Update:The Unbelievable Just Happened!

by ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Hi all

    I will try to keep it as short as possible. so if it seems abrupt sorry, or if any questions do ask n I will fill you in.

    Update to the news of 5 people leaving(2 couples n a single sis).

    They have been in touch with my PIMI friends( the ones who shared their news with me). In conversation my name came up.

    One couple who have been very involved in spiritual activities .They are a nice couple from what little I know about them.They had moved around quite a bit in need greater too so they have come in contact with lots of Boe's, Co's, r n f; n experience with them which goes without saying.

    Long story short while moving about to different places, they heard about the CSA lawsuits. Did not believe it at first as one normally does.

    Hears it a couple more times, wherever he heard it, imquired with one of the elders who straight off said there is nothing to it . just lies to reproach jehoover.

    He lets it be but it continues to nag him but he does not know what to do ie how to check it out! (when you are in a cult, everythign becomes an uphill struggle if you are going against the current).

    With time, he forgets it. But one day when he was visiting another cong with regard to RBC, since it was a Saturday, he n his wife decide to join the field ministry group. On the field he meets a guy who first listens to them n then asks them if he knows about the CSA n questions them about our policies. The couple take the opportunity to satisfy thier lingering doubts to be substantiated with evience. Sure enough this guy gives them links n also show them a few videos on youtube about ARC. This disturbed them deeply n they thought of doing more research when they get home. Sure enough they did, the more they did,the more they felt disturbed, upset n anxious.

    Ultimately they approache a couple of Co's separately n asked about this.They both said "dont pay too much attention to it, it has got nothing to do with you. Sometimes things happen , it is all being dealt with by the society".

    This was their exit-ticket. They approached the local boe for answers but as usual they showed the finger . Then on they immersed themselves more into researching n have been looking at the links given to them by the guy they met on the ministry.

    They want to meet up at another convenient tiem to get the low down for my waking up n all.

    By the way this couple just in passing told me that the other close couple-friend of theirs who also left coz there were some individual incidents in the way that they was treated (people not living up to bible basic standards, lying afterwards outrightly, being openly dishonest,) that led them towards finally researching those aspects, but in the end it really was as simple as: they believed a lie, they stopped believing the lie, started accepting proven facts.

    This is all I have for now.


  • LongHairGal


    Thanks for the update. I guess it must’ve been shocking for that first couple to see the videos about the ARC. That’s awful when you are told you are in the “truth”. That’s only the beginning. It starts to unravel from there.

    The other couple leaving because of several incidents that left them reeling I suspect is the more common reason that people leave the JW religion: a combination of negative experiences with one thing that causes you to look at the whole thing differently and there’s no going back.

    In my case back in the day: it was the 1995 Generation teaching that was the icing on the cake.

  • Magnum

    I second the thanks. Interesting. Please continue to keep us informed.

    LongHairGal, as I look back, I can see that it was for me, too, the 1995 "generation" change that was the turning point.

  • Xanthippe

    Thanks Zing, it's amazing to think that people they meet in the ministry can help them see the facts.

    A couple of people tried to help me. One was a psychologist who said she had many JW patients. Another was a university lecturer in philosophy who tried to show my husband and myself that people have wondered about the big questions in life for millennia. I wish we'd listened but it shows there's good people out there.

  • nowwhat?

    Great experience thanks

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