I'm glad I found this website. Thanks for everyone who read my experience. At first, I really didn't know what to do after I woke up, but I occupied myself doing research about the WT society. Please, I want to get advice about what to do next.
I stopped attending meetings, didn't bother to keep preaching with the WT magazines, and I've only told my mom and sisters I'm no longer attending the meetings or associating with the org. I'm not a minor, 17, I'm barely beginning to live my life as a young adult. I got baptized last year in August, but really, I was coerced and pressured by my teacher. I did however, have a desire to do God's will, but for now, I'm distraught about what I've been teached.
There's so much to take in, in part, my fault for taking in all the found information at once, was overwhelming. Even so, I'm relieved that I learned about these findings. Especially at Jw-Facts and YouTube channels like ex-witnesses Critical Thinker.
Here are my findings about the org that I've researched:
- Prophecies of 1874,1914,1925,1975
- The NWT Bible is basically biased to suit the WT's interpretation of the scriptures
- Blood transfusion (which really, fractions are still blood)
- Child abuse policies/allegations
- Preaching hours (why? )
- Different positions (Pioneer, Circuit overseer, etc... where in the Bible are these positions mentioned? )
- And my own experiences within the org that felt that something was wrong.
I'm planning on writing a letter to the elders about resignation. I don't plan to fade out. I'm aware of the consequences, but I'm decided to leave knowing the disappointments I'm going to face. My family is not completely in the org (The youngest of my sisters is currently studying). My other sister left the org, but she's still convinced it's the truth. I'm worried about her mental health because it has taken a toll on her. It's the indoctrination that has gotten her. I'm glad I left. I can't wait to tell my parents the truth about this org. Hopefully they can understand my experience and my decision.