Is it possible....

by kelsey007 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • kelsey007

    For an ex-jw to go through life without thinking of themselves or referring to themselves as an ex-jw? How many ex-buddist do you know?

  • Beck_Melbourne

    No so much the ones born into it, but the ones who convert and then leave may be able to see it as a phase in their lives of little significance.

    I for one, being third gen, will always be an exjw. Especially since I have family who are still in.


  • pomegranate

    I think there may be a certain amount of pride in knowing what it takes to cut free from the iron claw of Brooklyn...

    XJW OK by me.

  • kenpodragon

    I only refer to myself by that term with a select group of people. In reality, I never hardly mention it. On here though it fit. I do not self title myself as a Ex-Jw.

    My thought


  • jurs

    Good question. I think I'll always think of myself as a ex JW. I was raised Catholic and was a catholic more years than I was a JW but I don't think of myseslf as an Ex Catholic, in fact I hardly ever even think about it. Being a JW affected my life in such a huge way. It touched every aspect of my life. It is so much more than just a religion. I can't even articulate it, but I think you guys know what I mean.


  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    A rose by any other name . . . .

  • sf


    Do you yahoo by chance? Do you have a mic and/ or speakers?


  • kelsey007

    yes I yahoo

  • sf

    What is your 'handle'?


  • Mulan

    I have a JW girlfriend, who still says she is a Catholic. Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.

    I know what she means, when she says it. I'm sure she wouldn't say in front of a dub.

    I do not identify myself as an ex JW. If anyone asks me my religion, I say I don't have one. If they press me, I might say I used to be a JW. Then they ask questions, and I just don't want to go that way anymore, so I avoid it if possible.

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