Are there any of you who actually experienced this? (from Awake 5/22/94 Young People Ask--What If I Fall For An Unbeliever?)
Think of how much your religious values have shaped your emotions—the joy you experience at Christian meetings, the thrill of sharing the Bible’s message with a receptive person, the pleasure of studying the Bible itself. Can an unbeliever possibly grasp—much less share—such feelings? Hardly.
I didn't. Now I feel ripped off. Can I get a refund? Maybe I was an unbeliever the whole time and just didn't realize it, cos I just wasn't able to grasp--much less share--such feelings! I feel them now, but in an entirely different context. So I have to ask: Can the Governing Body possibly grasp--much less share--the true feelings of young JWs? Hardly.