Was The Internet The Clincher For You To Mentally Leave The Organization?

by minimus 66 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    I think it was for me.

    I knew a lot of the history of the Bible Students, Russell, Rutherford and the "old light".

    Once I could see ALL of the overwhelming evidence right in front of my eyes, there was no ignoring the reality.

  • itsibitsybrainbutbigenoughtosmellarat

    A big part. The ability to research things so easily, is invaluable for sure.

  • MrFreeze

    Yup. The WT should fear the internet like they do. It's the #1 weapon against them.

  • Iamallcool

    Yes, Without the internet, I would probably return to the borg.

  • leavingwt

    It was certainly information that I came across on the Internet that started me to ponder tough questions. It was reading Ray Franz's first book that really sealed the deal, for me. Crisis of Conscience makes it plainly obvious that WT is not, nor have they ever been, God's Organization.

  • N.drew

    The internet for me was not what caused my leaving, but sure is what will cause my never going back. If it were not for this forum, there would be a big empty place in me. This forum is wonderful! It is 10 thousand times better than the meetings!

  • ShirleyW

    I sincerely thank you Jehovah for creating Steve Jobs and the others that were allowed to go to college and create the internet.

    I think nowadays, those that do have doubt have found alot of info on the net, which is why when the internet first caught on, the Dubs were admonished not to buy computers and get internet hookups, funny though, the Watchtower Society has their own website, classic example of their hypocrisy and having their heads stuck up their asses.

  • cedars

    I suppose you could say that the internet was most definitely the means by which my mind was freed. Like Leavingwt I read Crisis of Conscience online, and this "sealed the deal". It showed me that my experiences as an elder were being replicated at Governing Body level with far more damaging and far-reaching consequences. The excellent articles on Paul Grundy's website were also very helpful in highlighting issues not discussed in CoC, such as the UN/NGO scandal and others. Yes, the internet was the vehicle for my push for freedom. Long may it continue to do the same thing for others.


  • minimus

    Shirley, the Steve Jobs comment was funny!!!!

  • sabastious

    If there was no internet family shunning may have got me back in before I was sufficiently informed enough to repel it, so it was integral for me.


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