Red Ryder wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 22, 2022 5:30 pm
Just wanted to pass along a happy message.
Syster Ryder has been listening to your podcast series. She’s 5 episodes in and said she enjoys the “just the facts” tone. No anger or biased side taking. Just presenting the information in a good solid information sharing tone.
She found the podcast all on her own and knowing that she is a selective and picky podcast listener and has continued to listen tells me you’ve got a good formula working.
Keep up the great work.
Have to echo this. One of my kids was a bit traumatized by the temple, and listened to your recent episode on Masonry, and that actually helped her a great deal. Luckily some years ago I did some historical work on fraternal orders and was able to just listen and back up what you said, and that helped her a great deal. I agree with RR, it's the just the facts tone that sets these segments apart. Well done, jfro! (It absolutely shocked the crap out of me that this particular child listened to Mormon Stories to begin with. She was drawn in a few of weeks ago by John's interview with Elissa Wall, after watching the Keep Sweet documentary. Pretty wild things happening in the Mormorrisey extended household!)
I'm on the polygamy episodes, halfway through the second one on D&C 132, and two things struck me. I never really considered how offensive the word concubine is, and I was really grateful to Elisha for bringing this up. It truly illustrates how problematic the doctrine is, just that that word exists to describe it, and is canonized in our scripture. Never considered the problems that such terminology would bring before Elisha mentioned it.
Secondly, I felt your pain with describing how horrible the doctrine is about how women will be given to other men if their spouse is "unfaithful." It's bullcrap, is what it is, but I don't think TBM's really contemplate what this means. Even when I pressed Sis. M about this doctrine, she simply doesn't want to think about the ramifications of what that means in the eternities, that she'll be in a harem with a faithful priesthood holder populating planets, instead of being with me. She doesn't even want to believe it, when clearly that's the doctrine. I don't want to hammer that home to her, as it clearly will bring other problems to the marriage, but my goodness. This is the doctrine. You either buy it, or you don't. And I'M the one who's a cafeteria Mormon. Sheesh.