Are we participants in this forum because of bouts of "loneliness"?

by Wonderment 47 Replies latest jw experiences

  • NewYork44M

    I have not been to a meeting for over 10 years. I am pursing what I consider to be a successful life: I have a happy family outside the borg. I don't think that loneliness explains why I come to this site on a regular basis.

    Do you have any other determinants? Also, is it a bad thing that I keep coming back? I have an obsession with the latest of the organization that stole much of my life.

  • Warren Wilson
    Warren Wilson
    I am not on here because I am lonely. I was lonely when I was in the cult.
  • Divergent

    I'm here to count my hours

    Just kidding. I'm here not because I'm lonely, but because I need a place to rant from time to time. Obviously, I can't do that with JW acquaintances (I won't call them friends now) nor can I do so with my non-JW friends (it's difficult for them to relate & understand as non-JW's, besides there are much better things to talk to them about than religion). So here I am!

  • LongHairGal

    No, I don't think so. Not in my case anyway. When I see a topic that interests me, then I post.

    I think the loneliness (or lack of) may have something to do with how long somebody is out of the religion. I've been "faded" for about fifteen years.

    For those who are lonely, I am glad this forum exists so that they can reach out and connect.👍🏻

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim
    This site really serves as a ''heads up'' I believe for not just posters, but a great many of active/involved JW's who are just lurking trying to get fuel for their doubts.
  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad
    For me it's a form of entertainment...a hobby if you will!
  • Introvert 2
    Introvert 2
    For me it's a form of entertainment...a hobby if you will!
    Hahaha, well put was thinking about making this type of post recently as well as it's kind of fun and entertaining for sure. Gives us all fuel and a needed boost of self confidence to fight back HARD and not take it lying down anymore. Face it the org is rife with bullies and narcissists ! They can only bully us only if we let them, knowledge is power.
  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    Not lonely at all even tho I live alone but with 16 hedgehogs, 2 axolotls, 3 budgies and a chihuahua.

    I want to know the latest Watchtower craziness. I want to see signs of their demise. I also like to see new ones discovering this site and follow their journey, willing them to get discover they can fly free never to return to the mental trap or cage that is the Jehovah's Witness religion.

    Edited to add: the loneliest place for me was always at the KH or an assembly.

  • LV101

    Ditto Amelia Ashton's 2nd/3rd paragraphs - and not lonely at all/no time to get lonely.

    Love this site for the latest/greatest re/the Org.

  • Sabin
    I think all humans go through loneliness at times in their lives in or out of the Borg. Yes sometimes I feel lonely, I felt more lonely when I was in it as the friendships are superficial. Now I am at home & no they don't call & there are moments that I think this sucks but I also feel contented in a way that I never experienced with JW's. I enjoy the moments, the quiet & I'm aware that all they want is for me to feel sad without them, it makes me smile as what I am is FREE to be myself. So I sign in here talk, read, listen & learn more about myself then I ever did with those cock suckers. Besides do you really believe they are truly happy? Their not. Big Hug for you all.

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