feeling sad

by berrygerry 15 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • berrygerry

    The past number of months have been traumatic for myself and my family.

    The fascist practices of the WTS have wreaked monumental harm to us all - with 3 members hospitalized for suicide.

    Researching past events brings one to the overwhelmingly sad story of Bethany Hughes, and her parents Lawrence and Arliss.

    (Arliss was featured years later on a DC for her courage through their ordeal.)

    Larry did what any normal, loving father would do.

    Try to protect his daughter.


    It is doubly sad knowing personally one of the WTS lawyers involved, and his relatives who have left the WTS despite the harsh consequences.

    Sometimes, I wish there were a "Dante" hell.

  • MissFit

    ((((((Berrygerry))))))) I am so sorry you are going through tough times.My thoughtsv are with you.

  • Mum

    I'm so sorry you're going through this. Please get counseling or whatever help you need to help yourself get through this.

  • NVR2L8

    WT lawyer David Gnam gave a public talk at our hall about the faith of Bethany...he even had a short audio recording of Bethany voice that caused several to sob...anything goes to endoctrinate the sheep...how can you be proud for destroying this family by letting a child choose to die based on a shady doctrine.

  • Crazyguy

    Hang in there, things are bound to get better

  • hoser

    Although I was in and asleep at the time, I personally know people that took Bethany away from the hospital and hid her from the authorities and medical treatment.

  • Oubliette

    Sorry your going through this, I agree, get some counseling. It helps!

  • Finkelstein

    The fascist practices of the WTS have wreaked monumental harm to us all - with 3 members hospitalized for suicide.

    Are you saying that 3 members of your family tried to commit suicide ?

  • Lee Elder
    Lee Elder

    Not really possible to say "I know how you feel". I don't. I know what the experience

    was like for me and I've seen many others in similiar situations. This is what I would

    say to you. Please know that you can get past this. Life is definitely different once

    your eyes have become open and there is certainly some trauma and a period of

    adjustment, but life can be good again. Indeed, life post WT can be very good.

    Hang in there and don't be afraid to get some help - that is just another programmed


    All the best,


  • yadda yadda 2
    yadda yadda 2

    Immensely sad. Your heart goes out to this man and his courage in fighting this monstrous religious organisation. What happened to his legal suit against the Watchtower?

    Not dimishing the tragedy and sadness of even one victim such as Bethany, but the Youtube clip says "hundreds of thousands" have died as a result of the blood policy and "millions of JWs will die needlessly in the future unless something is done to prevent it"? Huh?

    Interesting how he says the Watchtower uses these children as religious martyrs. I hadn't thought of it quite like that but it's true.

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