Another experience story about leaving the society

by enderby 26 Replies latest jw experiences


    Great read!!! And I'm glad you proved all those points to yourself...that helps so much more than someone else just saying it. Glad to hear about your family also. When I first heard about the U.N affiliation...I had heard a few rumors about the inconsistencies in the Evolution book. I headed to the library to see this for myself. I have to admit that I was totally shocked by what I found. I was in a daze for several was such a strange feeling to see right there in print how the WTS could so blatantly decieve us. It was all downhill...or really it was uphill from there!


  • Sunnygal41

    Enderby, I applaud you for your deep commitment to be true to yourself, and your courage in speaking your mind and doubts out....welcome to the forum!! Terri

  • LDH

    VERY COOL that you got your family out too! What a bonus!

  • Pistoff
    Very very enjoyable read. Your story is part of the reason that the society discourages university. It teaches you to not blindly accept, to support what you are saying, to not generalize, etc. When the society's teachings start to crumble, it is like a house of cards, the whole thing collapes.

    Especially when there are only MONTHS left for this "old system"!!

    Great post; looking forward to your next one.

  • TopHat
    And I found the Isaiah book very unsatisfying in its attempts to establish all those far-fetched analogies between ancient Isreal and the present day. I thought, "Anyone can do this sort of thing with the benefit of hindsight."

    I noticed to that the GB always compared themsleves to events and people of the Bible...I couldn't believe what I was reading. That's when I started to come out of my stuper and open my eyes to the WTS.

    Welcome to the board endarby

  • stillAwitness

    How I love reading people's personal expierences. It keeps me in uplifting spirits for when I am ready to plan my own escape.

    Lol about the roommate who played Bible melodies all day! My mother does the same thing at night before trying to go to bed. And in the car she plays those damn WT/AWAKE CD's. I'm like damn can I please just turn on the radio. I'll listen to the weather report..anything but this!

    Welcome to the BOARD!

  • acadian

    Hello Enderby and welcome, Great story!

    My wife and I had similar instance, I was the father, and we raised three kids in WTS ( were all out now) anyway, we started doing research on the other books that are quoted in the bible, we weren't hiding the fact either because we thought we were doing honest bible research. Well three elders paid us a visit, they weren't happy either, our reseach could lead to apostacy we were told, my responce was "If this is the truth, the truth should stand up to scrutiny rigth? Then, what does the truth have to fear?" That didn't go to well...

    We had other questions for them ( U.N; Disfellowshipping/shunning and others)

    And the fact they were not following scripture as set forth in Matthew 18:15-17 upset me a bit, because they said a sister had told them about some of the things we were learning in these other books of the bible, no she didn't try to reason with us, I was there, she was all friendly, but the next thing you know were getting a visit from the elders

    (Matthew 18:15-17) 15 "Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go lay bare his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, in order that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17 If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector. . ."

    No, they came with malise in their hearts, their minds were made, no discussion, that's OK my wife and I walked away with a greater knowlege and personal integity.

    And when do they follow verse 17..."speak to the congregation" they never do, everything is done in private (to hide their dark deeds), which leads others to speculate.

    You did the right thing Enderby!

    Hopfully that exsperence didn't stop you from the search for Truth!

    Again, Great story!

    Kind Regards

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