How did you feel to have been "privileged to have been born into the only true faith - The Truth"?
I felt fortunate. I remember even before i started school i would talk to Jehovah in my head all the time. Like he was my best mate. It felt like he was really there, just for me.
Did this make you feel confident, or proud - or perhaps arrogant?
I was a shy boy until the age of 18. So growing up i felt confident that i was in the one true religion, confident that i'd never die of old age but i wouldn't say arrogant. I was genuinely interested in people and what they believe and why. Of course, i had an answer for all of their personal beliefs so, maybe i was a little bit arrogant without knowing.
How did you reconcile the fact that 99% of the earth's population was not born "into the Truth"?
I just looked at it like being an Israelite slave in Babylon. These people were mostly all bad and that Jehovah will surely keep the good ones alive even if they're not JW... wont he?As a child, did you ever question these things?
Nope. Not until i was about 19. Then dismissed those doubts until the cult got nuttier and nuttier when i was in my late 20s.