Southern Utah Post Mormon Association

CHAPTER INTRODUCTION

The mission of Southern Utah Post Mormon Association is to provide a safe environment to facilitate and support the growth and development of those who have left or are considering leaving the LDS faith.   

We welcome you to our monthly gatherings on the first Sunday of each month excepting  June, July and August at the New Lexington (850 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah) at 2:00 PM.  

We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you!   

For further information, send an email to Skeptic at:

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Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture Series February 7th, 2016- Joe Rawlins

Posted by skeptic on January 30, 2016

The Southern Utah PostMormon Association has  another great lecture lined up first Sunday in February at 2 pm at the Red Lion Hotel, 850 South Bluff Street.  We will be welcoming a guest speaker from northern Utah (Lehi):

 

Joe Rawlins is the ex-Mormon author of The Korihor Argument: A Missionary’s Journey Out of Mormonism. Rawlins grew up in Mesa, AZ as a devout Mormon and confronted his faith in Mormonism and in God while serving as a missionary in Perú.

Now an atheist and humanist, Rawlins writes and lectures on finding self-driven purpose, leaving religion and creating enduring inter-faith families. He has committed to donate a portion of the sale of each copy of The Korihor Argument to help children of Peru, where he served as a Mormon missionary in 1999-2001.

 

Joe has so many topics that sound interesting it was hard to decide what he should prepare for our group, so we left it up to him.

 

Joe is famous for secretly recording his own excommunication proceedings:

 

http://www.joerawlins.com/2015/08/21/listen-the-excommunication-of-joseph-rawlins/  

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Jan 10th, 2016-Southern Utah PostMormons will present an outstanding lecture combo

Posted by skeptic on January 05, 2016

Scholars Matthew Harris and Newell Bringhurst will talk about their new book: The Mormon Church and Blacks- A Documentary History

 

Newell Bringhurst will discuss early blacks who were ordained to the Priesthood during Joseph Smith's era, polygamy and the ban, lineage and the ban, etc.  Matt Harris will discuss: Mormons and Civil Rights, BYU Athletic Protests, IRS pressure on the Mormon church to lift the ban, lingering racism after the ban, the background and context to the church's latest expression on LDS.org: "Race and Priesthood" Gospel Topics Essay.  Above all, we will cover the evolving rationales for the ban: (1) blacks cursed, (2) blacks fence-sitters, (3) "we don't know," (4) folklore, (5) ban rooted in racism from B. Young's day.

If there is time Matt will tell us about his latest research on Ezra Taft Benson! 

 

Newell and Matt will be speaking at Dixie State University the following Monday after our meeting.

 

This should be a wonderful presentation for those of us who enjoy the flavor of the hidden Mormon history.

 

Date: January 10th 2016, Time 2 PM. Place Red Lion 850 S. Bluff St. St. George Utah

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Southern Utah Post Mormon Association to meet December 6th at the Red Lion in St. George

Posted by skeptic on November 28, 2015
Many of us here have found  academic rigor and critical thinking equals enlightenment. How much do we extend this thought process to what is presented us in everyday life?
 
In our search for a conclusion do we have an idea of what good evidence looks like and are we willing to continually question our "own" assumptions?
 
Our December 6th lecture is one which guarantee's to broaden the thought process. Our guest speaker Gregory Bramlet will speak on "Metaphysics and Epistemology as Tools of Thinking".
 
Greg's knowledge, wit and humor should prove to be enlightening and entertaining.
 
Lecture series will begin  @ 2 PM
 
Place: Red Lion 850 S. Bluff St. St. George Utah
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
For more info email" .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Southern Utah Postmormon Association to meet November 1st at the Red Lion in St. George

Posted by skeptic on October 26, 2015
We will hear a return and report on the October Exmormon Conference.
 
Come and enjoy a recap of the lectures and More!
 
Place: Red Lion Hotel
 
Time 2 PM (Remember the Time Change- Fall back one hour)
 
Date: Sunday November 1st
 
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Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture series October 4th, 2015

Posted by skeptic on September 15, 2015
The Southern Utah PostMormon Association to meet October 4th
 
Place: St. George, Utah at the Red Lion affiliation 850 So. Bluff St. St. George Utah
 
Time: 2 PM- Red Lion Restaurant
 
Come and examine the LDS Churches admission of the Rock in the Hat story.
 
 
The need for this process was recently explained by LDS Apologist Daniel Peterson in the following Deseret News article.
 
 

Some critics of Joseph Smith mock the fact that part of the Book of Mormon translation process apparently involved dictating while looking at a stone that he’d placed within a hat.

Yet far from being damaging evidence against his claims and against the Book of Mormon, this fact may strongly support their plausibility. The Lord has said that he makes (seemingly) weak things become strong (Ether 12:27), and this seems yet another such case.

