''Yes, very sad..the time wasted and many lives that came and went in the Witness religion over generations with people hanging on because of that carrot dangling from a stick.''
I'm with you. You hear the JW's who have been in the Borg since the 1960's who are elderly now. And they lament the fact ''where has time gone'', ''where has time, I can't believe it''. That time has been wasted serving a self-serving organization in which you get little if anything back.
I get down on my hands and knees thanking God for the information age now. For disposing all of this.
''I was shunned by some hardliner JWs since I was a working woman.. But, as FINKELSTEIN said: there are JWs who have reached retirement age unprepared. They caved in to strong pressure to go out in full time ministry and wouldn’t be caught dead working like I did at a secular job!!!. They considered me as ‘unspiritual’..But, I’ll get down on my knees in thankfulness that I worked because I’m Retired.
These ‘spiritual JWs’ got invited to dinners I was never invited to. Well..they can track down their spiritual friends to ask THEM for money! Don’t come near ME!.The same also goes for ex-bethelites kicked to the curb..Brothers with businesses will have to offer them jobs! Good luck.''
I get down on my hands and knees and thank God also for giving me a brain to think. At least I have a decent paying job and can plan for my retirement.
I remember over the years. At circuit a$$emblies when they would interview a young ''sister'' who just completed High School. The brother on stage asking her questions. The young ''sisters'' would always claim how they were A+ students and how they would turn down scholarships and everything. The teachers in the school were just floored how a bright young person with a promising potential career could turn down such an opportunity.
She explained how she was doing it for her God Jehovah. I remember a few oohs and aahs throughout the auditorium. Then people applauding and clapping without any hesitation.
What makes me even more mad is the young, naive, impressionable children throughout the audience. Believing it all. This is what annoys Lloyd Evans(John Cedars) also is ''child indoctrination". He did a video out there somewhere also.
Well, I watched John Leger on one of his older videos. On his channel ExJwAnalyzer. ' This is the information age now.' He related. He mentioned if the JW society knew the internet age would have come along, they should have packed things up. The Society didn't anticipate being around this long. John Cedars mentioned the JW religion was built for the 20th Century, not for the information age.