If you could leave the truth again what would you do differently?

by usualusername 29 Replies latest jw friends

  • Left in the Cold
    Left in the Cold

    I would have never ever told the elders such personal things about myself and others. I get very angry about this when I think about it. I would have told them to go to hell, DA myself, and live with the man I felt pressured to marry. Try having your first year and a half of marriage DF'd (both) with is Mother not speaking to him. There were other reasons we divorced, but I wonder sometimes if things would have turned out differently for us without all the pressure. I think it might have.

    i got off topic, didn't I? Sorry.

  • Balaamsass

    1. One I didn't leave "the truth", I have come to the truth..... I left the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society publishing company and cult.

    2. Two I would have left 40 years ago. Had REAL friends, not conditional ones, a real education, a real career, a real retirement account, a paid off home, and kids who didn't get screwed up by a cult.


  • Dune

    I would have done it in before starting High School instead of doing it after my first year of college.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    Can't change the past...yet

    To do so would change the course of ones personal history and that of others.

    But when my I perfect time travel we shall see...just having development issues with the flux capacitor, seems Doc Brown got it wrong with the Delorian as the stainless steel construction hinders rather than helps. Sort of warps into an alternate reality to easily on its own and creates unreal versions of the past present and future.

    In order to correct this effect I have found that a 1959 desoto actually distributes the gigawatts better due to all steel construction in fact and will look far cooler on entering the future. I also hope that being a family size machine that I can take more people back at a time, kind of important as each trip might wipe a few years off ones life expectancy.

    The ultimate aim of course, is to make sure that William Miller takes a bullet at the battle of Plattsburgh and doen't get the chance to get the ball rolling on this second advent nonsense. The downside of course is that when i get back this forum may not exist!



  • Hortensia

    as others have said, it wasn't the truth. I wish I had left much sooner, maybe 14 years sooner than I did.

  • Phizzy

    I wish I had left decades ago of course. But , if I was transported back in time knowing what I do now, I would not try at all with my JW family, I tried to wake them up, but all that did was nearly get me DF'd, something I don't really want.

    The older ones of my family need to stay with it, they could not handle reality, the younger ones deserve the hardship of being in if they do not wake themselves up now.

    Having said that, I am here with open arms to any who wish to know TTATT, relatives or not.

  • cantleave

    I wish I went with my first doubts.

    I would have liked not to have been so scared of family reprucussions.

    I would have like to stood up on the platform during a talk and told the truth abouth the troof,

    I would have liked to have kicked my COBE in the balls!!!!

  • cofty

    I would not have bothered to raise my doubts and questions, I would just walk away, refuse to meet with elders and if invited to a JC refuse to attend - possibly send a legal letter threatening them not to proceed in my absence.

    I would have avoided questions of belief for at least 5 years after leaving and avoided wasting 9 years as an evangelical christian.

  • Tiktaalik

    I think about this all the time. I so wish I had done it about 15 years earlier. I wish that I could get those years back and have another go at it.... Life I mean. But you only get one crack at it and I gave the best years of mine to that cult. If anyone is thinking about quitting do it now! You'll only have more to regret by delaying.

  • cedars

    For the most part I have to be pretty satisfied with how my fade has gone.

    If I could go back and change anything, I would stop myself from emailing a handful of JW friends in a futile attempt to warn them of my inactivity. Big mistake. It would have been much better to just let them find out themselves.


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