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: 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: 009: Cafeteria Mormonism

Mormons on all sides of the spectrum talk about Cafeteria Mormonism. In this episode, Scott discusses his theory that everyone in the church is a Cafeteria Mormon. Each member of the church has a different level of understanding of the Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 007: Spiritual Fallacies

As we deconstruct religion, many of us are faced with the task of rationalizing spiritual experiences and understanding them in a new light. What if the spiritual experiences we had, regardless of their source, did not mean what we interpreted Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 006: Spiritual Bypassing

In this episode, Scott discusses the various types of spiritual bypassing common in the Mormon church and offers a few ways to interact with our friends and family that unknowingly bypass us emotionally. Wrapping it all together, Scott looks to Read more

Rameumptom Ruminations: 001: The Good Ship Zion

The Good Ship Zion is a term used in the Mormon church to refer to itself. In the first episode of Rameumptom Ruminations, Scott discusses the Ship of Theseus thought experiment. It is an age-old philosophical concept of the nature Read more