London Protest 2018

by josephus 111 Replies latest jw friends

  • Phoebe
    Phoebe

    Can I say something?

    I watched all the videos about the London protest and I thought what a great job they did. They were respectful, dignified and very brave. Yes, as ex witnesses they could just shut the door on the past and get on with their lives (and by the way, if you are one of those telling them to just get on with their lives why are you yourself on here? Just get on with yours and be happy) But they don't shut the door because they CARE. They care about others, those trapped in the WT, those who have or are suffering abuse be it physical, sexual or emotional. They CARE and they came from everywhere to show they cared.

    So, thank you to all of you. I was mentally trapped in the WT for most of my life. My life has been ruined by it. I applaud anyone that does anything to help others escape whether that is making a YouTube video, writing a book or turning up at a protest. Without these people I would still be trapped and so would my husband.

    Thank you to everyone and if you do it next year, we're coming to join you.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Well said Phoebe and well done Josephus!

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat
    For everyone that you might 'save' you will have strenghtend the resolve of hundreds of others as it will just confirm how bad apostates are.

    I don’t agree. I think some JWs will look at the protesters and agree with much of what they say. For some it might even give them courage to stop supporting Watchtower: to know there are others who have left over matters of principle.

    For other JWs it might be the prompt that sends them online to search for information about the issues.

    People keep comparing these protests to the old “apostates” we used to see outside the conventions. But the old “apostates” I remember seeing were actually Christians with slogans such as “the Father and I are one”, and “you are saved by faith not works of righteousness”. These were people trying to convert JWs to other strict varieties of Christianity.

    I think there is a world of difference between those old style apostates and these protestors who object to policies on abuse and the practice of shunning.

  • Diogenesister
    Diogenesister
    think there is a world of difference between those old style apostates and these protestors who object to policies on abuse and the practice of shunning.

    Nail meet head!

    Well said Slim.

  • snare&racket
    snare&racket

    I don’t remember you being so unpleasant. Shame. Apologies about thinking you were an elder or still attended. I sincerely thought you were.

    I’ll leave it there.....

    *Slow clap*

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Wonder how the Wt will spin this? Silent respectful large group of ex jw's with lists of pedophiles and web sites. Maybe they will send a special group out with cameras to record faces and web sites.

    "Don't be persuaded by the lies of the Satan Driven Apostates! Like the the cautious snake, they silently wait to strike at the unwary! How much contempt they must have in their hearts for Jehovah! to stand in the same place as his loyal servants!"

    Yeah, they got to come up with something.

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  • Jehalapeno
    Jehalapeno

    Whether people are protesting antifa, Trump, socialism or JWs, I always have the same reaction: “I’d rather go fishing.”

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    Bye Bye Watchtower Corporation in London. I see a mass defection from Warwick mother Corporation in progress and in process It is going to be very hard for WT Corporation to control the branches world wide after all there only so much bull shit you can hide from these people when you are talking foreign control.. The end Is near for the WT corp. I see a mass defections and massive lawsuits in the wings of this fury.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLKW-bgdVY

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    Not really any sort of activist myself, I applaud these people and hope the trend catches on around the world. The Watchtower credibility is ripped to shreds with all these horrendously high paying lawsuit they are paying and all the very bad publicity on the world wide web.

    I see these protests as ultimately satisfying.

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