Hello there. Guess some introduction would be nice, before anything.
I’m a 17 year old
men boy raised on a very liberal, highly intelectualized JW family. Currently very anxious on starting Medical school at a high ranked public university around here. My dad has the incredible feat of being an elder and having a PhD. I’m pretty darn happy as far as one could be, I guess. Satisfied with my individual formation and moral values that were set all around and, if I do say so myself, I think I’m suceeding on not being the average world jerk. But don’t worry, I’m not here quite to defend JW or the WT. Oh, yes, baptized.
I don’t how I feel about this kind of forum. I mean, resentment is very tangible, to say the least. Bad elders seems to take a place quite a lot. I have as much reason to believe on what I see here as I have to, say, believe that WT is an unique organization. Oh my, conspiracy theories. The very concept of me posting here is absolutely stupid and dangerous.
I shall do it anyway. I’m quite resolved on my belief in God and Christianism as a whole. By the way, if you’re an atheist and don’t know any of the teleological arguments or haven’t read summa theologic, I would advise to perhabs check these out. Regardless of that, I’m considering reavaluating WT organization with my family. I don’t quite know how though. Family goes all above else for me here. I know that disfellowship for me means dad not being an elder anymore and family as a whole getting, in the end of the day, shunned too. Not like our current congregation is that full of glee and warm anyway. I was wondering if anyone went or is going through the same as me and would like to share your thoughts or advices.
Currently, some of the reasons justifiying my unsastifaction with JW are as follow: 1) Intellectual and emotional restraint. 2) “Wordly” (how disgusted I‘m from this world) association being restricted. 3) A few, in all honesty, doutrinal inconsistencies, such as dealing with pagan customs. 4) The overwhelmingly more interesting, complex, and well-thought theology there is out there in contrast to the increasing “simplify as much as you can” current mindset. 5) Disfellowship, but just kinda. 6) WT society self righteousness. Only 1) is a major thing on my life and on me as an individual. 2) isn’t too troublesome due to dad being reasonable, it refers more to a douctrine I’m not found of. Should I really be concerned on, most extreme scenario, leaving? Please, give me your opinion.
Thank you for reading so far. It’s kind of a rambling, but it’s sincere. English is not our primary language here, so sorry for that too.