What IS the point?

by Aussie Oz 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    I was wondering the other day, what am i doing here?

    What benefits are to come from my involvement on the forum? Why do i keep thinking about the JWs? Why do i feel the need to do something? My friends and some family cannot understand... But what has been seen cannot be un-seen. What i have learned cannot be dismissed with a 'so what'?

    Then i made a comment on another thread, about how one ant can't hurt an elephant...but 1000000 ants will.

    This made me realize even if i am a lone voice that really only gets heard by my children, i am one of those million ants. I am one of a million biting insects that are annoying the Watchtower. And perhaps my biting will onlf save one of my children, but thats ONE that do not get to claim. Thats one thats gets to live a real life.

    And thats why i am here, that is the point of being here, this place is despite its varying personalities and opinions, a place of solidarity against the Watchtower and its control.

    I need to do something real.

    something tangible...


  • Adso

    Well said Oz. I've been asking myself the same question lately and came up with a similar answer. I'm equiping myself to save my kids from guilt and fear and give them a normal life.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    I'm here because I still have close family members in. Most of them are active recruiters.

    If I'm to have any chance of slowing down their recruitment drive, I have to keep up with the play.

  • TimothyT

    I feel exactly the same way. I have finished with the JWs and even now i get sick of the idea that i have friends who are in it and are suffering so much.

    I wish i could help them open their eyes. I find this forum helps me to vent my feelings.

  • designs

    Ripples in the Pond

  • i_drank_the_wine

    Because even though most of us here aren't JW's anymore and are working on moving on with our lives, trying to make the best of our lives, etc - it will never take away the fact that a great many of us here:

    - wasted a childhood, early adulthood, and/or other significant important time in your life on a cult

    - lost our entire families for having the balls to think outside the box

    - were mistreated and/or thrown to the curb like a piece of garbage by "god's loving organization" once we stepped out of line

    - had memorable, most likely unpleasant, experiences of some sort that impacted our lives courtesy of the borganization

    I know personally, although I'm completely mentally free of their poison for years now, that it still makes me angry. It still hurts to lose a wife and a family (although in hindsight, they were shitty people) just because you don't want to devote your life to an invisible ancient Hebrew imaginary friend. Being in my early 30's, it's still fresh in my mind that just over 2 decades of my life from birth onward were a complete waste of time and arguable detrimentel to my life in many ways.

    Wasting 20+ years on a lie that your parents, other family, and other JW's burned into your head stings the nostrils. It is not something that fades quickly.

  • AGuest
    I am one of a million biting insects that are annoying the Watchtower.

    Or those IN her, dear Aussie (peace to you!)... which is why I am here: to help some of them consider that there may be another option, while still maintaining faith in God and Christ. While my particular message has been a different one from most (just get OUT!), if it snatches just ONE "log" out of the "fire"... then I did the work my Lord has given ME. Each one has their own reason(s) for being here... but they all converge on one ultimate result: helping ANYONE get OUT of her. Where they go afterward... or to whom... is another matter, yes; but they have to want to come out... or at least realize they have that OPTION... before that question can be answered.

    Again, peace to you!

    A slave of Christ,


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