Rameumptom Ruminations: 033: Faith and Knowledge

Scott uses the phrase “choose to believe” occasionally. A nuanced believing listener asked a clarifying question about the verbiage, sparking a discussion on Faith and Knowledge. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the concepts of faith and Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 031: The Metaphor of the Archer

A listener asked a fantastic question that I thought would benefit the audience as we enter the holiday season. How do we communicate and deal with loved ones after a faith transition? To answer this question, Scott borrows from stoic Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 030: Falsifiability and the Shelf

Continuing with the discussion of the Demarcation Problem as presented by Karl Popper, Scott examines the concept of the shelf. Everything on the shelf falls into one of two categories: Falsifiable and Non-Falsifiable. Sources Popper, K. R. (1959). The logic of Read more

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