I think many of you will return to the religion one day

by free2beme 98 Replies latest jw friends

  • kid-A

    The problem is that this proposal is based on several false premises. The JWs do not offer a "comfort zone" in any sense of the term. In fact, being an active JW requires a constant state of discomfort, excessive demands on time, no holiday celebrations, public humiliation in the "field service".....if a DFs ever does return, it is solely due to family reunification issues, and rarely the result of some existential crisis about the eternal salvation in paradise crap.

    Second, the idea of return has to consider the different TYPES of situations that causes someone to leave. For example, I was a "born in" that faded out before ever being baptized. It was never a comfort zone for me, I was just never even remotely interested in it. Indeed, I have never known a "born in" non-baptized fader that went back. In the other categories, we have the DFs, which I think fall into 2 broad categories. 1) Genuine believers who gave into temptation (99% of the time its sex) and 2) "Rebel" JWs who got "caught" and are DFd. I would propose that only category 1 would ever return, because they are the only ones who ever believed any of it in the first place.

    All in all, I would estimate the percentage of those leaving (for whatever reason) and eventually coming back (permanently) would be something on the order of 0.5 %. Of those, many of the "reinstated" will just get DFd again within a year or two anyways.

  • serendipity

    Hi dozy, welcome to the forum!

  • Chimene
    Once you learn the truth about Santa Claus, it is pretty hard to go back to believing in him.

    Yeah, exactly. And the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc.

  • delilah

    Not me....count me out. I will not return to the "vomit". But, I have a friend who has gone back and forth a few times, and last I heard, he's supposed to be posting on one of these ex-jw sites.( So, yes,I can see that it does happen to some people.) I've yet to find him...He's an awesome guy...like a little brother..

  • Kenneson

    I haven't set foot in a Kingdom Hall since 1966. Eternity would be too soon to return.

  • fullofdoubtnow

    I can't see any possibility of me going back into slavery. There would be no point, I know it isn't the truth now, so there would be no benefit whatsoever to me if I did return. I have my life back now, and I won't give it up so easily again.

  • LittleToe

    I agree with the original premise of this thread.

    It's totally possible that I might be in a tragic road accident and lose my frontal lobes and my memory of the last five years. I could well find myself going back and never remembering that I'd ever left, and totally enjoying everything I'm told to do.

    Excepting that - it aint ever gonna happen - and that's from someone who often says "never say never"!

  • free2beme
    Free, I think the statement needs revision: They don't return to the "Religion", they return to their families, Parents, Marriage Mates, Children, comfort zone , etc.

    I would agree.

  • MsMcDucket

    Calliope, start making friends outside the borg. Now! Don't let the dubs run/ruin your life. If you believe that it isn't the truth, don't continue to live the life. Just fade on out. That way you can keep contact with your family and friends in the borg. When you come to the full realization of what this religion has done to you, you'll be ready to dust your feet off!

  • IronClaw

    For me now that I know the truth about the Org. I cannot go back. I would be lying to myself. I cannot live a lie. I have a wife, kids, sister and mother who think I'm an apostate who will die soon. But as hard as it is to live with this everyday, I will say again, I CANNOT live a LIE. Just my personality I guess. I have to be true to myself and my free conscience now.

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