Loosie!! lol on point 9! I enjoy going out on friday and saterday nights with no early morning brainwashing to attend feeling free and unafraid :D
The Jehovahs Witness family weekend
9) now hubby and I can practice unallowed positions on thursday nights instead of giving a presentation on stage at the hall.
You sound like the drama at the convention.
"I moved in with my evil mother and did drugs and got into trouble" Then I seen the light and came back...LOL.
Sorry chick, but if you did drugs in the world, you most likely would have did drugs in the Org.
See I'm the opposite of that. I was a teenager world and seen all kinds of bad things happen, although never to me or anyone I loved. I came back into the Org as a young adult got married and raised perfect little JW kids and made sure they lived the Org way knowing this would protect them from any harm..right?
Wrong! My daughter was molested by that wonderful loving family man in the congregation. I bet they wouldn't use that in a DC drama!
It's not likely I would have used any drugs had I stayed in the organization. For one thing I never used drugs at school. Kids using drugs was something that generally took place at parties and nightclubs.
My parents didn't allow me to go to these that's one reason why I moved. It's a bad mistake on the part of parents who are Jehovah's Witnesses to not allow their children to associate with non-Witnesses if they are persistent about it. My uncle is an elder and when his son was persistent about hanging out with who he wanted to hang out with his father let him do his own thing.
Great post, Jambon. I agree 100%.
As for the troll, if you don't feed it, it will go away. Do some of you actually LIKE dealing with it or something?
"It`s still not my fault..
You don`t have self control in your life and need a baby sitter..
You`ll find Druggys and Drunks at a Kingdom Hall..
They need baby sitters too.. Someone to tell them what to do..
You`ll fit right in.."
Slanderous talk is cheap OUTLAW. Identify some names and faces of any people currently in the organization that are drunks or druggies. Are you good for anything other than exposing the rotten core of some of the posters here?
In my letter I wrote you to quit mixing in company with fornicators, not [meaning] entirely with the fornicators of this world or the greedy persons and extortioners or idolaters. Otherwise, you would actually have to get out of the world. But now I am writing you to quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you not judge those inside, while God judges those outside? “Remove the wicked [man] from among yourselves.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13
Be sure and remember OUTLAW's comment before you condemn Jehovah's Witnesses for shunning.
"Great post, Jambon. I agree 100%.
As for the troll, if you don't feed it, it will go away. Do some of you actually LIKE dealing with it or something?"
What makes me a troll if you are referring to me? I won't go away if people don't respond to me.
"And there are even more who don't. After leaving the bOrg the thought never crossed my mind to smoke weed or shoot up crack or take a hit of meth. I'm not that kind of person and I had more constructive things to do like going to design school.
Different people are exposed to different environments. I never used methamphetamine or cocaine. There was some experimentation on my part but no serious problems developed. I took a four year course in computer science and graduated with an excellent grade point average.
Uh nuh, it's all about you ain't it Alice. Last I looked this was a topic about what families do on the weekend but you've turned it into your own pity party yet again.
Back to the point of this thread: My weekends are great now also. I sleep in both days and take care of things around my home. Then do my shopping. Maybe take a much needed nap. No feeling guilty about not going out in service or feeling bad even if I did go because I really did'nt want to go. No making myself underline every other para. in the WT. Donig it that way made it look like it was all lined.I had all kinds of tricks to make myself seem more theocratic than I really was. Now no more living a lie. I love it.
I love my weekends! No more getting up to PI or get the kiddies ready for service and meetings. They were like that Song that Never Ends.