Good morning all,
I have had the opportunity over the last couple of years to speak with a couple of JW's who had either attended the same congregation I did or were married to someone who to the same one. For the record, I disassociated myself in 1992 due to being followed around by an elder or two who had heard that I had Ray Franz's "Crisis of Conscience" in my possession.
Here is what I have been told.
1. I forced my family to sit in a locked room while I read aloud apostate propaganda.
2. I decided that visiting gentlemen’s clubs and other places of ill repute were more important than serving Jehovah. (for the record, I have visited a gentlemen'c club 3 times in my life)
3. I wanted to start my own religion so I could control folks.
4. A demon entered me causing me to have urges to hurt or kill Jehovah's people.
I found these quite humorous and it just reminded me how the JW gossip machine gets going once someone leaves or is disfellowshipped.
What rumors have you heard about yourself since your enlightenment?