The end of an era ......

by snare&racket 28 Replies latest jw friends

  • snare&racket

    I have written some time ago, about how the religion I grew up in no longer exists. I was an 80’s JW kid who became a pioneer then a bethelite.

    They have new meetings, new elder roles, new acronyms, new core teachings, new songs and even a new bible. The religion today is unrecognizable to me, a JW of 25 years that left 12yrs ago.

    Ths scene of the Watchtower sign being taken down made me feel incredibly happy. I’m very aware that the cult still exists as many people I love are still in it. But this scene... was not supposed to happen in the religion I grew up in.

    We were never meant to reach 2017, the organization was never meant to be famous for paedophilia and lawsuits, the society was never going to have to downsize and sell because of money issues, it was never meant to go online to Satan’s web, in order to survive as a publishing company.

    We were never going to see the Watchtower sign taken down.....

    Truly that religion I grew up in has long gone.... bye bye 👋

  • stuckinarut2

    Great post!

    Yes, it really seemed to go downhill and change rapidly from about 2012/2013 when they went online, and became televangelist whores!

  • stuckinarut2

    What would Russell or Rutherford think of this Religion now I wonder?

    Of course they are dead so we can't ask them...or ARE they?!? Maybe they are in their post up in heaven as 144000 rulers, and are directing this new fangled religion?😉

  • waton

    Notice the clock has no light, stopped ticking too. perhaps will keep going once wt is[was] gone. wt is in the dark when it comes to timing. it is later than you think (1949)

  • DesirousOfChange

    I hope that is truly symbolic. I could only hope that I will live long enough to see Watchtower (the Borg) being dismantled.

    Come to think of it.....Maybe we ARE all witnessing the gradual dismantling of the Borg right now!

  • WingCommander

    Truly, "Babylon the Great, Has Fallen!"

    I'm an "80's Kid" as well. I am 38. I totally feel ya........2017, almost 2018, and here we still are? Incredible. My JW parents and all the other older ones they studied with? ALL DEAD. I'm still here, and I have a 13 yr old son who's never seen the inside of a Kingdumb Hell. Probably never will. Never thought I'd be pushing 40 on THIS side of New Order!!!!! Never thought I'd see past 2014 in this System of Things. It's surreal seeing the sign come, WTF?? That was never supposed to happen. Maybe they'll move the sign and put it up across the lake from the new WT HQ?? Hmmmmmmm............

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    That is a happy sight to behold!

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    Amen, snare&racket!

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    looking at the OP photo----it would be funny if the fitters re-arranged the letters.

    lets try



  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath


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