How did you act???
Are You Sure That You Don't Still Think & Act Like A Jehovah's Witness?
Not wild and crazy enough for whoever it was that told me that I guess. I honestly don't remember who it was, and I realize they were just trying to be helpful so I'm not mad.
I'm just not by nature a very outgoing person, that combined with my (lack of) style I suppose did it.
Do you still have JW traits left remaining within you?
No, but I have been out a long time.
I was born and raised a JW. There were things aside from straight doctrine, values that I probably still live with. Those may not be JW-exclusive values, but it was in the JW context that I first learned them. Things like trying to be humble, not trying to hurt others, etc.
There are some religious doctrines that I still hold on to as well, yet I'd like to feel I'm open-minded about those. It's just that I've never tried to go back and re-examine everything. Some of those beliefs just don't ever come up.
Since I also have remaining family that is JW, I still do try to understand and predict their reactions to things so that I can keep talking to them. So I do need to remember HOW a JW thinks, even if I no longer think that way.
I dont like politicians, I think they are all corrupt and liars.
I dont think much of the military.
I'm alright with gays, withces, warlocks.
I'm suspicious and apprehensive of the Bush Boys new world oreder and 60 points of light.
But the certainty and self reassurance of some of the statements I've read, the rhetorical quality of it all, is sometimes reminiscent of the same sort of arguments I used to see used against babylon the great, the wild beast, and the spirit of the world.
Yeah I still shun people, but I'm okay with that I sorta think it's normal behavior when someone is being a creep or is not worth associating with.
:::::I know what i'm trying to say here but i don't think it will make sense to anyone else lol!:::::
I gave up at "starkers"! :)
Actually though, as with accents, you can say anything Englishy and it's quite okey doke!
wash that tower right out of my hair
That's funny - thanks for the chuckle.
RollerDave: I was intrigued by your comments about 'Jehovah=WTS, so disbelief in WTS=atheism'. Very interesting perspective.
Do I think and act like a dub? I don't think so. It's hard to say objectively, but I definitely feel more free to speak my mind and think freely. That's a step in the right direction. I wasn't raised in 'da troof'. I joined willingly on my own (along with LDB) when I was 18. Stupid...stupid...stupid... Anyway, I would think that one who was raised in 'da troof' would have a much harder time shedding the borg mindset, because they were brainwashed while the brain itself was still growing, learning, making neural connections.