Absolutely fantastic replies by everybody ! Thanks indeed ! Finally off work for the week so I'll reply.
SIMON MORLEY- Your post didn't show up- but thanks for the bump !
SCOTT77- I can tell from reading your posts that you are a good communicator and would probably be a great politician. However you seem really honest as well - perhaps you'll be a politician we can trust for once ! I hope you reach your goals !
BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS- I agree. And the whole " getting an education " thing is tied in with being ABLE to earn enough money to provide a good living for oneself and family. Which the WT society discourages. WT leaders are just FAR too intrusive into JW's lives and try to control their every move. It's disgusting.
GOSHAWK- I have very little patience with hypocrites as well, definitely a case of WT leaders saying " do as I say, not as I do. "
MAUIBOY- Exactly. " WE take billions and teach $hit. " Good analogy for what the WT society REALLY stands for !
HOSER- Very true my friend. WT leaders are allowed to flaunt and disobey their own rules , yet rank & file JW's are marked and DFed for disobeying the same rules. It's definitely a cult for sure.
WT WIZARD- Exactly. It's ridiculous to go into debt for anybody else- let alone for a billion $$$ corporation thats milking it's members dry already ! I agree with you- JW's need to wake up and smell the coffee and start saving money for themselves because if they allow the WT society to leech and bleed them all dry - they won't have a pot to piss in ! We all gave WAY too much of our money to that destructive cult when we were JW's ! No more !
DESIGNS- Good point. Even back in 1967 the WT society was stealing lives away and careers ! I'm sorry they took your dream job. I hope you were able to pursue SOMETHING you liked as the years passed on .
CLARITY- Don't feel alone my dear sis- I too was conned and deceived into not buying a home for years and wasted lots of time pioneering and as a MS fully expecting Armageddon to come knocking any day back in the 1980's. I feel for you, I'm in the same boat. I just wear myself out being self employed still now for some 30 years . WT society is very deceptive as you say.
TOOTIRED2CARE- I was always a rebel as well like yourself . It got us our freedom though didn't it eventually ? LOL ! people would always go in my car for service too- and never give me any gas money ! When 2014 comes and goes with no " Armageddon " I'm sure some JWs will jump off the WT ship- however some will still be trapped by the WT mind control and drink the kool-aid I'm afraid. Time will tell.
BALAMMSASS- Exactly bro, I hear ya. I wish I had gone to a 4 year college as well. Lots of things regarding psychology I would have enjoyed studying. But I'm doing the best I can now with what I do have. Hey ! At least I'm singing and playing guitar now ! LOL ! Who knows- I might have to resort to sitting on the street playing guitar and hope somebody throws money in my guitar case ! Stranger things have happened in my life for sure.
3RDGEN- Yep. C.O.'s and D.O.'s can have new cars but we were considered " materialistic " to do so. So many double standards in the WT society it's disgusting.
JAKEM2012- What a tragedy that your JW family has been duped and messed with by the WT society since 1910 ! 102 years of control by them. I'm so glad you are breaking the chain though and helping your children to understand what they're up against. Hopefully the inlaws won't indoctrinate them. Keep your dear children protected !
LONG HAIR GAL- Very true what you say. The WT society is so full of it , it's " oozing out their eyeballs ". All WT leaders want to do is control JW's and scam them out of their finances. If they can do those things- WT leaders will be happy. Nothing but a bunch of crooks ! I'm glad you ended up getting a better job Longhair gal- good for you ! Stay independent ! We've escaped the WT societys clutches !
ISAAC AUSTIN- Exactly. All the WT society cares about is controlling JW's through guilt and fear. Oh, and they want their money too. Sick.
OUTSMARTTHESYSTEM- A very good analogy by you. Very well described accurately what really happens to a typical JW that stays in the cult. They eventually get exhausted doing Janitorial, perhaps with no health insurance - yet the WT society beats and berates them verbally for not getting enough time in field service, or missing meetings ! I mean- who NEEDS that treatment ? One reason ( among many ) that I left the org in 2003.
JGNAT- Good point. I'm glad your sister got to pursue her interests in work and employment. But as you said many other people could not pursue their dreams because the WT society stomped on them. It's sick and twisted.
THE REVEALER- Exactly, work longer shifts at Bethel. Then once wT leaders wear Bethelites out by the time they're 45 to 50 yrs.old they kick them out of Bethel sending them to some smaller out in the boonies congregation on alleged " special assignment " just to get them out of their hair . Very sad that bethelites put in years and years then get spit out by WT leaders with no job experience . Many times in worse health than when they first went to bethel