October 6, 2013 · 11:00 AM
Join Atheists of Utah for our monthly brunch, featuring guest speaker Kenneth Lines (A.K.A. Reddit's Mithryn)!
Nutty Mormon History is neither anti-mormon, nor pro-mormon. It is history that was included in a manual or on a pro-church website, but was heavily edited to remove the "nutty" bits.
Kenneth Lines is known as Mithryn on Reddit. He was raised by an amateur apologist who had a dream that one day they would work for the Maxwell Institute. Discussions of seer-stones were common place around the dinner table. 33 years into the church he had been an elder's quorum president twice, a veil worker, worked at the DI and shaped his life around the religion. Then, he applied his data analysis skills from his day job to the religion and was "out" of belief, or had "moved past" belief fairly quickly. During this "coming out" period, he did 3 years of research in all church sources. This presentation as well as much of what he posts on Reddit are the notes from those years of research.
If you missed his Part I of this series, fear not! We all know the Mormon religion is ten pounds of crazy in a five-pound bag, so there's even more to come. We will have Kenneth deliver Part III of his series of talks sometime in the coming months.