I was the prime example, if you looked in the dictionary under double life, my face would be right next to it! I would party on Saturday night, and drag my butt to the Sunday meeting hungover. Does anyone here know how hard it is to answer a question during the wt study hungover? I would manage to get some studies done, usually thrown together. I do remember when ever there was an assembly to go to, after I would hear the "experiences" of others and how uplifting it was to spend 90 hours a month in field service all I could think was "loser". Man, I was a bad, bad boy.
How many of you had the jw double life?
My double life started with underage drinking which by 16 worked its way into smoking. We had a group of 20 to 30 witness kids in the south florida area that would pretty much let anything slide. I never was into drugs but I saw many dub kids on x, smoking pot, snorting coke etc... . Sex was rampant amongst the dubbers down here too. I knew a bro. that did a insurance job on his car. I knew of a couple of brothers that would steal Ford Mustangs for parts on their Mustangs. At one of my last DC's I went to my friends hotel room where they just had some sort of orgie going on. I got into my share of stuff too. Mainly "fornication" was my favorite. Being raised in a org. that I hated just made me want to be as bad as possible, and of coarse try and get away with it. Believe it or not I was never DF'd.
Hearting frrom first-hand participants and knowing that such stuff is going on -- and is not being detected -- most be driving the control freaks in Bethel nuts!
After having so many years in commercial radio, in which there are many opportunities for ad lib each and every day, I could go to the KH hung over AND high as a kite on good ol' delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (oh, I don't know some sort of eye infection, better not get too close) and answer like a champ AND read the WT for the public study.
I loved it, the JW double life. They thought they were so observant and I knew they weren't nearly as observant as they thought.
Ah, the tales I could tell. But my reputation is already pretty steamy 'round here in the first place.
The Australia Branch committee have known for some years that there is an underclass of young persons, especially in Sydney, leading the "double life".
Alcohol abuse and sex parties, table top dancing by elders' wives in this underclass have taken place.
We're a weird mob downunder!
Me Me Me! <raises hand>
Regretfully I must admit that I was on the straight and narrow.
In my mind I did not believe, but in my actions I kept up the performance.
When I DAed, it was a total shock to everyone.
absolutely. no one in my high school ever had a clue that i was a JW. everyone thought i was such a little model witness, but really i was your typical baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad little troublemaker.
I was a good little JW - didn't live a double-life and I'm the one that DA'd.
The funny thing is I behave more morally NOW than I did when the dubs had my soul in a vise grip.