I was raised a Catholic from birth to age 15, that's when my Dad started to study with some jw's that came to our door. I was too young/ naive to notice how my lifelong friends were slowly being replaced with so called " outstanding spiritual youths".
anyway, there was Randy and Kevin, the sons of the PO from the hall, everyone thought that they were the most spiritual people I could hang out with. These guys taught me the fine points of :
1) dating worldly girls
2) how to drink beer and Jack Daniels heavily
3) how to smoke, starting out with cigarettes, then graduating over to the finer points of joints and pot pipes.
4) introduction to heavy duty porn magazines, and films.
5) how to nurse a Saturday night hangover and attend the Sunday morning meeting and make everyone believe that I was a spiritual person.
if their Dad ever caught them drinking, or smoking pot, ( which he did quite a few times) he would slam them into a door and tell them to straighten up or he would loose his position at the hall.
one time Kevin came home after drinking heavily, his Dad backhanded him and shut the door. During the night, Kevin vomited while laying down and almost passed out.
so in conclusion, this religion really showed me firsthand how much fun being a totally worldly person could be. Any other stories that show the shallowness of the religion ?