When did this forum go apostate?

by B_Deserter 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • B_Deserter

    I was curious because I had heard Simon was a JW when he started this forum. I was looking through the old posts, but couldn't really pinpoint one that was a "turning point" so-to-speak. Simon must have left the J-Dubs at some point. Did he announce it or was it more gradual? I'm going to keep combing the posts. I must know! Lol.

  • jgnat

    Let's put it this way. Jehovah's Witness Discussion (JWD) was built by a thinking man.

    Lady Lee has done a great job indexing our "Best Of..." threads. Simon's story is there, http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/best-of/76992/1/The-Best-of-Personal-Experiences

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    I noticed that as time went on (after reading a bunch of old stuff before my aposta-time), the people that joined up were more and more disolusioned with the religion.

    Also, as poster posted more and read more, they began healing more.

    I think it was gradual, one poster at a time.

    Sharing differing viewpoints helped it along.

    Kinda like a gradual fade.

    I don't really like the word "apostate" as it's not really accurate to describe all the people on here as a group.

    This is more like a sharing, healing, and moving on type board.

  • unshackled

    Good question BDeserter. I've wondered the same and briefly reviewed old topics. Thanks White Dove for that recap...I find it very interesting that it was a gradual thing. Thanks to Simon for creating this forum...and to the members who swung it the other way by seeing the light.

  • truthseeker

    I think it was 2001 when the site went apostate. I first visited the site in 2000 and it still seemed to be proJW.

    All the JW sites started off good and slowly went apostate.

    Who remembers Witnesses.net?

  • thetrueone

    Answer = when everyone realized that the WTS . was full of commercialized bullshit wrapped up in a righteous solemn package

    to lure the public into their self-imposed slavery.

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Why doesn't that link work?

    I see a flash of Lady Lee and pop it goes all white.

  • moshe

    If all JWs were totally honest for one month and said publicly what they think privately- the JWs would all be leaving in droves and then we could begin converting the KH's into community gathering places, where people can find refreshment and meet friends--


  • troubled mind
    troubled mind


  • the_raisin

    Whoa, I actually just found out this forum was once por-JW. Mind boggling!

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