my story (part one)

by Jason Melita 10 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Jason Melita
    Jason Melita

    Hi, my name is Jason. I was born in 1987 in NSW, Australia into a Jehovahs Witness household (my parents were baptised mere months before I was born) with 2 older siblings (brother and sister) and in time a younger brother. I had a pretty happy childhood, we moved to North Brisbane by the time I was 5 years old. My parents were what I would now call, Liberal Jehovah's Witnesses, by which I mean they lets us watch alot of movie many other JW children did not get to ( Star Wars) The first time I remember having doubts about what I was being raised into came about 8 years old, I cannot recall why this point was brought up but it was to do with the "new system" and "resurrection" involving "the ultimate forgiveness of sin) Jesus giving his life and what would happen to my grandparents who were worldy and if Hitler would be resurrected, with answer first being my grandparents would not make it but Hitler would since he had died, then after I was outraged lol my Dad organised for me to study with someone else, my ever enquiring young mind never satisfied with the answers provided, I was handed from one study to another on and off my whole childhood. By the time I had reached high school aged 13 in the year 2000 I had decided I wasn't going to become a JW. As many of you would know holding onto a decision like this is not was but I am thankful that I had worldy cousins who went to the same school as me, and I told them and told them if they told my Uncle and Aunty they have to swear not to tell my Parents or siblings. To be continued...........

  • never a jw
    never a jw

    you piqued my interest

  • jaydee

    part 2....''oi oi oi''

  • millie210

    Welcome and keep writing!

  • stuckinarut2

    Welcome mate! (From a felllow Aussie)

    Its great to have you here in our community.

    Be cautious as to how much of your personal info you reveal or share online, unless you have no concerns about becoming known.

    We look forward to more of your input.

  • Heaven

    Hi Jason, welcome to the board.

    Children can smell BS a mile off. They haven't been co-erced yet by the authorities. Logic, reason, and reality don't match religious fantasies/scriptural interpretation being passed off as truth.

    I was 10 when I started questioning the overall claim that God is loving but does nothing to help people in need (aka Theodicy). The Ethiopian famine of the 1970s was raging, killing 100s of thousands of people. The reason my Mom gave me when I questioned her about why God did not intervene was that Jehovah had turned his back on mankind because we could not stop sinning. I didn't say anything to her but it was then that I deduced God was a douchebag and it didn't really matter whether he actually existed or not. I was going to live my life without this prick.

    I look forward to more of your story. And keep on with the critical thinking. It will save you from a lot of charlatons.

  • John Free
    John Free

    Gooday Jason

    Welcome to the forum mate!! Wish I was as smart as you at 13!

    Where's part 2 already??

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Thank you for breaking your story into pieces. There are few things as annoying as a novel posted on a forum. Welcome, I look forward to part two.

  • Iown Mylife
    Iown Mylife

    Welcome! and, i like novels, in parts or altogether, either way.

    That is sad, when a little kid starts discovering the flaws and hypocrisy that adults choose to ignore. And then instead of listening to him, they try harder to get him to accept the crap.

  • smiddy

    Hi Jason welcome from another Aussie who also lived in Brissys north , I will pm you about that.

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