Radio Free Mormon: 059: The Pharisee Phenomenon Pt 1

Today Radio Free Mormon share with us the “Pharisee Phenomenon” as found in the LDS Church.   Running through 12 examples where all the fun lies.  RFM shows us what it means to be pharisaical in the LDS Church.  Its not everyday you get to explore LDS Leaders practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit.


4 thoughts on “Radio Free Mormon: 059: The Pharisee Phenomenon Pt 1

  1. So Oaks says that the sacrament should be done exactly right. And with the right hand. But why doesn’t the congregation kneel when the sacrament is blessed?

    >D&C 20:76 And the elder or priest shall administer it; and after this manner shall he administer it—he shall *kneel with the church* and call upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying:

    One of the problems of being a pharisee is that pharisees substitute the traditions of men for the commandments of God.

    Matthew 15:2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands before they eat.” 3Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?

  2. Another great podacst!

    I did read that BYU recently added caffeinated beverages on campus. If you google it, some news articles about it will come up.

    When I first came across your podcasts I was really impressed with your spot-on analysis of church issues. If I was still TBM, I would say that the Supernatural, disembodied Holy Ghost was telling me what you say is true!

    But then I listened to one of your podcasts where you mentioned your profession and I realized why I lliked your reasoning and arguments so much. It was because I have a very similar profess background and looked at stuff the same way. (I can only hope I can do such a devastating cross-exam in my work as you do of GA talks and other B.S.! But I guess you have alot to work with!)

    Just goes to show that feelings tend to just confirm what you’re familiar with and your established opinions!

    • Please excuse my typos. It was written on my iphone while wanting for my table at a restaurant.

  3. While I enjoy your episodes with Bill Reel, I enjoy your solo episodes far more.

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