I was the weird kid in the class....

by punkofnice 17 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • punkofnice

    .......because I was raised a JW and not allowed to do anything like birthday parties and the like.

    I was ridiculed because I was dragged around on the 'ministry'(TM) and my class mates saw and laughed.

    I wasn't allowed to go into school morning assembly even though it wasn't religious...just in case.....so I used to get beat up in the cloak room.

    I tried to fit in but had too many guilt trips.

    I now loathe the God concept and the GB!

  • MrFreeze

    I guess I had it easier. Never got beaten up becaus I was a JW but there was definitely a lot of ridicule.

  • bigmac

    i see it didnt do you any harm punk!!!

    i went to an all boys grammar scool in birmingham---UK. think of it like a cross between a PoW camp and a borstal.

    there were about 1000 boys there--aged 11---18. i was taken out of the religious assembly each morning--& had to line up outside the door together with 3 jews and 2 hindu's. the catholic boys had their own class. after the ridicule wore off--i was just regarded as a bit odd--quite rightly so !

    what really pi55ed me off--was years later--at a neighbouring circuit assembly--i found 2 other dub kids--both born-ins---but they never stayed out of the school assembly. 1 of them was in the same class as me !!----i real moron too. a few years later--his ugly sister married one of my dub--pals.

  • wasblind

    punkofnice I didn't grow up witness

    But I understand why you feel the way you do about God

    if I were in your shoes , I'd probably feel the same

  • stuckinlimbo

    Me too. And I still have no desire to murder innocent people. In fact I've shed many many tears over what has happened over there at Newtown

  • PaintedToeNail

    School + Witness Kid = mental anguish

  • cobaltcupcake

    I had to stay out of gym class when they were doing yoga and again when they decided we should all learn to slow dance. Everyone thought I was weird.

    Punky, did you read my blog this week?

    The Odd Life of Jehovah's Witnesses - Standing Out in a Crowd

  • cantleave

    I hated being different! I used to do what I could to fit in. But being a witness kid made you stand out even if you tried not to.

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    I was the weird Witness kid too.

    I try to see the benefit of it in that I learnt to stand on my own two feet despite peer pressure.

  • diana netherton
    diana netherton

    I feel your pain...not only was I the weird JW kid, but I was rather a bit

    of a chunk too. Also, very poor and my clothes were rather awful. I was

    a sad child. But the experience helped form who I am today and I don't

    think I've done that bad...

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