Do You Ever Wonder Where Are They Now?

by minimus 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    I remember so many Witnesses who were pretty liberal minded. I knew some that were the ones someone would talk to to get a “balanced “ perspective. They were not hardliners. They were reasonable people who actually seemed to care about you.

    Whatever happened to them? Did they simply drift off??

    I can only imagine how Bible Students must have felt when Jehovah’s Witnesses took the sect over and people were told they had to be turning in reports and following new man made rules. Showing good character was not important. Keeping Watchtower’s rules and regulations were the only thing that get you eternal life.

    I think a fraction of Bible Students stuck around. Likewise, I think many “good people” who were Jehovah’s Witnesses just kind of disappeared.

  • DesirousOfChange

    I thought we were all meeting up right here!

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  • Overrated

    The liberal/balance ones are out looking at Watchtower going about their business and thanking god they had sense to step out and not follow Watchtower craziness.

  • LongHairGal


    I remember one or two back in the day who I was able to have an intelligent practical conversation with. They tended, though, to keep certain conversation pretty much to themselves or select company.

    These were older JWs and were among the few who didn’t push ‘poverty and pioneering’. They realized I had to work to support myself. They ALREADY earned their living/pension so they were sympathetic and told me to do my ‘best’.

    Sadly, most of these people of the Greatest Generation have passed away.

  • minimus

    True. Most of the good old timers are gone. The new generation I think has just accepted whatever they are told and really have no understanding or concept of how they have just become sheeple.

  • mickbobcat

    I know some like that. They are still in because of the social issues. They don't want to loose their family

  • minimus

    I remember an elder in his thirties that decided to grow a beard in the early eighties from Canada. He was a very kind smart man but he bristled over the beard thing. So he was allowed to keep it as long as no one was stumbled by it. Eventually he couldn’t take the stress of being an elder and following all the b s .He developed some anger issues. And he stayed in but then I lost contact with him. He knew it was crap.

  • Diogenesister

    He “bristled” over the beard....🤣

  • minimus

    Dio u liked that!? Lol

  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    I think WT has run off all the sincere, empathetic, reasonable, loving, and thinking persons.

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