Last week I celebrated my birthday. Accepted well wishes from people near and far. Had been happily accepting wishes from people since I quit the cult.
As a JW, (brainwashed ) belief that Birthdays are evil was the stupidest belief I had in all my life.
When in, I had a hard time to explain to people that I don’t celebrate birthdays. Some openly commented that I had gone nuts. Now I realize that they would have considered me the weirdest Wacko they had ever seen
Actually what is a Birthday? The day we were born and we remember it every once in a year to recall your birthdate and to feel great that you have made it alive up until then.
Our well-wishers wish us happy birthday on that date of the year, to make us feel special and we happily realize that people remember us. It gives a sense of warmth that we are remembered, because humans are social animals. What is evil in that?
This whole Cock and bull story of the Watchtower about birthdays, that people were murdered and god views death day more important than birthdays …. What a ton of garbage thinking.
How did you all consider Birthdays when you were in ?