The slow trickle has become a steady stream!

by freddo 46 Replies latest jw friends

  • freddo

    In the last few weeks it seems that instead of one or two new posters a week we seem to be getting several every day. Many seem to be long time jw's who are troubled by the path of the organisation. This is really encouraging to those of us who have been here sometime.

    WELCOME! Please find solace and comfort here from people who understand.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Yep, quite agree Freddo, JWs are dropping like flies. The GB will say it's a sign of the times.

    With what must a fruitless campaign to restore leavers and apostates back to the fold, will they make capital of this and say that the drawbridge, so to speak, has gone up.They would then put all the emphasis on remaining faithful to the Borg, not so much looking for new members as much as staying on board?

    It would be one way of explaining away the disillusionment within and the lack of interest in the org generally.

  • TheListener
    I love that a lot of the posters are elders or ministerial servants. The organization can only be hurt more as their middle management escapes.
  • atomant
    My guess is there are many lurkers just biding time and slowly coming out of the wood work.Finding the strength to break the strangle hold that the jw:s have had over them is a major obstacle for many.Reading success storys can only give them more encouragement to finally bite the bullet and break free of the shackles that have been tied around their necks for so long.There is light at the end of the tunnel and there is no better time than now to make the change.Life is to short to procrastinate.
  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen


    Do you have some statistics about new accounts?

    Maybe a nice graph showing new registrations over time?


  • ToesUp

    We noticed the same thing. Good news!

    Lurkers: Keep reading and if you can't leave due to family and friends. Quit donating. VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS!

    If WT wants to take what you love (family and friends) if you leave, take what they love ($$$$).

  • punkofnice
    50% curved fruit - The GB will say it's a sign of the times.

    It's a sign that the GB are being seen as insane bozos by those they seek to control. Death penalty for the GB please!

  • Half banana
    Half banana
    Death is too good for them...
  • punkofnice

    A ruin, a ruin, a ruin I shall make them.

    Looks like the GB are perfectly capable of ruining the org without any help from magic blokes in the sky.

  • Listener

    There was a rumor that a meeting was recently held at HQ and a number of higher ups were invited. The purpose of the meeting was specifically to set up a taskforce to deal with apostates.

    One of these rumors come from Youtuber - the unwitness and he was passing on some information by someone he has been in contact with.

    He believes that the GB has trolls or internet guys who are going to tackle the problem through one method or another, such as sewing seeds of mistrust through social networks.

    If this is true then we need to be extra vigilant. It is possible that they could pose as Elders (for trust) who are 'disillusioned' but prepared to stay in the congregation and not discuss any of their issues with either friends in the congregation or their partners. We all know the reasons why many choose to do this anyway but the more trolls that come on and actively encourage it the harder it is for people to actively leave.

    I think it is very telling for a new poster, who claims to be an Elder or MS and doesn't want to be specific about TTATT in their personal experience. Not that it is much of a problem, there are some smart people on here that will quickly out them.

    I loved that game that Slimboyfat played with us here about truth or lie.

    As one poster (ToesUp) has already mentioned, if someone needs to stay then not donating is a very positive move, great advice.

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