If you are a true believer, then you are toast. Because you will be a slave to everything the Watchtower, Circuit overseers, elders, pioneers, IMPLY.
Believe me, there are not many TRUE BELIEVERS anymore, and the majority of them are OLD.
But for a lot of us young people who got baptized to early and now we realize we don’t want to make the Watchtower our life, there really isn’t much that the organization demands or can do that will interfere with our chances of making a good life for ourselves.
For one thing, it really isn’t as dangerous as it was during the time my parents were young when you couldn’t take any blood whatsoever---not even a tiny drop of a fraction.
Now days you can actually take blood, as long as you call it fractions. I’ve have plenty of friends and their parents, who had to go to the hospital for some emergency, and the jw parents immediately tell the doctor and hospital staff that their son or daughter will take blood—as long as it’s fractions.
Usually the doctor says something like; “What do you mean fractions?” And the parents recite what is posted on the jw website which is all white cell fractions, all platelet fractions, hemin, hemoglobin Albumin, clotting factors, Fibrinogen, immunoglobulins and (whatever other fraction you can think of Doc. That can help my child)
The doctor usually will ask something like, “So blood is OK?” and the parents will say something like, “Just like we said doc, do what you need to do to keep our child save.” It’s usually vague because these days it’s very vague what blood fractions you can’t take. In fact nothing is in print regarding what blood fractions are forbidden. So it’s a conscience matter as long as you don’t get the blood liaison or other jws involved.
And this is very important; you never invite the blood liaison
or tell any of the jw friends. And if they find out, make sure the hospital staff
understands that no visitors are allowed. You can figure out a hundred ways to
explain why no visitors are allowed at the moment.The hospital won't reveal anything to anyone not privileged.
Field service is a joke now. There are so many things you can do. Tag up with someone that does cart witnessing and is known for setting up the cart and going to the coffee shop to catch-up on his phone for a couple of hours. Or tag up with someone who does one RV and then does the “Old getaway act”
(I’m not feeling good, can I leave you at your car, or do you mind if we have breakfast and call it a day, I’ve got something important that came up)
Don’t join the School------What school---LOL!
Going to college is not a problem anymore. Just go. Usually it’s the old jws that get on your case for going to college, but if one of them approaches you and starts blabbing away and you get tired of it, just excuse yourself and tell him you have to go to the bathroom and by the time you come out he probably already forgot your name.
If you rarely go in service, don’t volunteer for anything, rarely go to the meetings, no one is going to give a hoot what you do with your life. Actually slowly but surely it is becoming the norm for young people to just start off at a community college, when they ask what are you studying; (tell them you are taking your basics and thinking of becoming a plumber for the new order) and the conversation usually stops. Then finish your work load and finish off at a University if that’s what you are pursuing.
This is important, if you are in a congregation with a bunch of old school idiot elders-----MOVE to another hall where the elders as not such asses and leave you alone.
And last, if you want to keep all your family and friends, don’t put yourself on the radar by smoking in
public, getting drunk, or fornicating with a believing young jw girls. Sooner
or later they will spill the beans.In fact, don't do anything questionable from WT point of view, with any believing JWs
Older jw single girls have always been cool with me and never spilled the beans.
Most of the people in the congregations are tired of the whole thing, (Overlapping generation, We need more money, and all the changes that betray the fact that they don’t believe we are in the last days anymore)
The organization is becoming a place where you go and meet up with your friends, make plans to go to a restaurant, a movie, a get together at home, maybe meet a boy or girl. I think more than half of my former congregations don’t even believe the end will come in their time anymore. I've had a lot of the brothers and sisters that come over to visit my parents tell me;
Maybe you'll get the chance to see the great tribulation, but maybe not, it's good you're going to school just in case you get old and have to take care of yourself. It's no fun being old and having no money.
THE TRUTH----is now only ----------the
My parents starting going to the meetings just once every few moons when they get lonely. They usually invite some of their old friends to come over and play some cards. They talk about Trump, the caravan of immigrants, the richest people on the planet, what they would do if they had a million dollars, what the wife or husband will do if one of them dies, and it seems that they always talk about how nice it was when they were young. The brothers always bring up the stories of when they had lots of hair, and the sisters always bring up the stories of when they had nice legs and no sunspots on their face and didn't have to color their hair. But these days I rarely hear them talk about the New system of things.
Maybe in the back of their mind they know it’s not coming anymore.
Anyway according to my parents, the organization is nothing like it was when they were newly married.
They told me; “Son, do whatever makes you happy and secure, we probably won’t be around very long.
It was kind of sad-------because remember, I was raised in the organization, and I was not supposed to see my parents die—ever!