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Radio Free Mormon: 033: Selling Your Soul for Apologetics

RFM takes issue with the Logical Fallacies, Deceptiveness, and Blatant Lies by LDS Apologist Dan Peterson in his article “Defending the Faith: The supposed scandal of multiple First Vision accounts”.  In the article Daniel Peterson goes to great lengths to frame the public awareness of the multiple first vision accounts in a faithful context.  Sadly in order to do so, Dan must avoid telling people the problematic details and even go so far as to lie about the history of how and why the 1832 account was obscured for so long.  RFM even goes to show using both a personal interaction with Daniel as well as public audio from Elder Holland that obfuscation and dishonesty is par for the course when trying to defend the Church using apologetics.

RESOURCES:

Elder Holland lying and obfuscating with BBC interviewer

Stan Larsen’s Dialogue Article (Absolute Must Read for Latter-Day Saints who want to understand the History of the First Vision Accounts)

 

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3 thoughts on “Radio Free Mormon: 033: Selling Your Soul for Apologetics

  1. Thank you for this podcast. Many of us have recognized Peterson’s “inique” behavior over the last several decades. You might be interested to see some other well documented behavior from Peterson. Here are just a few examples out of thousands:

    Peterson telling a respected LDS scholar to go to hell:

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35385

    Apology for posting racist pictures on the internet:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2013/05/mormon-apologist-uses-photo-of-the-dead-bodies-of-lynched-blacks-as-a-gag-prop/

    Peterson’s misogyny:

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24431

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34996

    Examples of Peterson’s plagarism:

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47272

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson/2016/02/an-apology-regarding-my-interpreter-article-today.html

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47289

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithpromotingrumor/2016/01/to-the-editors-of-the-deseret-news/

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithpromotingrumor/2016/01/daniel-peterson-and-admitting-defeat/

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithpromotingrumor/2016/01/too-close-to-call-daniel-peterson-in-the-deseret-news/

    Examples of Peterson caught lying:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20111015220544/http://chriscarrollsmith.blogspot.com/2008/02/spencer-lake-horse-skull.html

    http://www.mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26812

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28827

    http://www.mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19915&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=105

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47236&p=1082804#p1082804

    Peterson’s ethical lapses:

    http://www.mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9620

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9583

    http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32954

  2. Brilliant! I applaud any effort to make the church a more open and honest place of worship.

    Daniel Peterson feels the opposite.

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