Rameumptom Ruminations: 029: The Demarcation Problem of Truth Claims

Karl Popper introduced the idea of falsifiability to better understand what constitutes science and what is pseudoscience. In this episode, Scott examines Latter-Day Saint or Mormon truth claims through the lens of falsifiability. How many of the articles of faith Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 028: Even if the Criticism is True

While listening to a recent Mormonism Live episode from September 2021 called episode 39 When mission presidents behave badly, implications of Elder Oaks famous quote became glaringly uncomfortable in Scott’s mind. In this episode, Scott makes the connection between Elder Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 026: October 2021 General Conference Review: Sunday Afternoon Session

General Conference has come and gone for October 2021. For the next few weeks, each of my episodes will be a breakdown of each session. In this episode, Scott covers the Sunday Afternoon session. Next week, the podcast will return Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 023: October 2021 General Conference Review: Saturday Afternoon Session

General conference for October 2021 has come and gone. For the next few weeks, each of my episodes will be a breakdown of each session. In this episode, Scott covers the Saturday afternoon session, and in his opinion, this was Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 021: A Trolley Problem for the LDS Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints faces incredible dilemmas when science disproves an aspect of the belief system, or when society shifts towards a more equitable world. In this episode, Scott covers the trolley thought experiment. It is Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 020: A Moral Criticism of the LDS Church

Right and Wrong are at the forefront of the everyday practice of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Entrance into heaven is at stake. In this episode, Scott covers the morality of discriminatory policies and doctrines. Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 019: From BYU Faculty to Apostate with Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi Part 2

In this special follow-up episode, Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi joins the podcast again to talk about her time working at BYU. As faculty at BYU, she worked in the ancient scripture department teaching religion courses. Kajsa covers why she and the school Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 018: From BYU Faculty to Apostate with Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi Part 1

In this special episode, Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi joins the podcast to talk about her time working at BYU. As faculty at BYU, she worked in the ancient scripture department teaching religion courses. We discuss the documentary hypothesis and how others in Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 017: Did Paul Condemn Homosexuality?

Before condemning an entire demographic of the population to eternal punishment and damnation, perhaps we should explore what the Bible has to say on the subject. With only six references to homosexuality in the entire cannon, Scott explores the historical Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 016: Is it the Same Yesterday Today and Forever?

Inherent to the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is an understanding that all the beliefs and practices of the church existed in antiquity. This conclusion does not stand up to scrutiny. In this episode, Scott Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 015: The Difference Between Myth and Religion

What is the difference between religion and mythology? Do we take it out of context when we understand it simply as a set of dogmatic beliefs? Religion is much more than just belief and it encompasses the entire culture and Read more