Thank you Bill!

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græy
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Thank you Bill!

Post by græy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 am

Tonight is Bill's night.

His podcast was the safe zone for me after I read the essays and realized all was not well in Zion. It confirmed that I was not the only one who was aware of the discrepancies. While my wife actively refuses to listen to any more of his podcasts (she only made it through the first 50 or so) it did serve as a jumping off point for communication between us.

A large part of my sanity today is largely due to his efforts, his willingness to share TRUTH despite the consequences, his ability to find a reason for some amount of faith despite the entire church claiming that you have none. I needed that.

I feel more secure on my own now. I have my own authority and I am aware of that power that I hold. My family does not understand. My wife does not understand. But I am not alone.

Thank you Bill. Good luck tonight!
I'm better than dirt... well most dirt. Not that fancy store bought stuff, I can't compete with that... full of nutrients and everything. -Moe Sizlack

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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by Hagoth » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:47 am

Amen!
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” -Mark Twain

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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by No Tof » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:39 am

Yup. Me too.
Hope he feels our support and doesn't take it too seriously.
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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by blazerb » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Bill has certainly helped me. He seems like a sensitive man. I hope he can process this appropriately. It's hard.

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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by deacon blues » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:05 am

Bill and RFM/Consiglieri are my favorite source for help in navigating the weird stuff in the Mormon/L.D.S. world view. Keep the faith in reality Bros. :D
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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by 2bizE » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Bill has been a great inspiration to me. He is honest, bold, yet sympathetic and kind. The church doesn’t deserve him anyway.
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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by Arcturus » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:24 pm

græy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 am
His podcast was the safe zone for me after I read the essays and realized all was not well in Zion. It confirmed that I was not the only one who was aware of the discrepancies...

A large part of my sanity today is largely due to his efforts, his willingness to share TRUTH despite the consequences, his ability to find a reason for some amount of faith despite the entire church claiming that you have none. I needed that.
Same for me! Bill is awesome.

I hope his podcast gets more traction - I think he's a fantastic host when he brings people on and spurs excellent conversation, in contrast to some other podcast hosts who often don't seem to pay attention to their guest.
“How valuable is a faith that is dependent on the maintenance of ignorance? If faith can only thrive in the absence of the knowledge of its origins, history, and competing theological concepts, then what is it we really have to hold on to?”
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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by FiveFingerMnemonic » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:20 pm

I like that he uses the phrase "Bring em' Young" and doesn't use the phrase "I'm super excited" while constantly interrupting the guests to lead them to a given conclusion like another interviewer.

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Re: Thank you Bill!

Post by wtfluff » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Someone on another plane of the internet also mentioned Bill's wife standing with him in support.

So let's thank Mrs. Reel also while we're at it.
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. -Frater Ravus

Keep the company of those who seek the truth - run from those who have found it -Václav Havel

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