I am 12 years old and im confused because my mam is leaving the truth after 12 years and i want to celebrate xmas but she still doesnt believe that should do it coz even though shes realised society has lied about things she still believes in God. Im unsure whether i believe in God or not but i havent really looked into it much .
Welcome, Kas12, to the forum -- your first post!
Whatever a person's age, there's always confusion about what to do in something this major. You'll get lots of good insight and help here.
Thx coco i just really want to do christmas and birthdays and to be like the other ppl at school and that but i find it hard not being able to do all the singing and the fun activities at xmas.
Hi Kas welcome.
Great news that your mum has left the cult while you are still young enough to enjoy your youth. Be patient with her it takes some people a little time to adapt to life outside the organisation and old habits die hard.
Try to have a calm conversation with her about how much you want to enjoy normal life now that you are free of indoctrination.Don't worry too much right now about the "big questions" there is lots of time for that later. Focus on friends and education, sport, hobbies, and thinking about your future career. I hope you make the best of your freedom.
We do have a present day every year but its not the same. She has said theres lame proof for jws doing birthdays and mothers day coz theres no strong argument against it according to jwfacts so i think I’ll be allowed to do those at some point
You're welcome, Kas12:
The first in my family, I came into the truth over 50 years ago, and my nieces and nephews, one child, and grandchildren left way before me. We have a good relationship.
As cofty so well said, calm and patience on your part is important. It's hard for us older folks to put all the pieces together and then act on what we see.
Shes very confused on what she believes anymore and i dont even wan5 to believe in a god
We do have a present day every year but its not the same. -- Kas12
Is that Boxing Day? I just learned about it today.
I live in USA.
i dont even wan5 to believe in a god
If our beliefs are to be authentic we must resist the temptation to choose them. Concentrate on learning new information. Listen to debates, read the best stuff you can find on both sides of the argument. Take your time. Eventually your beliefs will take care of themselves.
There are some really useful threads in this forum that you will find useful.
"He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that." - John Stuart Mill
Coco we have our present day in the summer and its a different day every year normally