What attracted me to the WT....i read too many of their Magazines from 15-19 basically....it almost got me buying into their stuff, but then, just when i had just started getting into it all, i stopped and dropped it with the idea that i'd look into it later.
I remember reading the Book of revelation at age 15 and wondering what it meant, all those dragons and horned beasts...then i got hold of some JW literature and there it was...it was all explained, nice and simple.All those prophecies about the end time seemed so good to a kid....i mean, i never really could understand their blood doctrine but you can over look that...After all, the truth is a powerful weapon, you can make people do anything when you have "the truth"...even murder!.
Another thing attracted me to it.....They seemed not to be preaching that Bad people would burn in hell for all eternity, that there was no hell, that there was going to be a resurrection of the good and bad......yeah, seems pretty good, a caring religion eh!...everyone is going to be given ample chance to learn the truth and change. But things change, i started questioning as i got older...gave the bible study guy a hard time with all those questions, then we had an argument and i just cut it off....decided to look at it later.... but their stuff was always in the back of my mind.
Well, later is NOW....6 months ago i wander into h20 rather casual like, couple that with the fact that i find out a friend has fallen in with JW's and i get sucked into studying up about it all.....its very interesting.Its amazing how much you chance your world view from age 19 to 27......Things are all different now, JW's look like nothing more than a high control totalitarian cult with some rather wacky world views and prophecies?????????? strange eh!
I'm glad they never got their claws into me too deep and that i have no family ties with 'em....
Yeah, the search for meaning and Truth is a funny thing eh.....JW's were once fine Chocolate to a kid like me, now their looking like just boiled lollies....go figure!
It shakes your foundation just a little, who really does have the truth....maybe God doesn't exist and this is all their is....i've certainly have felt that recently, its like the feeling you get when standing on the edge of a cliff and look down....a feeling of vertigo for a brief second or 2.
You know, in an age of Neutron bombs and Green House you wonder whats the point, who has the answers, whats the true religion??....I think the Dalai Lama said it best when he said:
"my religion, is very simple....Kindness"
Whoa, so there you have it, in the 20th century, in a system full of all sorts of crazy stuff there you have it in a nut shell!...makes you think eh! the whole of life reduced down to a few simple words! but then again what would the Dalai Lama know, hes just part of the Great harlot of false religion and i'm just being tricked by Satan?