Mormon Truth Podcast #15-An Interview With Jared, A Mormon Apologist-Part 2
Okay guys and gals, this is part 2 out of 4, of the interview that Eric(Living Truth Podcast) and I did with Jared, who is a Mormon Apologist. Jared is also a great guy who strongly believes in his faith and can usually find an explanation for most anything.
I do give Jared credit though, for coming on the show with us and at least being able to admit some of the faults that are in the Church; but then, unfortunately, he has to explain them away and tell us why they are okay, or don't impact his overall testimony. Jared is a very nice friendly guy, but we do have to agree to disagree on about every subject.
In Part 2, we pick up where we left off in part 1, continuing our discussion of "The Book of Mormon" and the lack of any evidence whatsoever of "The Book of Mormon", the people, their cities, etc. Jared likes to point out the errors and discrepancies in the Bible, in order to justify the errors and problems in the Book of Mormon and Mormonism in general.
Jared admits that it doesn't matter if they ever find any archaeological evidence of The Book of Mormon and that it wouldn't affect his testimony one way or the other. I say that if you have to claim the Bible to be so wrong, in order to justify that Mormonism and The Book of Mormon are okay with so many screwed up things and errors, why would your wrong be right?
Jared likes to refer to current and past teachings of Apostles and Prophets, as "statements, opinions, traditions, their personal beliefs, or whatever", but that it doesn't mean that it's truth. I honestly have no idea how Jared, or most apologists, determine what Mormon doctrine is or isn't, due to the fact that nobody ever really knows when these so called Prophets and Apostles are speaking for God, or just sharing their personal opinion. In my opinion, it's ridiculous!!
At one point, both Jared and I are astounded at each others views and express that to each other. There is much more to this part 2 and I really hope that you guys enjoy this episode, as much as we did making it for you.
Also, I will be putting out parts 3 and 4 later on today, so that everyone can hear how the rest of this interview went.
Also, here is the link I promised at the beginning of the podcast, with the quotes about not being able to get into heaven, without believing in Joseph Smith.
Here is the link to the post I did, that was a tribute to the "Joseph Smith Nativity Scene" down at BYU, this past Christmas.
Also, one more link, while we are on the subject, is my "Merry Smithmas(Christmas) tribute" to Joseph Smith, with some more POWERFUL, BOSOM BURNING pictures of the "Joseph Smith Nativity Scene." It even includes the Moroni, birds-eye view of the plastic baby Joseph Smith and it's just amazing.
Thanks again everyone for all of your support and please leave comments on what you think of this podcast. Also, if you haven't taken a minute or two and added yourself to my frapper map, please do so, as I would love to know where all you guys are located.
Samuel the Utahnite