Has there been any changes in your relationship with your sons yet? That was a beautiful letter.
Letter to my sons, why I left WT -- 1975 and lies were reasons
Its sad stories like this and there are many more that confirm the dire harm and consequences this one religious cult creates through its propagating lies, power and corruption.
Breaking up families and making the instigation that your real family members are not the ones you should love, respect and associate with unless they themselves are JWS members .
The WTS leaders created this coercive mind controlling cult to support the organization and themselves through cultivating money and power as a ending means of sustenance.
Lois: When your boys wake up to WT lies, they will see ...
I used to dream of that happening but no more. Mass hypnotism, when allowed by the individual, is extremely powerful. I do have a bit of window of their thinking by way of my non-JW son Frank in talking to his brother Gxxx. No, neither son advanced his education beyond the basic. I have 3 grandchildren whom I've never met, but I've seen photos thanks to Frank.
I'm so glad, Lois, you finally woke up, even at age 62. Perhaps you only have to look thru the rear-view mirror on all this.
I am in relatively good health thanks to the good care we have in U.S. Dear wife had a massive stroke during brain aneyurism surgery some 6 years ago and now relies on me for care. And that's completely ok as she is an excellent patient with a good sense of humor. We have good times. Thanks for you good wishes.
Giordano, it's good to find an old timer out there who has actually lived through the BS.
QuestioningEverything, no there have been no changes that I know of. What's surprising to me is that neither of them, both in the mid to late 50s, have no position of responsibility (based on reading between the lines in my communication with son Frank) in their respective congregations. It doesn't look as if they were ever "whole-souled" like their dad. Stupid dad, me.
Maybe Len you should added a quote from the bible from 1 John 4:1 ......
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Yes, Fink, if we could go back there would be much we could have said differently.
I also survived the early days bullshit and left then returned some 30 odd years later only to find, after four years that NOTHING has changed. The judgemental mental attitude is, in my opinion, more prevalent and sinister than ever. Hence my mission to fade with the friends I have made. They see it too and are disturbed, as they should be. My thanks to you for this post as it's helping in my mission. My heart goes out to your situation. Keep up the good work that you do daily.
Thanks for your regards. And good luck with your renewed resolve.
You're a survivor Len!
I'm sure you wouldn't wish what you've been through on anyone. I wish you well and hope your children react & are moved by your letter in the same way all of us have. Best of luck my friend.
Hello, JW GoneBad.
Good avatar, my friend. And I also wish you the very best.
Damn.......your son's would have to be brain-dead zombies to not shed a tear after reading that. I'll be 40 this year, and even I remember most of what you are talking about. The early 1980's were pure WT Gold when it came to printing End-Times apocalyptic bullshit, and the 1914, Generation, etc WatchTower covers are proof of it. I can't believe you didn't focus on that a bit more.....as they were young men in the early 1980's, and probably remember it very clearly as well. They are in their 50's? Well then, they've seen the "evolution" of this weird sect into a full-blown cult. You'd have to have shit for brains to deny it at this point in time. Who knows what your letter might stir up in their brains. Good luck.