Hi everyone !!!

by Durden 29 Replies latest jw friends

  • Durden

    Hi everyone !!!

    I am Durden.

    A teenager that is an unbaptized publisher and is trying to leave this damn cult !!!

    I have been lurking here for some time and I decided to start posting with this intro.

    Im from Europe, both my parents are jw's, my parents are both teachers (math teachers).

    My parents are "softcore" jw's, they accept all my questions and try to answer them.

    I am trying to "convert" my dad (an elder which might complicate things), me and my dad recently had various discussions about the org ("discussions" on the good sense of the word).

    We talked about jehovah in the NT, 1975, 1914, GB in 1st century, the cross, "new lights" ..., you know the usual stuff.

    And all is going well I think, I think I can "convert" him until the end of summer.

    I mean is a logical man, what can go wrong ?

    Man, when I found jwfacts it was like my world had collapsed, all thoses lies ...

    But its good now to have found the truth

    Ah I found jwfacts after a drug experience, I guess this experience made me start thinking about stuff and researching which led me to these "apostate" sites.

    So this is how found the truth

    Thanks to all the persons that made such wonderfull information available !!!

    What do you think is the best approach to convert my dad ?

    Much Love


    PS: Sorry about my english but I am not a native speaker

  • skeeter1

    Welcome, I loved math as a kid and dream of becoming a math teacher in my next life.


  • rip van winkle
    rip van winkle

    Welcome Durden!!!

  • problemaddict

    Welcome buddy. Hey your parents love you and are doing what they think is right. Handle it with class and maturity, and honor them regardless.

  • Julia Orwell
    Julia Orwell

    Hi there and welcome. I'm a teacher, and I can't say what would work best for your parents, but definitely logic, facts and not attempting to appeal to emotions. Appeal to their intelligence and reasoning, and study logical fallacies and then discuss with your parents. Teachers are analytical and critical by nature and love knowledge and education. The watchtower does not want its followers to get education so approach your parents from the angle of what is dear to them, and that is with knowledge, facts, and education.

  • whathappened

    Welcome to the group.

    Sounds like you are doing a good job with your dad already. Just keep asking questions.

    How about Mum?

  • LisaRose

    Just be careful, even the most liberal dub can go crazy when their faith is challenged. I don't know how old you are, but you don't want to make things difficult for yourself. Your dad being an elder could complicate things. He might be put in the position of having to kick you out if they think you are "apostate". Be patient, take your time and don't make any rash decisions.

    Good luck, I hope you and your family get out, freedom is great, and you have your whole life ahead of you, free from the doom and gloom of fearing Armageddon.

  • Gypsy Sam
    Gypsy Sam

    Welcome! My teenager's lack of interest in "the truth" is part of what led me to reprove it to myself, expecting her to follow suit. I learned about cognitive dissonance, logical fallacies, and the JW pedofile issues in the process. Asking questions is the best approach, it seems. I'll be facing my parents this summer since I've learned TTATT and am a bit leery of how that conversation will go. The key seems to be utilize questions and scan JW info from legitimate newspapers, which you can do online. Then, you have a basis for questions from non-JW sites, which they will have to answer. Glad you found this site!

    Carpe Diem!

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Ditto what PROBLEMADDICT said

    And get a full university education before you try "rocking the boat" too much. It would seems your parents would be open to at least that possibility.

    And welcome!


  • clarity

    Well Durden ...you have started a great journey back to your

    real self. It is not easy to escape a cult ...but you got this far!


    So keep digging for more information & keep posting to stay sane!


    You will find support here ....a big welcome to this group, who cannot

    tolerate the deceit of the Watchtower Printing & RealEstate Co!


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