Did YOU Actually Believe That You Would Never Die?

by minimus 53 Replies latest jw friends

  • N.drew


  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    I certainly did. Oh well. Live and learn (or die, actually)

  • minimus

    it's sad to see 80 year olds coming to grip with the reality of death, huh?

  • Bella15

    Gosh I was never sure ... I was like 13 years old when I overheard my dad telling my mom that I was going to be destroyed in Armageddon ... I don't remember why thou ... they thought I was sleeping but I was just pretending ... Now, I don't know why ... I have "eternity" in my mind ...

  • mrquik

    Iconoclast: My father- in-law knew Rutherford personally. We had dinner with the Schroeders from time to time. Used to go the Bethel farm when it was in Lansing, NY. First four congregations I met at as a kid were in homes, storefronts or converted apartments. I've been around awhile.

  • cofty

    Bella that must have been traumatic.

    I genuinely believed I was going to live forever.

  • Iconoclast

    MrQuik: Maybe that explains the difference. We've dealt with death in our family because most of my family came in because of my grandparents. They were both Catholic before converting so I don't think they ever thought they would "see" the end and prepared for death just in case.

  • minimus

    My pioneer partner believed it so much that he gave up a beautiful university education and any scholarship he could have. Dumbass....

  • Iconoclast

    Funny Minimus, I have a family member that righteously gave up a full scholarship to a high ranking university so she could pioneer. Now she's a stay at home mom.

  • Iconoclast

    Not that there's anything wrong with that! I'm just saying that she gave up a great oppurtunity to knock on doors and now that she doesn't do that anymore, she can't find a job.

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