by BonaFide 31 Replies latest jw friends

  • restrangled

    All the best to you Bonafide......
    Take care dear....


  • BonaFide

    Leaving, I have started to read both of Steve Hassan's books, but I have to wait until I get to the library. I know there is a ton of information in there, and I may change my mind and actions after I read them. Hopefully in the next few weeks.

    Thank you Black Sheep, I thought of blasting everyone when I realized the truth about the truth, but I read on the forum to think about it first.

    Sammielee, I go in service but I am very careful to do a TERRIBLE job at the doors. I barely speak up, I say, "We have these magazines that explain the Bible." People never take them. I never get anywhere, and I want it that way. What I do enjoy is going on Bible studies because I can help the student to really think. I posted two topics on Bible Studies I have been on. I have learned a lot on this site how to reason with Witnesses, and Bible Studies as well.


  • BonaFide

    I guess it's just sometimes SAD but then sometimes FUNNY to be a member on this forum and post all this stuff against the Organization, and then get all dressed up, go to the Kingdom Hall, and comment. Then go in service with Watchtowers in my bookbag.

    I guess I have a weird sense of humor. As GubberningBody said, it's a perverted sort of pleasure.

    I remember when I was a C.O. I used to give a talk about following the World. I talked about music, recreation, clothing. I specifically mentioned those small round John Lennon sunglasses that were the fad at that time.

    Then the next day I wore them in field service. Occasionally a brother or a sister would say, "Umm Brother Bonafide, you talked yesterday about those small sunglasses, but yet you are wearing them?" I got a charge out of that.

    But anyway, I wonder what PERCENTAGE of the active (ha ha "active") members of this forum actually are also currently ACTIVE in the Organization?

    Hey, another question for a topic....


  • BonaFide

    I didn't even notice I typed HYPOCRISY wrong.


  • reniaa

    This is the main reason why most of the posters on this site have not touched me by their words, the fruitage of being a witness-hater is not a christian love or a new faith, it is just perverse pleasure in destroying what you once were and seeing people and things to play with uncaring of their feelings.

    You say you would make them free of the the Jws but offer them no alternate faith in God. I would admire you more if you joined another religion. You read how lost people are on here not knowing what God to believe in, letting themselves be defined now by hatred of former things (being an ex-Jw is now their new religion) than hope and would wish that on others?

    No thx you can keep it is this is what you new goals are.

    Where is you love?

    1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version)

    1 If I speak in the tongues [a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, [b] but have not love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


  • dinah
  • whereami

    Hey Reniaa, what exactly do you mean by:

    "You say you would make them free of the the Jws but offer them no alternate faith in God".

    Can you please explain?

  • reniaa

    Just when witnesses go on the door they talk about Jehovah and about the message his son Jesus sent this is the directive for us to do biblically.

    Belief in God gives us our hope.

    When you want to change something as fundamental as someones belief in God you should replace it with an even stronger belief in God.

    IS the justification of destroying something enough when you leave the people floundering without a God to believe in?

    With witnesses Jehovah and Jehovah witnesses are intrinsically linked I do not see many on here that remain followers of Jehovah after losing their faith.



    Reniaa..God may very well exist..Jehovah is a translation mistake,made by a14th century catholic monk..Jehovah never existed..There is no Jehovah..................................OUTLAW

    I blew my chance to get my family out. I went off like a loose cannon when I found out the truth. Now they turn their brain off as soon as I open my mouth.

    If anyone wants to get their family and friends out of this cult, they should seriously consider the option of being the last one out.

    There is nothing hypocritical about that. It is one of the few effective weapons in the war for their freedom.

    Well said Black Sheep!

    While I'm around, I think of all the people I am hurting by not sharing what I have learned here...

    I'm not willing to share the blood guilt of the WBTS by continuing to keep silent - my responsibility as a Christian is to "make sure of all things, hold fast to what is fine" (1 Thes 5:21).

    This is my responsibility to God so I think, while I am around, getting people to see the truth is a worthy goal.

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