I was introduced to the JW religion at the age of 7. I can't recall when I was taught about having to suffer persecution in the so-called last days, but I do remember thinking that I would crumble under pressure.
As I entered my young adult years, I imagined how governments would persecute us. I had thoughts of being tortured for information and then how I would say anything to the torturer just to stop the pain and then be labeled a modern-day Judas, missing out on everlasting life.
The JW way of life and expectations are both scary and unrealistic.
I am glad I have canceled Armageddon. Also, if I should ever be tortured for some belief or principle, I shall remain strong until the end. My love for my family is real and, for them, nothing will make me crumble.
I realize nowadays that I never fully believed in the tenets of the JWs. I never really felt true love from most of my ex-spiritual family. And those who I felt really loved me have, fortunately, quit the religion.
Good day to all!