Is There Anything Positive About Being A Jehovah's Witness?

by minimus 59 Replies latest jw friends

  • jrjr4189

    Public speaking, being a good conversationalist, and being able to recognize a conspiracy,


    .....No!....Being continually told your the happiest people on earth dosen`t make it so...OUTLAW

  • BizzyBee

    Any positive identified assumes a gigantic leap of faith that these skills would not have been gained elsewhere or were not inherently present in you already. I think that is impossible to know. The only one I buy is that, yes, my ability to detect BS has been honed by my JW experience. But I'd probably have learned that too if I'd been raised by carnival hucksters.

  • Dismembered

    I positively love leeching off people.


  • garybuss

    This is the kitchen my mother got as a reward for marrying a Witness.

    The kitchen went with this house.

  • Dismembered

    Greetings GaryB



  • Sailor Ripley
    Sailor Ripley

    Taught me that some people will not change regardless of how much "proof" you give them. Oh, yeah, and it taught me how to leave a cult.

  • BizzyBee
    The kitchen went with this house.

    Interesting landscaping. Minimalist?

  • 144001

    I made some great friends that continue as friends (they're out too) in my present life. I learned to speak in front of crowds. I learned to deal with rejection, having many doors slammed in my face as a kid. I also learned to deal with being "different" than others, a status that I continue to enjoy. It's not all bad . . .

  • monkeyshine

    I'll have to be honest and say yes. (even thought the cons out way the pros 50 to 1 but yes)

    I gave my first number 2 talk (and no, it wasn't number 2, it was actually pretty good-lol) when I was 5 years old so I do see now how it helped me be a better reader. Reading the Bible is a harsh reading lesson with all the big words.

    And we used to get "free" food at the convention but that went away. (my parents made the donations not me, I was a kid) I can attribute many a chicken sandwich and frozen orange juice to the org. (which by the way was pure gold in that heat!)

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