Personal Experiences & Reunions
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- 14jonahstourguide in
hi all.. personal experience.
attended a regional convention in melbourne australia.. saturday attendance,, 1,500 approx.. baptism,, 11. about 8 born ins ,,, all 8 under 20yo and 5 under 17.. 3 of the 11 appeared to be over 20 and are not born ins.. sounds about .8% increase ,,, kind of.. the outstanding part of the day was the continual reference to ' are you, can you do more'.
ha ha fear obligation guilt.. jtg.
- 1Deke in
all i can say is wow 3 pages of return posts!!
what an amazing support system!
i’m sorry i didn’t return posts after i first posted i was beat and basically passed out .
- 37pale.emperor in
i dont know why i'd want to argue over something like this.
i've been aware of this theory for years.
as interesting as it is - it's still bullshit.. for future reference, i believe the bible to be a collection of fantasy, myth, real locations and crazy ramblings of psychedelic bloke stuck on patmos.. my reply:.
- 16Saethydd in
when i was a jw and still living with my parents i remember the way my father held what could almost be described as contempt for archeologists, paleontologists, and other scientists who dared to try explain what happened in past.
he justified this attidtude with the argument that these people don’t have enough evidence to make such claims with any certainty.
however, i see now that his viewpoint was more likely a defense mechanism to protect his presupposed conclusion that everything described in the bible actually happened.
- 40Deke in
good evening all, this is my first time posting.. been reading and following for two years.
my story will come soon.... but i want to say to all, thanks for all the meaningful, intellectual, honest, and insightful words!!
it’s been an interesting 48 years of service to an organization!
- 5dubstepped in
a new podcast interview, and a new book, on episode 15 of the "shunned" podcast.. .
jason grew up in amish country but was raised in the cult of jehovah’s witnesses.
this story has cars hidden in the woods for a getaway, living on boats, time spent in rehab, a jw group of “lost boys” that were dealing drugs, just your average story of leaving a cult.
- 9campaign of hate in
i haven’t posted here in a while, although i have been keeping an eye on the posts.
i love morpheus bluntness and sbf optimism that jw chariot is going to fall of the cliff imminently!.
as the title suggests, the latest in my life is that i’m finally free!
- 15blisterfeet in
i am semi estranged from my jw family.
i am interested in a relationship but it never works.. they aren’t interested at all so we just leave it like that.. i received a text from my half-sister yesterday saying “your dad has cancer, it’s bad, i don’t know anything” i figured there was more to the story and if my dad needed me to know anything he would tell me.
or not.. i spoke with my mom this morning.
- 9lastmanstanding in
i recently was on a job with the cobe and i would like to relate this experience.
it goes to show how unthink these zombies have become.. during working, the cobe asks me “did you see that couple that died in the eritrean prison, the brother and his wife?”.
i replied that i had not seen anything like that.
- 20blownaway in
i posted this before, but my wife is upset and not handling it well.
her mother has alzheimer and is in a care facility for the rest of her life.
between medicare and caid she is paid for the care.