Episode 125b: Conference Review Part 2

11 comments on “Episode 125b: Conference Review Part 2”

  1. True Order of Hair Reply

    The download link on this page appears to be the same as that for Episode 125c.

  2. Wes Cauthers Reply

    I agree that those at the top of LDS Leadership believe that they are doing the right thing. Unfortunately, this belief does not necessarily prevent people from doing things that are anything but right which can be seen in the examples of Jim Jones, Hitler, etc. who also believed they were doing the right thing in their own mind. If one’s underlying premise is flawed, everything that flows from it will also be flawed regardless of how right or noble it is believed to be.

    • G Reiersen Reply

      Your comment called to mind two of my favorite quotes about religion.

      Steven Weinberg once said about religion: “…with or without it you will always have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things, but for good people to to do evil things, that takes religion.”

      Blaise Pascal once said, Never do men do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

  3. Richard of Norway Reply

    Finished now. That was great! I especially enjoyed hearing Joe’s insights, as an outsider and former Jehovah’s Witness. Interesting how many similarities there are. Funny about the “Lord’s Name In Vein” stuff. Thanks all! 🙂

  4. MJL Reply

    Just so you know “quote…closed-quote” is the correct way to verbally reference what someone said verbatim.

    The more commonly heard “quote…unquote” is nonsensical. How do you unquote somebody after just quoting them?

    • G Reiersen Reply

      The “quote…unquote” thing is indeed nonsensical, but it was originally “quote…end quote”, which too many people mis-heard as “quote…”unquote.” Some credit is due to the speakers who now use “closed quote” instead of “end quote” (which means the same thing), in recognition of the tendency for unsophisticated or poorly educated people to hear it wrong and think that they said “unquote”, which, as you said, makes no sense at all.

  5. Chris Reply

    I loved this podcast – maybe it’s because I know and love all of the podcasters, but this was witty, funny, light, and fun to listen to. Thanks, guys, for taking one for the team.

    “Joe”, so glad you went! I loved your insights.

  6. ButtonGear Reply

    I am not sure how this can be pulled-off logistically (short of a good cross-dressing woman), but I would REALLY love to hear a next-day analysis on the Priesthood session from a woman who has grown up in the Church. Can we get Zilpha to don a suit and mustache for October’s conference and report back?

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