Thank you for sharing a bit of your history, and welcome to our little group. I hope to hear more from you soon.
So are your parents still JWs? I didn't get from your story how old you are. Do you still live with them? How's your relationship?
Hi, welcome and thanks for sharing your story
Welcome to JWD and interesting that you wanted to become a priest before the JW's got you. Have you thought about going back to being a catholic?
Thanks for sharing your story. Hope things work out for you.
LANCELINK- It sounds like you are an informed, intelligent , critically thinking person who has been discovering the " real truth " about the " alledged truth " . Thanks for sharing your story and we look forward to more posts from you friend. Welcome indeed ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper
Hello everyone, and thanks so much for the comments !!
I tried to compact 30 years into several small paragraphs, so the story might be a little choppy,sound somewhat whiny, or have some pretty big holes in it. But i can honestly say that the next 30 years will not be the same old thing!
I.m in my 40's now,(have my own house) and finally have seen what being a witness is really about.
Somewhere on the site someone made mention of the movie " The Shawshank Redemption" and it is somewhat like being a witness, I totally agree with that one !
Kind of like the character Brooks, he had a really difficult time on the outside.
But with the comments, and support from the members of this board, hopefully I'll be able to make a decision soon.
I have been taking philosophy and religious classes at a local college, and it is just amazing all the different beliefs, opinions, and thoughts about God that are out there. As an assignment we have to attend a religious service somewhere that we never have gone to before.
I'm going to the local Jewish temple soon, that religion has always impressed me.
As far as becoming a Catholic again, I really was attached to that religion,( alter boy, usher,homily reader, youth director) but a good friend of mine who was a priest for over ten years went and married a nun,and the church removed him for being a "defective person",,, now he is pastor of an Evangelical church, and his wife is the director of their youth education. He is such a good, honest hearted man, this whole situation has me really thinking.
Again, thank you everyone for the comments !