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Ex-Mormon siblings Brother Dan and Sister Lisa discuss Mormon culture, religiosity, atheism, comparing their experiences growing up in 'The One True Church' and leaving the old rules behind to search for a more fulfilling life outside of it.

Ex-Mormon siblings Brother Dan and Sister Lisa discuss Mormon culture, religiosity, atheism, comparing their experiences growing up in 'The One True Church' and leaving the old rules behind to search for a more fulfilling life outside of it.

Location:

United States

Description:

Ex-Mormon siblings Brother Dan and Sister Lisa discuss Mormon culture, religiosity, atheism, comparing their experiences growing up in 'The One True Church' and leaving the old rules behind to search for a more fulfilling life outside of it.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Baijiu Bonus (Escaping China)

2/16/2020
In this bonus episode, the siblings are reunited after Sister Lisa returns early from China (news of the coronavirus broke right after this was recorded). Over some traditional Chinese Baijiu, they talk about her experience in China and Hong Kong, her reasons for returning early, being triggered by The Handmaid's Tale, reading The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr, and what's ahead for season 2 of our podcast. Cheers! - SIZ --- Website: siblingsinzion.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:44:30

Shout-out to Some Ex-Mo Brothers & Sisters

12/22/2019
Early in production of this season, we recorded a special addendum to shout-out some other Ex-Mo creators that have been influential in our journeys but, forgot to include it! Today we thank them, and you. Check out the various links below. Talk to you next year! --- Heart of the Matter: http://tiny.cc/hotm Mormon Stories: http://tiny.cc/mormonstories Zelph on the Shelf: http://tiny.cc/zelph Naked Mormonism: https://bit.ly/34KsMKn Latter-day Lesbian: http://tiny.cc/ldl Dan Vogel:...

Duration:00:11:39

10: A Word of Wisdom

12/15/2019
In this first season finale, the siblings further examine the Word of Wisdom - a health code of sorts which was presented to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1833. Since then, parts of the WoW have been further elaborated and treated more or less as commandments (alcohol, tobacco, hot drinks), while others seem to be overlooked or ignored (meat used sparingly, barley for mild drinks, and wine of your own make). It has continually been a source of confusion...

Duration:00:37:33

09: Further Light & Knowledge

12/8/2019
The siblings conclude their overview of the Mormon temple ceremonies with discussions on the 'prayer circle', 'sealings', and 'conversing through the veil' with 'signs and tokens' (secret handshakes). They watch and react to some of the videos of these ceremonies on YouTube and Lisa relates her own personal experiences of her many times participating in these very cult-like scenarios. They also discuss the comparison between many of these ceremonies and those of the Masonic traditions,...

Duration:00:53:54

08: High to Kolob

12/1/2019
'I'm learning to be a less anxious person after leaving Mormonism' Sister Lisa is indoctrinated into the cult of cannabis. The siblings discuss the conservative demonization of the substance, the attitude they have towards it now, how it truly affects them both, experimenting with conscious thought, dealing with mortality after leaving religion, and fear in general. Philosophy of consciousness, the possible choice to exist or not exist, the choice to bring more life into the world, the...

Duration:00:38:37

07: Endowment of Power

11/24/2019
The siblings discuss the 'sacred not secret' temple practice of Washing & Anointing, sister Lisa's personal experiences in the temple, the evolution of these practices over the lifetime of the LDS church - such as head to toe washing of water and olive oil to just a drop of each on the head. And then comes the 'Endowment of Power'... We're talkin' ponchos, jumpsuits, temple dresses, aprons, silly hats, multiple versions of super boring and repetitive movies, healthy breasts and bowels and...

Duration:00:54:20

06: Baptism for the Dead

11/17/2019
Since the 1840s, the most common temple activity in which a Mormon person can participate is proxy baptism, or 'Baptism for the Dead'. Why do they do this? Good question. It's not as creepy as it may sound to the uninitiated, but it's still creepy. In this episode, the siblings talk about their own experiences being baptized in the name of dead people over and over as adolescents, the significance of being baptized by their father, and feeling the 'spirit' while being dressed in white and...

Duration:00:52:33

05: The Ballad of Sister Lisa

11/10/2019
In this special edition of the show, we present a condensed version of the two episodes of Dan's educational entertainment podcast The Fundamentals (now known as Everywhere You Go is Bullsh*t) in which Lisa was a guest, discussing Mormonism. Lisa joins Brother Dan, Darren McCarthy & Martin Wallace to share her personal story of growing up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being baptized by her brother, attending BYU-Idaho, and serving a full-time mission for 18 months...

Duration:01:27:10

04: Moderation in All Things

11/3/2019
It’s the end of the first recording session for the show, and the siblings have partaken of the sweet berry wines throughout the evening. So, they discuss their relationship with the things the church has prohibited and demonized through the Word of Wisdom (more on that in a future episode), the further interpretation of it over time, and the seemingly arbitrary adherence to it as written. They note the hypocrisy of demonizing marijuana while swallowing prescription drugs and diet coke,...

Duration:00:25:50

03: Apostasy in Japan 🇯🇵

10/27/2019
In June of 2019, Dan & Lisa met in Japan after being apart for about 10 months. Lisa had taken the opportunity to work as a teacher in China after her shelf began to break in order to contemplate the act of removing herself from the church. Before she came back, she wanted to spend time with the only person she knew who truly understood the struggle and they arranged to spend time in Japan before she returned home. They recap their experience in Tokyo, Kyoto & Fukuoka; and express their...

Duration:00:41:06

02: Clean & Pure (Patriarchal Blessings)

10/19/2019
In this episode Dan and Lisa read their super special, verrry unique Patriarchal Blessings (also known as Mormon horoscopes) and dissect them into what is standard Mormon jargon, what is total BS, and what is likely influenced by knowledge provided to the patriarch beforehand. As you might expect, there are some differences between blessings and expectations for males and females. They also hit some serious mental hurdles attempting to make any sense of what the pre-mortal life could...

Duration:00:51:12

01: And It Came to Pass ... (Introduction)

10/19/2019
Welcome to Siblings in Zion! In this inaugural episode, Brother Dan & Sister Lisa introduce themselves and their intentions for this podcast. They were both born & raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ten years apart. Within the last year, both have found themselves officially resigned as members of record, and now officially apostates! *Let us be clear: we are not 'anti-Mormon' and we do not accept this designation. We are opposed to bad ideas and the behaviors they...

Duration:00:40:19

00: Apostates Approaching (Teaser)

10/13/2019
The teaser for Siblings in Zion, coming 10.19.19! --- Website: siblingsinzion.com Facebook: facebook.com/siblingsinzion Instagram: instagram.com/siblingsinzion YouTube: tiny.cc/sizyoutube

Duration:00:02:15