Chapter 48 New Boy 50 years a Watchtower slave

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  • new boy
    new boy

    Chapter 48

    Turn on the TV!

    Nine days after Mark’s wedding, I got a phone call early Tuesday morning.

    “Get up… get up and go turn on your TV!” It was Mike, my Jehovah’s Witness friend from Seattle.

    Ok so I got up and walked downstairs and did what he said. There it was, I saw the smoke and flames coming out of the twin towers.

    “This is it!” Mike said. “This is the beginning of the end!” I just sat there in amazement, watching this scene of total horror and destruction.

    Then it happened, one of the towers collapsed. There was total pandemonium. There were people with grey dust and blood streaming down their faces as they were running down the streets, screaming in sheer terror.

    Mike keep mumbling about Armageddon coming, as I set there totally dumbfounded.

    Then it hit me. My next bolt of lightning of conscience.

    These people, the Jehovah’s Witness were happy about this event. Their promise was coming true. Their Armageddon was coming at long last. This was the beginning of the chain of events that would take them to their paradise.

    I watched those people dying before my eyes. So, this was supposed to be a preview of coming events.

    Just, three thousand people died that day. The Jehovah's Witnesses were waiting for their god to do the same thing to 7,500,000,000 people!

    In that moment, with Mike on the phone and the death and destruction thousands before me I knew.

    I knew that this Jehovah, this god of death and destruction was not the god, I was worshiping any more.

    It was the last defining moment of my relationship with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

    I got off the phone with Mike and knew there was only one thing left to do.

    The paper work.

    I sent in my letter of disassociation on September 18th 2001. Just twelve days before my fifty second birthday. The letter said this.

    To Whom It May Concern

    I no longer want to be a member of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania.

    For years I have felt that this is a fear based organization. Fear and hatred is something that man has created to control other people. It is very disturbing for me to see Jehovah’s Witnesses actually happy over the death and destruction that took place last week, believing that their salvation is now close at hand. Jehovah God the God that I’m worshiping is not the kind of God that would bring this kind of destruction to the entire planet. I believe that God’s creation is good and that he has the ability to save everyone. Not just one tenth of one percent of the population.

    May God bless and keep you all

    May God bless & keep the world of Mankind!

    Very Sincerely Yours

    Keith Casarona

  • Diogenesister

    When all the hypocrites were running back to the Org, as it delighted in death and misery, your good conscience prodded you into leaving.

    You're a mensch, Keith.

    I heard the fear and terror in one man's voice just seconds before his death and I fainted. Something primeval in my social animals brain felt exactly his terror and I blacked out.

    Even apes have more compassion than their god. I should know.

  • ElderEtta

    Good chapter Keith

  • pale.emperor

    When all the hypocrites were running back to the Org, as it delighted in death and misery, your good conscience prodded you into leaving.

    My older brother was one of them. Started attending meetings again, he stopped attending by November.

    I heard the fear and terror in one man's voice just seconds before his death and I fainted.

    I know the phonecall you're talking about. Very chilling and very sad. Nobody deserves to go out like that. Certainly not 7.5 billion men, women and children.

  • mann377

    It always amazes me the mind control the cults have over people!

  • LongHairGal

    NEW BOY:

    Yes, September 11th was a terrible tragedy and I felt as you did that it was so horrible and an end of the world scenario on a small scale.

    I also realized something about myself: years earlier when I was an active JW there was a sister who told me she did not want to experience Armageddon and wanted to live out her life and die before it happened. I came to understand why this sister felt this way and I agreed with her especially after 9/11.

    Any fool wishing for the end of the world (so they can pet pandas and eat fruit platters) doesn't realize how horrible it would be to experience such a thing.

  • WingCommander

    Good experience to relate.

    I've got to admit, on 9/11, I absolutely DID NOT think it was the start of Armageddon. Not at all. Why? Because the events of the Great Tribulation had not even transpired yet. Maybe the START of the Great Tribulation, but certainly NOT Armageddon. Guess I just wasn't eager enough????? More like, just physically out for nearly 6 years by that point.

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