Ep 71 – Making Sense

Written by on April 28, 2014

What does it mean for something to “make sense” and how exactly does one navigate the waters between our thoughts, and feelings, and beliefs? Well, I suppose we could give you the answer right here in this little episode teaser blurb thingy, but then why would you listen?

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  1. Polly Anna   On   April 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I had the same as Matt did with a teacher going into great detail about the differences between fore-ordination vs. predestination. So I can second his points as part of my Mormon experience. But I didn’t get all bent out of shape about false doctrine issue in Saturdays warriors. I just figured it was “art”, fiction, and just for fun. I loved it as a kid and found it…dare I say funny and romantic. Now I’m just so creeped out by it. The whole zero population song is the singing-dancing embodiment of a straw-man fallacy imo.
    I really really hope Randy does do his minisode on his kid’s reactions to Saturday’s Warrior. I wish he would post the pics on the FB page if he is comfortable with it.

  2. Charles   On   April 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Another great podcast, Glenn. The puzzle analogies were perfect. I was trying to explain these concepts to my wife a few months back. Our brains are programmed to make sense of the world based on its paradigm so of course anyone’s religion will always just “make sense”. I wish you would have spent more time exploring how our brains cut corners to force the puzzle pieces to fit, or cognitive biases. The psychology of religion is truly fascinating.
    You’re forgiven.

  3. Brian   On   January 21, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Found your website via the Mormon Stories podcast. Love your stuff. Was happily surprised to hear my son’s band in this one.

  4. LeviPhillips   On   February 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I know this is an old one, but not enough was made of this episode. This is one I have gone back to several times to listen to and I wish you had explored the topic further. Perhaps this is one to revive and re-examine? I hear Jonathan Haidt is fairly open for interviews….

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