Chris is an atheist. John is a Christian. And Daniel Johnson is a High Priest at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). So an atheist, a Christian, and a Mormon walk into a podcast…
Author and Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson asked to come on the show to clear up some misconceptions about the LDS/Mormon religion.
John tries to figure out how Mormons and Christians are different.
Chris points out that Mormons are Christians.
And Mormon High Priest Daniel Johnson tries to keep up.
Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson
Daniel explains the mysterious Mormon rituals, the mysterious Mormon Garments commonly known as “Magic Underwear,” and the time he was shot at and took one on the chin from some drunk guy in Argentina. We also talk about how religion was hijacked by the government, something called “The Oath of Vengeance,” and Daniel suggests that the Garden of Eden is in Missouri.
Other topics include: Dinosaurs, the TV show Sister Wives, black people being cursed, becoming gods and creating your own race of people after you die, where John Wayne Gacy went when he died, obsessions with virgins, group dates, birth control, homosexuality, Nephilim, giants in the Bible, the Word, secret handshakes, passwords, and keyphrases in the Latter Day Saints Endowment Ceremony, levels of sins, the Shmita, Joseph Smith’s glasses, the seerstones, trans-genders in the church, the Jesus movement, Jesus Freaks, Frisbee the gay Jesus Freak, a TV show called My Husband’s Not Gay.
We find out that Daniel isn’t allowed to talk about certain things that happen in the Latter Day Saints Endowment Ceremony. So Chris pulls up a hidden camera video on YouTube of a guy going through the Endowment Ceremony.
Listen to the episode for a full play-by-play on the mysterious Endowment Ceremony. We also find out that Mormons take secret oaths and are sworn to secrecy about certain things in their religion. One is a secret oath that Mormon church leaders take about establishing a religious government, and the now-retired “Oath of Vengeance” that teaches Mormons to pray against America for vengeance on behalf of Joseph Smith.
Websites Mentioned on the Show
This is the website Chris was reading from during the show: 101 Nonpublic or Weird Beliefs of Mormons
This is the secret LDS Endowment Ceremony video Chris was watching at the end of the show:
The playlist above also contains the LDS film shown to members during the Endowment Ceremony.
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