Time to Spill my Guts

by Hadriel 52 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Hadriel

    Scripture reference: (Rev 22: 18,19)

    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
  • ToesUp

    Welcome Hadriel

    Take it slow. Don't react too quick. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to exit this religion. We go back and forth on just pulling the band aid off and telling our family (they all live in different cities, so it makes it a little easier). We have not done that yet but we think our families are suspicious. You are correct, sometime it does feel like wearing wet clothes. Good description.

    Angus Stewart said it correctly during the Australian Royal commission, "the WT is a captive organization." It uses all your friends and family to keep you captive to them. I think there are a lot of people starting to wake up. The dominos could be beginning to fall. Next years Yearbook #'s will be interesting.

    Keep us posted on your progress. We have all been and some are still exactly where you are at. It's disheartening to find out that everything you ever believed in was a lie.

  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    Two thoughts:

    1. Ask your teenage children to think about their choices. Do they want to stay with the kids at school that they grew up with? Or would they rather move a distance further away to make new friends, better job prospects, also benefiting from a local College or Universities?
    2. Your father. If your 5 points worked on your wife, while not give your Dad the same benefit?
    I wish someone had loved me enough to share TTATT with me, many moons ago.

  • Hadriel

    Thanks Lois. I've thought about that with my dad.

    He's so a company man that he may simply turn me in I'm not sure. If we decide to in fact move I will probably take you up on that advice.

    good point about moving where there might be better opportunities.

    Lots of good posts in here by all of you. I really appreciate it. Every bit helps. Not the needy type but as I've said to others leaving this gig you feel like a dang toddler desperate for some sort of safe haven. Crazy feeling.

  • ToesUp


    Have you Read Crisis of Conscience by Ray Franz? I have been reading it and it is a real eye opener! My spouse read it when we began our fade. It was jaw dropping for him!

  • Finkelstein

    Scripture reference: (Rev 22: 18,19)

    With that Scripture in mind one should also pay attention to Jesus's own admonishment of his true followers to not make a time on god's own sacred time, hence the reason why most Christian based faiths do not make or calculate times and propagate them as the WTS has done.

    The WTS made up its own commercialized version of the Gospel exploited intentionally to sell and proliferate their published works.

    Can anyone honestly say that that would be righteously appealing in the eyes of god ?

  • Hadriel


    Yep, although it was after I had already woke. Honestly I went about it the very hard way. I used only society pubs and secular history. What pretty much put the nail in the coffin was 607. The fact the organization has held onto that teaching is beyond me. The more that find out about it the more there will be that leave.

    So using only their own pubs and a few emails with museums, archaeologists and the like I realized it was impossible for 607 to be true. At the turn of the last century many of the tablets in the Neo-Babylonian area had yet to be found or translated. Now we have thousands.

    Subsequent to my own digging I fell upon "Gentile Times Reconsidered". The author in my opinion is the leading authority on this topic. I had dug many hours coming to my conclusion. I read this man's book and realized I hadn't even scratched the surface.

    That then led me to Franz's book which I read without putting it down. Cover to cover. You simply can't read that book and stay a witness. At least not in good conscience.

    I was so moved by it I offered help to the current copyright owner, her name is Deborah. I'm helping her organize some things so that she can get it back into publication which desperately needs to happen.

    Again 607 was a huge deal to me. At this point and I don't mean this in an arrogant way whatsoever it's just the logistics of the matter, but I'm an asleep witnesses' worst nightmare if they want to talk 607, 1914, 1919 and the prophecy in Daniel 4...ha ha. I've put so much time in on that subject it's silly.

  • Hadriel

    I couldn't agree more my friend. The whole idea of prognosticating dates is a dangerous business as any faith that has done it has been forced to then continue adjusting or adding new "truth" to maintain its viability.

    That in itself should awaken us but the indoctrination to never question a thing prevents seeing how absurd and not of God it is.

  • nowwhat?
    Get the kids involved in the school sports teams .that helps alot in the transition.
  • KateWild

    Nice to have you on board. Welcome and a great first opening post and introduction

    Kate xx

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