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Friday, May 4, 2012

Mormon Exodus - Episode 60

Libbie Grant joins us to interview Mark Palmer, President of the Humanists of Florida Association. Mark is a former Mormon, as is Libbie.

**Update** Libbie's Mormon loss-of-faith thriller, Baptism For The Dead, is now available if you'd like to read it! This link will get you the book in any format you want. It's also available directly from Amazon.!/Atheist_Esq


  1. Longtime AtheistMay 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    When I heard you all talking about christians understanding the golden rule. I almost fell out of my seat laughing... Was that "Do on to others before you do unto me"?? They can quote it but have NO CLUE what it means. If they followed that ONE RULE the world would be a better place.

    Thanks for the great laugh love the show! :-) HAVE A GREAT DAY

  2. just found the show not too long ago, and I quite enjoy it. The Mormon show was of particular interest to me as I live in Southern Utah, just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. I've been an atheist for a long time, and I really can't remember when I didn't have doubts. Even as a child.

    Easily, ninety percent of the people I come in contact with everyday, excluding tourist, are Latter-Day Saints.You might think of doing a show about people like ourselves, who also happen to live in super religious communities.

    I believe Mark made a statement that Mormons spend a certain amount of time learning about other religions. Well, this is certainly not the case in Southern Utah. I remember my own shock when I found out that a large percentage of my neighbors didn't know that Jews were not Christians.

    Kids who are about to go on there missions have told me in true sincerity that the majority of the world is Mormon, and their job is to convert these small pockets of misunderstanding.

    They get this from living in an echo chamber, and are quite shocked when they return two years later.

    Keep up the good show.

  3. I just have to comment about the fact that Mark adamantly stated that no believer wakes up one morning and suddenly doesn't believe any more. It may be true for him, but I wish he wouldn't make blanket statements about everyone that aren't necessarily true. In my case, this is exactly what happened. I was raised Christian, and was one right up until I walked out of my evolutionary biology class one day. "The Blind Watchmaker" was part of our assigned reading. The facts of the class clicked into place and suddenly, in one second, I was an atheist. A more detailed account can be found here at Richard Dawkin's "Converts' Corner", under the name of Cheri.