I got out in 06 due to the hypocracy and the nonsense teachings. I should say I checked out mentally years before, walked away in 06. No net needed.
Anyone leave the org without the help of the net?
For me it was a slow mental exit that spanned over many years, finally went to my last meeting 5/2008. It was not until July of that year that I found this site and bought CoC. They just confirmed everything I observed over a life time. NMKA
I had never heard of the Interwebz till 15 years after checking out.
But until the Net I thought I might be one of a very teeny group to "fall away"!
Welcome to the board Miss Chievous! I look forward to your posts.
I decided to leave, completely unplanned, after a moment of clarity during a Sunday WT study. The internet had no bearing whatsoever on my decision. I eventually looked at the Reform Blood website, which led me to a few other sites. I didn't join a community until 2 years later.
I just knew it was the right thing to do. It was very hard, but I am eternally glad I did it the difficult and fast way.
I read very little on the internet until after I left the organization. I left because my 15 yr old son died as a result of refusing blood transfusions for him after a horrible accident that might have saved him. I and my husband had serious problems but that ended it and I left him and the religion.
I left in 1966. There was no net yet.
Oh Balsam! I'm so sorry. I had not heard your story before.
Yep. There was no internet when I left. I did my research the old fashion way. The Library
Twas back in 1979
when I left 'cause I thought I was right
Then I became afraid I was wrong
and they were right
Ignored the feelings of doom and gloom
and lived a life of disconnect with the
world and everyone in it
Decided to examine my faith (or lack of it)
Almost (ALMOST) went back..................
Purely out of fear and confusion
Came to this forum
Read Ray's books
Read and studied daily
5 - 6 hours a day for
Then I was cured.............
Peace at last
I didn't actually start doing any internet research abut JWs until after I was long gone. I was disillusioned enough with Jehovah that just doing research on other religions did it for me.