Good Afternoon All
Hello and welcome! Awesome first post! Good for you standing up for real truth, and at such a young age too. Looking forward to your future posts!
Your story is so heartwarming and encouraging to read.
"They may find it difficult , those who have taken authority as the truth rather than the truth as the authority"
That is it exactly isnt it?
Really glad you are here!
KICK50R- Welcome to the board ! One of the best first posts and threads I've read in awhile ! Very well expressed.
I was born in the Witnesses also and my elder dad said the same thing to me that your JW parents said to you, " As long as you are living under my roof- you'll do as I say. " My dad in a nutshell. I was independent thinking as you are so my dad's lingo went over like a lead balloon with me.
Your statement, " I saw what they can do to an informed decision. NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. " Exactly, I totally agree. Our freedom of mind and awareness that the JW's are a mind control cult - is OUR salvation away from fear and guilt indoctrination from the WT Society. No need for fear anymore. The big bad dream isn't true, no destruction at a fantasy " Armageddon " - so we can go live our life !
I too appreciate Simon's board here to help us fight off these " cancers " in our life seeking to take away our freedom of mind. To your statement, " To others in the same situation I was, hang in there, don't despair, let reason be your weapon, time is on our side. " So VERY true.
You are a brave and courageous young man for pursuing your life in a free way and hopefully some in my JW family and some in your JW family will come to their senses some day and re-gain freedom of mind. A big welcome to you friend, take care, Peace out, Mr. Flipper