i'm new so thought i'd say hi
been thinking about the witnesses alot lately and have a had a good search online and found this place.
was born into the ahem 'truth' and left when i was 17, baptized at twelve i think. i couldnt answer something covered in the baptism questions and all 3 elders who did my questions mentioned that this was their only doubt. after having lengthy discussions with them and them not having any answers whatsoever about what i was asking - i cant remember what it was, i'm sure it was something about the holy spirit, but it completely bamboozled them why i was actually asking them to fully explain it to me so that i could understand. i should have taken it as truth because the bible says so apparently!! anyway, they could see that i wasnt going to budge and just take their word for it so they went away for another discussion!! bear in mind that a few of my friends who'd done their questions and got 1 minor thing wrong weren't allowed to be baptized, a few days later one of the elders came to my house to let me know that i'd passed the questions completely and how thrilled they were about it all.
i didnt really think much of it at the time but now it just says so much about them.
none of the people from my congregation who i was baptized with are in the truth anymore, infact i think only a handful from the 3 congregations we were in are still active.
it kind of makes you want to cry when you sit and think about how lucky you are that you're not involved with it anymore. especially with all the stories of the cover ups, but dont get me started on that as i have plans for the weekend!!
anyway, just saying hello and a big WELL DONE for those who are out of it all.