Former Unbaptized Publisher, New Here

by GloomySunday 46 Replies latest jw friends

  • GloomySunday


    Yeah, I do plan on going to college!

    They only don't want people to go there because it gives people critical thinking skills, plus they might start believing in things like evolution.

  • laverite

    Welcome. It's not easy. But focus on your education and your future. You can do this.

  • GloomySunday

    @Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Thanks! I'm glad to be here!

  • GloomySunday


    Thanks. I think that's the best thing to do. I'm trying to get a job, and get some college going, perhaps.

  • Iown Mylife
    Iown Mylife

    Hello, GloomySunday!

    I bet your Sundays are going to be a lot less gloomy! :-) You have come to the right place, the info on this forum is plentiful and helpful and many comments are so intensely wise. Sometimes I holler out loud at the computer, OH YEAH!!!

    I'm an old person living in the southern U.S., i lost 30 years in the WT corporation as a baptized publisher. I was so unhappy but I thought it was just because i wasn't a good enough Witness.

    A few different things happened that got me woke up and deciding to leave but when I began to realize that it is a CULT i was in, and that I had been subjected to intense mind control, and read Crisis of Conscience by Ray Franz, then the break was final.

  • GloomySunday

    @lown Mylife

    Hey lown Mylife, I do hope so! They seem a lot less gloomy.

    Boy... that is unfortunate... I'm really sorry they did that. It's a real waste of a human life. Glad you're out, though! And yeah, I thought the same thing! I thought I was just a bad person.

    I never really knew the definition of a cult back then, but now I do. I really need to read that book. I want to find it, but I can't let my JW relatives find it, so I'll have to keep it under my bed or something.

  • ABibleStudent

    Welcome GloomySunday, I wish you the best in going to college and having a good career.

    Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,


  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    A very warm welcome Gloomy Sunday.

    Well done for coming here before getting dunked.

    You have saved yourself a lifetime of pain and can live life free from their ridiculous restrictions.

  • GloomySunday

    @ABible Student


    @Amelia Ashton

    Yeah, I'm glad. Thanks!

    I figured as much, really. Their restrictions are INSANE.

  • ozbrad

    Almost 30 years of Sunday morning sleeping in here.

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