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 👋