Would Anyone Ever Be Able To Tell That You Were Once A Witness?

by minimus 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    lord no. People are often shocked to find out I was a JW. They say I seem too "normal" to have been one

  • minimus

    Years ago, I remember these 2 guys talking about how JWs were bothering them on Saturday mornings. They really disparaged the Witnesses. Finally, I told them that I was a Witness and they were shocked!!!

    I told them that if they really didn't want to be bothered, all they had to do was tell them to put you on a Do Not Do list and the visits would end. They profusely thanked me and I went my way realizing that I did my good deed for the day.

  • stillajwexelder

    I actually drink less alcohol now than when I was an elder - (less stress) - so perhaps they could tell !!!!!

  • minimus

    Stilla, I always thought you were suspect.

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Hmmm...body piercing, tattoo, pentacle necklace...yes, it happens all the time! Hehehe (where did the emoticons go?)

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Actually, it was when I was a JW that people were surprised. I was so open minded and I really listened to people without judging them. Bad witness bad!

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Min, Hahaha! I told a lot of people about that list when I was a JW. I never really tried to convert anyone.

  • minimus

    Most of the photos shown in this site of you folks makes me believe you wouldn't get confused with looking like a JW.

  • greendawn

    I adjusted to normal life long ago so nothing JW shows long since. I celebrate Christmas and birthdays, meddle in politics, occasionally attend religious services in churches, wear a crucifix and sporadically have girlfriends.

  • 4digitcode

    people were surprised i was a JW.they thought i was too normal....

    for all you guys that got that a lot did the people in the cong ever tell you "when worldly people think you're like them then you have to consider if you act like a christian in your everyday life"

    they always told me it was something wrong that i was doing i.e. accepting people for who they were and listening without judging???
    i lived my life thinking if i want people to be tolerant towards me as a jw then i must show the same tolerance.

    one thing i still can't get rid of of the JWs:

    i can't wear a skirt above the knee!! i still can't do it! how odd! the only time i wore a skirt was when a boyfriend bought me one and i only wore it with him and kept tugging at it....it was only a few centimeters above the knee. nothing major.

    can i just say MINIMUS i think you put out some of the best posts on this forum.

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