Before you go any farther in this "
religion" cult, watch this clip and then decide if you want to continue.
Thanks for the link to the video. While in there, I noticed the 3 videos of the interview with the 18 yr. old Ex-JW, Nancy. WOW....what a SUPER job she did in telling it like it is. The last one was so touching. I felt sad for her and happy too. Here are the links for those who may not have seen them yet:
When you are buying a used car, who do you believe?
The used car salesman who is trying to sell you the car or the previous owner of a car bought from that same salesman?
The salesman has everything to gain from you buying a car from him.
The previous owner has nothing to gain by telling you NOT TO BUY FROM THAT SALESMAN.
We have nothing to gain by telling you that you are being taken in by a sham of a religion.
We know, we once were just like you. SUCKED IN BY THE PROMISES!!!
We thankfully got out and we are only looking out for you and your children.
Nothing more, nothing less.
I have one thing to add to the list of things you will be required to do. You will be required to believe whatever the Watchtower Society tells you to, without checking to see if it is in fact the truth. You will not be allowed to independently study the Bible, or verify the accuracy of the New World Translation or the doctrines using neutral outside sources (a neutral source is defined as one that has never been part of the religion and cannot be classified as apostate, but has done independent research on the subject). If you refuse to believe something as soon as they come out with a Watchtower article on it, you will be branded an apostate.
The JWs are very nice and sweet with newcomers, something called love bobmbing, but after one becomes a JW the enthusiasm evaporates. As a society they have nothing to offer by way of social or emotional needs and they have no culture so to speak. They put all the emphasis on preaching to bring in more members and their mentality is based around fear and surviving armageddon.