I gave up The 5th Dimension for Jehovah

by compound complex 34 Replies latest jw experiences

  • fulano

    Greetings from an aquarian here...next month another year older..

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, stillin and fulano:

    Welcome, Aquarian and spouse of weirded-out wife.

    Boy do I understand! As I had written earlier on another thread or two, in the 1950s and early-'60s, we were not JWs; but Mom was a back call and occasional "study" of Lillian Grobel, a very poor but devoted anointed sister.

    My on-the-fringe mother's bed was our library away from the Carnegie down the street, in the University District. On it were scattered Astrology Today, Awake!, The Watchtower, The Good Earth and The Egg and I (both copies of which are here in my study), Arundel, Lost Horizon, ad infinitum.

    To this day, what sticks most prominently with me were her magazines on astrology, particularly the ads for the Rosicrucians; since childhood, I have been drawn to the "other side":

  • LV101

    My study conductor told me Prince' music was satanical or something --- here he was a witless!

    I donated a complete set of expensive china that had holly, berries, (used at the xmas season) what not on it! I'll stop there -- too distressIng.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you, LV101, for courageously sharing a memory, however painful.

    There will always be regrets.

  • OnTheWayOut

    I gave up so much music, settled for soft rock for a long time.
    I loved getting back to what is today called classic rock.

    BACK IN BLACK by AC DC is my official return-from-the-cult theme song.

    Back in black
    I hit the sack
    I've been too long I'm glad to be back
    Yes, I'm let loose
    From the noose
    That's kept me hanging about

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Hey, OnTheWayOut:

    We're glad you've been hanging about -- in a good way.



    love that tune


    Astrologer Neil Spencer denounced the lyrics as "astrological gibberish", noting that Jupiter aligns with Mars several times a year (which doesn't make sense either, since Mars' orbital year is 687 days) and the moon is in the 7th House for two hours every day.[6] These lines are considered by many[who?] to be merely poetic license, though some people take them literally.


  • finallysomepride

    I loved that song when I was a young fella, but this is the one I remember most, but I also enjoyed the 5th D


    Go Cilla, sadly she is now passed away

  • finallysomepride

    Copy & Paste So What


    Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian

    Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof

    Aquarius likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener

    Aquarius dislikes: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them

    Aquarius-born are shy and quiet , but on the other hand they can be eccentric and energetic. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.

    Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius-born have a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power. People born under the Aquarius sign, look at the world as a place full of possibilities.

    Aquarius is an air sign, and as such, uses his mind at every opportunity. If there is no mental stimulation, they are bored and lack a motivation to achieve the best result.

    The ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus has a timid, abrupt and sometimes aggressive nature, but it also gives Aquarius visionary quality. They are capable of perceiving the future and they know exactly what they want to be doing five or ten years from now.

    Uranus also gave them the power of quick and easy transformation, so they are known as thinkers, progressives and humanists. They feel good in a group or a community, so they constantly strive to be surrounded by other people.

    The biggest problem for Aquarius-born is the feeling that they are limited or constrained. Because of the desire for freedom and equality for all, they will always strive to ensure freedom of speech and movement. Aquarius-born have a reputation for being cold and insensitive persons, but this is just their defence mechanism against premature intimacy. They need to learn to trust others and express their emotions in a healthy way.

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