Straw that broke the camel's back was the whole UN thing. But, as in many of the responses, it was lots of little things that simply were too much and I had to take an honest look. Once I did so, I quickly realized that it was all bs
In one sentence, can you pinpoint a single event that woke you up?
The 1995 generation change was when I knew for sure they were making everything up. I hung in analysing the Watchtower mag more and more in the following years. At a Sunday meeting one day I had a moment of clarity where I knew I didn't belong there, I couldn't teach what they were teaching, and my whole life as I knew it would change. I never went back.
Watching the old timers bobbing their head in agreement with the explanation of the overlapping generation at the 2010 district convention made me realize I had to escape the cult.
Similar to Dagney and NVR2L8, I knew the overlapping generation teaching was crap, and I had a moment of clarity at a Tuesday night meeting when I knew I just couldn't hear them say one more time that so many people were going to die at Armageddon (including my adult children); I knew I was done.
Many things for me were "Too Good to be true" to beleive in the WT world. For Example,
- JWs are the only ones who would survive Armageddon, and even the good worldly people would be destroyed.
- Have seen so many good hearted Non JWS who never accept WT teaching, how hard I try.
- There wasn't any God's Organization or truth prior to CT Russel
- Almighty Jah remained silent for 1875 years, when his Holy name was removed from his Holy book and WT had to restore it in the early 20th Century.
- Finally the 607 research was the "Opening of the can of Worms" for me
humbled - "Bethel agreed with every point of my research and then faulted me for doing it."
* epic facepalm *
It's rarely just one thing, but rather a growing katamari ball of things.
Although, I admit that there often can be one final thing that finally sets the katamari ball unraveling.
In retrospect, it wasn't one final thing that turned me so much as something I simply couldn't do.