gets to explain “basic” doctrines like┬áresurrection, polygamy, Kolob, baptisms for the dead, and more.
If you are interested in hearing more from Eiynah, check out her excellent interview with Sam Harris:
https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/episode-17-sam-harris



Comments
  1. Swaggy   On   March 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    It’s kinda nice that people from other conservative faiths understand us a lot better than we assume.

  2. Dale Lowry   On   March 6, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hey Bob,
    Just a heads up that belief in a literal resurrection is not peculiarly Mormon. It’s pretty common in Christianity, even among the more liberal denominations. I grew up going to a Methodist church, and every week we said the Apostles Creed, which includes: “I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”
    Individual members and theologians may interpret that metaphorically, but official doctrine in many, many churches is that there will be a literal resurrection.

    • Bob Caswell   On   March 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      I didn’t realize that I gave the impression that Mormonism and Mormonism only believed in a literal resurrection. That would be pretty ironic, considering how we discussed the topic of exclusivity. ­čÖé
      That said, I don’t know much about literal resurrection doctrines outside of Mormonism. This is true, would love to learn more and compare notes.

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