It seems to me that being raised as a JW, there were levels of evil within Babylon the Grape.
Heathen religions are bad, but at least they don't use the Bible.
Christendom is especially stinky in Jehober's eyes cuz they claim to represent him.
And, for some reason, it seems like Chuck Russell and Drunkaford seemed to especially have it in for the Catholics.
That's just my 3rd gen, raised-in, perspective. To a JW, Catholics are the worst of worst when it comes to religion. (Well, unless you wanna talk 'postates. They're sub-human. )
So maybe some of that carries over. Just my $.02.
You know that is the truth. If I told my family I was a pagan they'd likely not be happy. If I told them I was a Catholic I think they'd have a friggin meltdown!!!
Hehehehe, boy some funny thoughts just went through my head.
Sorry if I offended.
Ya know, not being a Catholic, I don't think you owe me an apology.
"Religion ruins everything"
Changeling, some days I think like that, other days I see where it has done some very good things. There is good and bad in many things, imho. Religion included.
I have often wondered the same thing.
I am enrolled in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) and plan to be baptized next Easter. My husband, a lapsed cradle Catholic converted to JW now inactive for over ten years, says I've lost my mind.
Thanks to my new-found faith, I have finally begun to heal from a lifetime of JW nonsense.
Everyone does not find the same path or make the same journey. But we should all remember that we don't assist our healing when we do or say things that hurt others. And for someone who endured all the putdowns of a JW life, to find Christ and then discover that your XJW colleagues want to attack your Christianity is very disheartening.
Yep. This is what I'm talking about. It's like your religion, your beliefs are not as good as theirs.
Thank you for starting this thread.
Thank You, for sharing this Ruth, I appreciate it. Keep me posted on your RCIA btw. Ok?
Actually this excerpt says "medieval" but this custom went on much longer than that. I saw a movie depicting this just a few years ago. The year depicted was within the past 200 years.
, this was an interesting read. Do you have a link? And I'm sure this is me being an airhead, but are you referring to the custom of the ring, or the other regarding the convents accepting women from wealthy backgrounds? (sorry!)
I'm a Catholic re-vert. Left the Church in 1958 at the age of 14 to become a Jehovah's Witness. I was easily confused, which created in me a state of doubt that was really never resolved until I returned to the Church in Jan. 1966. It was like a heavy weight was removed from me. The yoke was broken. I was promptly disfellowshipped for apostasy. I have never gone back to the Kingdom Hall and have not regretted by journey back into Catholicism. If I had spent as much time studying it as I did Watchtower literature, I probably would have never left it in the first place. JWs had better answers then, but now I can hold my own.
Kenneson, thanks for posting. I have often thought this when talking with people. There is not a lot of studying happening. It is really interesting. Often I talk to people who go to church, but couldn't tell you anything about the bible. I'm not saying that's bad, only that I can see how so many people end up in religions like the JW"s.