What Things Did You Not Talk About as a JW?

by minimus 26 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    You have to lead a secret life as a JW. You're not supposed to over drink, go to night clubs, enjoy worldly concerts, etc.....Sex, though is really taboo. You could never freely talk about your sex life.

    Actually, you always had to be on guard. No wonder so many Witnesses are effed up!

  • stuckinarut2

    Great thread minimus!

    It struck me some years ago just how taboo many topics are in witness land.

    As sitcoms like "how I met your mother" and many other shows highlight, amongst normal healthy friendship groups, many topics are freely discussed...without taboos... Including sex-life. (Sure, respect for people is still required...)

    The prudishness of witnesses is so fake and unnatural!

  • millie210
    Well its not quite in flagrante delicto but I always felt guarded about discussing what books I read. I read a wide range of things that would have been rated or politically inappropriate or religiously inappropriate or....
    you get the idea! So I kept that to myself, always.
  • OneEyedJoe
    For me, the worst thing was/is that I can't talk about science openly. I love learning and I hate that I can't share so many of the things I've learned with anyone without a skeptical look and some question about where Jehovah fits in.
  • Wild_Thing

    Said to me ... "Yes, you can watch Scooby Doo and Smurfs after school, but don't tell anybody!"

    I never did.

  • Oubliette
    My ever growing doubts about the organization being what it claimed to be.
  • OneEyedJoe
    My ever growing doubts about the organization being what it claimed to be.

    Well if you're going to go with the obvious....

  • JeffT
    What Millie210 and OneEyedJoe said. I'm a big history buff, particularly military history, also science of all sorts. I never could talk to a JW about such things. How messed up is that?
  • Crazyguy
    I always noticed no one ever talked about spiritual stuff unless there was an old timer there and he or she was trying to show off or something. Its all so fake because had to believe everyone was doing or thinking something that was not to be allowed, life has away of doing that to people. Example myself I would go and play poker tournament style win money and buy the wife stuff, cars, computers, appliances etc. obviously it wasn't talked about or mentioned to any of the friends until I left.
  • lurkernomore

    My wife and I had a select group of friends where pretty much anything went. We'd go our get drunk, swear till the air turned blue, ate too much and basically just had a completely carefree, fun time. Other than whether we could be bothered to go to the meeting the following day we never discussed jw stuff at all.

    Funny enough the least wittoy jw is now an ms who still goes to casinos and smokes the occasional cigar and the rest of us are out thank fudge!

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