Episode 41: Alma 23-25 (finally sober)

October 3, 2014


Click to Listen: Episode 41: Alma 23-25

Yup, I’m bowing out from the drinking game for now. Don’t worry, I’ll still be calling out the drinks! Anyway, in this episode Ammon and his bros turn into the world’s greatest missionaries, and then things go a little sideways when they all decide to stop fighting and just let themselves be slaughtered instead. Warning: This one is a bit bloody, but not nearly as bad as we’ve seen thus far.

“Drink” Count – 24

Exactly 4 Beers


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7 Comments on “Episode 41: Alma 23-25 (finally sober)”

  1. Bishop Lucy Says:

    You mentioned the type of thinking that causes people who can’t feed their kids to still give money to the church:

    From an official church youth manual:
    “Pay it (tithing) first, even when you think you do not have enough money to meet your other needs. ”

    From the church magazine in 2012
    “If paying tithing means that you can’t pay for water or electricity, pay tithing. If paying tithing means that you can’t pay your rent, pay tithing. Even if paying tithing means that you don’t have enough money to feed your family, pay tithing. The Lord will not abandon you.”

    In case it hasn’t come up yet, tithing is mandatory 10% of your income.


    • Roger Says:

      I honestly have slightly less complaint about that from the Mormon perspective. It’s my understanding that there are plenty of poor members who receive more in church charity than they contribute through tithing. That’s how they can get away with actually calling tithing a commandment whereas most Christians view tithing as a recommendation.


  2. Roger Says:

    David, you wanted songs without spoilers. My absolute favorite children’s Hymn was Nephi’s Courage. Catchy tune and overall it’s a nice message. They forgot to write the verse where Nephi was commanded to kill a defenseless man in opposition to his own moral compass.


    Another one I liked as a kid, but find horribly monotonous as an adult is “Book of Mormon Stories” It has a whopping 7 verses, 5 of which have been covered. I’ll post the lyrics rather than risk leading you to spoilers on the official page.

    Book of Mormon stories that my teacher tells to me
    Are about the Lamanites in ancient history.
    Long ago their fathers came from far across the sea,
    Giv’n the land if they lived righteously.

    Lamanites met others who were seeking liberty,
    And the land soon welcomed all who wanted to be free.
    Book of Mormon stories say that we must brothers be,
    Giv’n the land if we live righteously.

    Alma was rebellious, and he fought against the right.
    Then one day an angel came to turn him to the light.
    Struck before his brethren, Alma learned humility.
    Then he taught in the land righteously.

    Don’t forget Abinadi, who stood before the king.
    All chained up from head to toe, the gospel he did bring.
    If he would deny it, then the king would set him free.
    He was true, and he died righteously.

    Ammon was a missionary serving Lamanites,
    Tending King Lamoni’s sheep for several days and nights.
    Robbers came; he saved the sheep by fighting fearlessly.
    He had learned he could live righteously.


    • Duke of Earl Grey Says:

      Looking for an audio recording of “Book of Mormon Stories” that was spoiler-free, I found a pretty decent acoustic guitar version:


      • Roger Says:

        That arrangement is pretty sweet. Gotta love the irony of adding blues riffs to a hymn, what with that being devil music and all.


    • Molly Says:

      One of us needs to make a video of the ultra-super-racist hand motions that go with the song.


  3. Molly Says:

    No joke: At BYU I met four brothers whose parents named them — yes — Aaron, Ammon, Omner, and Himni. Not so bad for Ammon and Aaron, but boy did I feel bad for the other two.


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