1784: The Making of Mormon Bishop Bill Reel – Bill and Amanda Reel Pt. 1

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Discover the captivating story of Bill and Amanda Reel as they share their extraordinary journey through Mormonism, exploring Bill’s transformation from a troubled youth seeking fatherly guidance to a dedicated bishop caught in a web of doubt and awakening. Unveil the challenges faced by this couple within the Mormon patriarchy, their relentless pursuit for truth, and how their experiences ultimately led them on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. Join us as we delve into the untold chapters of their lives, exposing the complexities and contradictions of faith, family, and the power of questioning within a religious institution.

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1785: How Bishop Bill Reel Lost his Mormon Faith – Bill and Amanda Reel Pt. 2

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Dive deeper into the captivating story of Bill and Amanda Reel as they embark on the second part of their remarkable journey. We explore their gripping encounters with church authorities, their disillusionment with Mormonism’s truth claims, and their courageous decision to become whistleblowers within the faith. Discover the challenges they faced, including the lack of safety to be honest and the harm caused by the Mormon Church. Bill gives insight into the world of Mormon apologists and their ethics, as well as the transformative power of real authenticity when you can leave behind the burden of inauthenticity. Explore the shifting landscape of progressive Mormonism and the ultimate question of whether the Church’s good outweighs its flaws. Prepare to be captivated by this thought-provoking exploration of faith, honesty, and the personal sacrifices made in pursuit of truth and freedom.

1786: Reconstruction after Mormonism – Bill and Amanda Reel Pt. 3

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Join us for part three of our interview with Bill and Amanda Reel as we navigate the intricate topics of identity, spirituality, and the profound impact of shedding religious frameworks. We delve into discussions on morality, sexuality, and the complexities of relationships in a post-religious context, explore the meaning and purpose of life beyond religious constructs and the challenges of finding community and support outside of traditional religious structures. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as we venture into the realms of existentialism, the resolution of death, and the embrace of the present moment. Join us on this captivating exploration of life, spirituality, and the endless possibilities that lie beyond the confines of religious dogma.

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  1. VFanRJ July 12, 2023 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Another masterful interview. Super interesting discussion where Bill is very Real. So glad the JD/Reels made this happen.

  2. ann July 12, 2023 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    WoW! Listened to and appreciated all three podcasts. Not a Mormon but learned much from such smart, interesting people. Really relate and agree 100% to the end-of-life choices
    discussion. Thank you…Peace.

  3. Superstein July 14, 2023 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Thanks, John, for synthesizing Bill’s ideas. It’s otherwise difficult to stay with his extended,lengthy analogies.

  4. CG July 14, 2023 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed Bill and of course John, nourishment for my soul, thank you!!!!

  5. Joe July 19, 2023 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Was the book that Bill talked about in part 3 Sapiens by Harari?

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