Would a total collapse of the WBTS put closure to resentment?

by The Berean 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • leftbelow

    The problem I would still have is this: many of the people who have left (some even claiming proudly the apostate badge) still hang on to beliefs that are biblically wrong and worse dangerous i.e. Blood and even shunning. So until I could rid my Friends and family of their teachings I would still be very put off.....

  • Scarred for life
    Scarred for life

    I don't think it would put 100% closure to my resentment. My resentment lies with my parents to a certain extent. For complicated reasons that are part of my own personal family history.

    I would laugh and be happy if I heard that the WBTS collapsed.

    But it really wouldn't change my life in any way. I agree with Mindmelda . I don't hate anyone in the JWs. I only pity them. I'm living my life in Georgia NOW. And my life NOW does not include any JWs.

    The only thing I can think it would change for me is it would give us a BIG topic to discuss here on JWN.

  • JimmyPage

    No, but I'm still in favor of it!

  • OnTheWayOut

    I could see much closure in this evil empire being torn down. Yes. It would feel pretty good.
    I would even be happy to see the lawyers and accountants and the remaining GB run off with the money, as long as everyone left behind realized what a scam they had pulled.

  • VoidEater

    Whatever resentment I may have does not end with a vague, faceless "organization" but rather the people that adhere to its edicts.

    Whatever resentment over my past I may have is small compared to the disgust I have for what is currently done to others.

  • dinah

    Only if I get to kick the crap out of them while I'm down.

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    It wouldn't hurt, that's for sure!

  • WTWizard

    It would mean one less possibility for this planet to be plunged into the Second Dark Ages and left there forever.

  • Heaven

    I believe 'resentment' would linger. IF the WTS were to collapse, there would be millions of people needing major counseling. And they would probably resent being suckered. It would take years for the resentment to fade.

  • undercover

    There would be closure...but the bigger thing would be validation.

    All this time of being looked down on as 'weak', 'worldly', 'apostate' or worse and then to be able to say, "told ya so..." and have everyone who doubted you, harrassed you or shunned you to admit that you were right all along.

    Kinda like a movie where no one believes the main character until the end when he saves the world from catastrophe and it's realized he was right all along and everyone lives happily everafter.

    Except life is not a movie, so don't expect the Society to collapse and have our families embrace us as heros as the closing credits roll.

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