Paying Society a Contribution
Paying the Society a contribution? "What are you insane?"
"Why, would I want to do that?" If that was what you were
thinking, relax, that is not what this article is about. Then,
what do you mean regarding paying society a contribution?
The skills that former Jehovah's Witnesses have acquired
Having read the numerous postings on this discussion board
has lead me to believe that there are quite a number of us
who have exceptional abilities in many different areas. How
The things learned in our former lives
It is understandable that a number of individuals will disagree
when stating that they have learned certain values due to their
association as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. However, think about
this for one moment. Think about the time, sacrifices, and energy
we have spent within the organization only to be disappointed
in the end. It takes persons of character to present public talks,
pioneer for 90 hours a month and to be as meticulous and detailed
towing the line, as some of us were as Jehovah's Witnesses.
Crisis of Conscience
Raymond Franz wrote one of the greatest books ever written by a
former Jehovah's Witness. There were no feelings of hatred or
bitterness within his writing style. 1 One source has described its
tone as being calm and objective.
Learning from Ray's example
It is with confidence that a claim could be made that this single
book has contributed releasing the bonds of enslavement to a
corrupt corporation. No doubt, it has benefited and educated
thousands of individuals worldwide.
Pooling our skills and resources together
Together as one, we as former Jehovah's Witnesses could give
a "witness" to the world regarding our life's experiences. Think
about becoming involved in moving and detailed television
documentaries. Perhaps, a Hollywood movie describing the
trap of cults and organized religions. Brainstorm and see what
you can come up with. In other words, take a negative life's
experience and turn it into a positive one.
What's in it for me?
"Okay, Wanderer I see where your going with this, but what's
in it for me?"
1) It can give us the opportunity to educate individuals regarding
these "deathtrap religions".
2) It can give us the opportunity to share our experiences with
others who have similar backgrounds regarding this "religion" or
any other "religion."
3) It can possibly create a monetary benefit for you or your family.
4) Most importantly, it can even things up with the Watchtower
Bible and Tract Society regarding our hurt feelings and disappoint-
Thoughts to consider...
1 -Dr. Ingemar Linden, Th.D Dagen, Stockholm, Sweden