“Even if this wasn’t the Truth, I need the structure.”

by Londo111 35 Replies latest jw experiences


    Join the foreign legion. There's your structure, plus learn a new language, see the world and meet new people.

    The French Foreign Legion take everyone from everywhere.

  • Alive!

    Doubtfully yours,

    A hug to you - it sounds like it's very hard for you at the moment.

    Just keep putting one foot in front of the other - and remember that you are not alone.

    Take care,

    Alive x

  • LongHairGal

    I'm happy for anybody who finds their way out of this muck and fear of the unknown which the JW religion makes its members feel.

    Non-Witnesses are raised to get an education and go out in the world and earn a living. They learn "structure" and discipline along the way and when they reach adulthood they are expected to think for themselves!

    The Witness religion just promotes dependency and being a mental cripple, IMO...but, then, this is what the religion wants!

  • JWdaughter

    If I wanted a religion just for "the best way to live", I'd say the best way of life is honest, clean, drug free, prosperous, hard working, generous and kind to others. The JWs don't really try for any of those other than drug free(except for prescriptions and alcohol!). Most of it is considered a waste of time-seeking prosperity, being generous, being honest-that's for schmucks who don't have "the truth"!

    Everyone has struggles unrelated to their religion, but many JWs struggles are a direct result of their religion. Does anyone ever consider that?

    The poster who feels trapped. Man, I feel for her :( She really is trapped and all our big talk about leaving on our own terms is kind of a slap in the face for a person facing retirement with no spouse, children or financial backing or friends of any kind if they leave their religious group. It's not always that easy, is it? For a 26 year old-yeah, maybe. Or maybe not. We can only walk in our own shoes.

    We have been seeing KateWilds struggles for a few years now. She isn't elderly, but she has lost almost everything because of her decision about the religion. We all pay a price for every decision we make and some things that weren't ever really our choice (whether perceived or literally).

  • RubaDub

    This thread reminds me of the Woody Allen joke:

    A man goes to a psychiatrist and tells him that his brother needs mental help. The man explains that his brother needs help because he thinks and acts like he's a chicken.

    The psychiatrist finally asks why he doesn't bring his brother to the office so he can treat him.

    The man says, I really can't do it at this time. I need the eggs.

    --- So that is part of life. In one way or another, many of us need the eggs.

    Rub a Dub

  • Londo111
    LOL! That is a funny joke! :)

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