Consider a smartphone or e-reader, for instance. Their screens are very difficult to read out in the sunlight and need to be shaded. Or consider your personal computer. You probably don’t place it directly in front of a window where bright light will be streaming into your face. You need contrasting darkness so that you can see the screen without strain, and especially so if you’ll be working on it for lengthy periods. Otherwise, your eyes will tire and your head will ache.

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Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture series May 3rd, 2015

Posted by skeptic on April 25, 2015
ExMormon Conference presenter and past Southern Utah PostMormon Chapter leader Arza Evans will share his journey as the author of the book THE KEYSTONE OF MORMONISM. Arza will reveal why he had to have his book printed outside of Utah, how writing the book changed his life, the personal cost with his excommunication both positive and negative reaction to the books printing.
 
Those of us who know Arza personally have come to admire his integrity and great sense of humor. He indicates he has a few books left and will sell them at his cost $10.
 
Preceding Arza's lecture, PostMormon.orgs Tapir Whisperer will bring us up to date on LDS Church membership. What do the numbers tell us, are the new missionary efforts really helping?
 
Come and enjoy a Sunday with likeminded friends. This will be the last lecture as we take our summer break.
 
Lecture will be at  2 PM in the Lexington Hotel 850 So. Bluff St. St. George Utah
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Come and roll your Easter Eggs with the Southern Utah PostMormon Association Sunday April 5th, 2015

Posted by skeptic on March 15, 2015

Board poster Tapir Whisper will address:

The LDS Church's essay on the Book of Abraham is examined and why it fails to rehabilitate the book's claim of authenticity.

Those of us who have attended Tapir Whispers lecturer know they are outstanding, both in his research and presentation.

Lecture starts 2 PM, April 5th at the Lexington Hotel.

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Southern Utah PostMormon Association Lecture series March 1st 2015

Posted by skeptic on February 22, 2015
Southern Utah PostMormon Association will be March 1st 2 PM at the Lexington Hotel- 850 So. Bluff St. St. George,  Utah
 
Two outstanding PostMormon's will share their enlightenments, disclosing the events and history that changed their lives forever.
 
Come and enjoy the fellowship of likeminded questioners. Refreshments will be served.
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Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture Series Feb 1,  2015

Posted by skeptic on January 26, 2015
Doug Bowen, long-time member of the Southern Utah PostMormon group, will be this Sunday's speaker.  Doug has been teaching a class on Mark Twain at Dixie State University with the Institute For Continued Learning.  Begun in September 2014, it is one of the most popular new classes ever offered by ICL, attracting over 150 students.  One of the best-attended was the November 18 session on "Mark Twain and Religion," which Doug has revised to better fit our group.  Come share laughter, fun, socializing and refreshments.  Start time is 2:00 PM, at 850 South Bluff Street in St George (Lexington Hotel).  We promise to get you home in time to watch the Super Bowl!
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Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture Series Jan. 4th, 2015

Posted by skeptic on December 26, 2014
Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture Series Jan. 4th,  2015
 
An examination of the Churches latest Block Buster Essay on Polygamy.
 
Does the Essay embrace an honest effort to be open and honest with a troubling history or a clever gloss over?
 
Come and find out, 2 PM January 4th, Lexington Hotel- 850 S. Bluff St. St. George, Utah
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
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PostMormon.org’s Dahli-Mama to lecture December 7th, 2014

Posted by skeptic on November 23, 2014

Southern Utah PostMormon Association will host the recovering humor and satire of Dahil-Mama December 7th at 2 PM at the Lexington Hotel- 850 So. Bluff St. St. George Utah.

Lecturing at the Ex-Mormon Conference earlier this year attendee's found her humor ranging from the irreverent to downright naughty, poignant and touching.

Laughter and joy is good for the recovering soul.  Come and enjoy a very satirical and emotional afternoon with Dana.  

Refreshments will be served

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November 2nd PostMormon Lecture 2014

Posted by skeptic on October 27, 2014
Southern Utah PostMormon Association will meet Sunday, November 2nd, 2 PM at the Lexington Hotel- 850 S. Bluff St. St. George
 
A lecture will examine several of the recent LDS Church web "Essay's" which address criticism's of Church doctrine. Many view the Essays were published as an effort to curb the growing apostasy within the Church.
 
 
Refreshments will be served, remember to change your clock back one hour.
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October 5th PostMormon Lecture Series 2014

Posted by skeptic on September 13, 2014
Southern Utah PostMormon Lecture series/ Support Group resumes Sunday October 5th
 
Nadine Hansen will help catch us up on recent actions against members.
 
We will then as a group talk about dealing with the Magical Thinking expressed in Mormonism. Come and share your experience.
 
Time 2 PM, Place Lexington Hotel 850 S. Bluff St. George.
 
Refreshments will be served.
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