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- 34LOLS in
i was just wondering , why would my jw husband return to been a full blown baptized jw after 20 years of fading?.
he has spent 20 years of his life been a worldly person , with a worldly wife & kids & worldly friends .... to joining the borg full time , to getting baptized , to getting new brothers & sisters .... and to writing off most of his worldly friends (some his known his whole life ) , to trying to convince me & our children how wonderful this org is ......and anyone else who will listen :(.
has anyone ever experienced this ...... oh and he seems to be in it 110% and no-one can say anything about this crazy org or show him proof that it all bs...... his such a clever independent , successful guy , why on earth would he go back to this , after been out for so many years & change into this domineering , opinionated fool ..... oh and his entire family also went back ... father , mother , brother & sister .
- 16SnakesInTheTower in
a post on another thread got me to thinking and writing.. should we even be trying to get our loved ones out of jehovah's witnesses?.
when a person truly believes in their belief system, or even if they don't but have held to that system for a long time, there is nothing we can say that will move them from that system.. why?
- 22smiddy3 in
jw`s were in my area for the first time in i don`t know how long.i`m in a regional area.
anyhow i was walking down my driveway with the purpose of going around to my outside fence to spray poison along the fence boundary.. across the road were two witness ladies talking together on the opposite side of the road and could clearly see me coming out of my house.
i proceeded to rake away newly mowed grass to better expose the area i was going to poison along my fence.. when the two ladies ,maybe 40`s and 50`s ?
- 10The Fall Guy in
... to "abuse" the name of mohammed in a similar way as they do with the name of jesus christ?.
i'm prompted to ask this having recently watched a police action movie where "jesus f------g christ" was twice uttered.. in the western world at least, christians & christianity appear to be fair game, (no objections here) but islam verges on being sacrosanct - at least it appears so in the uk..
- 8ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara in
thi slink takes you there.
the list is long.go figure.. .
- 6TerryWalstrom in
"despite the millions of books and magazines sold by charles taze russell and his tower publishing company, and the hundreds of thousands of tracts and other literature distributed free by zwtts between the mid-1870s and 1900, only around 2600 persons bothered attending the watch tower society's local memorial celebrations in 1899. a significant percentage of those 2600 persons were russell's "colporteurs", who earned their livings selling russell's literature for a profit.
charles taze russell was absolutely correct when he proclaimed for decades that zwtts was not a religion -- it was a business.
"_____"zion's watch tower magazine was not owned by zion's watch tower tract society, but rather was a "for-profit" business owned personally by charles taze russell and his tower publishing company, and that the "growing debt" which was "burdening" the work of zwtts was owed to charles taze russell, himself.
- 8TerryWalstrom in
the spookiest questions about god are profound when we take one step back and examine who/what such a god would be... j-u-s-t before creating the universe.... .
before anything was created: god wouldn't have been "the creator".
with nobody around wouldn't be supreme being (superior to who/ what?
- 4stuckinarut2 in
we all know about the variation in the "cult persona vs the "real persona" of those in high control groups such as jws.. it struck me this becomes even more pronounced and apparent when jws actually put on their physical meeting or service attire, or are engaged in jw activities.
they become more robotic as their responses and actions - yes their opinions and discussions- are stripped of humanity and thought, and they become turned into some sort of regurgitating jw orator.. when they literally put on a suit or tie, the level of judgement, arrogance and black and white thinking takes on a whole new level.
take that clothing off, and put them in casual attire to attend some sort of enjoyable activity (eg sports watching or the like) and they become far more relaxed, and "normal".. i have noticed this particularly with my father.
- 14Kathy1978 in
i was a 3rd generation jw on my mom’s side and both of my parents were jws when i was born.
me and my 3 siblings were raised a bit on the strict side.
no sports, outside association, college, mandatory meeting attendance & service routine, etc.
- 12JW Answers in
satan hates what god loves and also hates the things of god.
therefore who will you trust... the word of god or satan?
satan uses many people today to corrupt the things of god, as well as god's word.