Interview with an Apostate : humbled : not-a-captive
It was great reading your story and what you said about the JW religion’s man-made burdens!
So much for Jesus’s so-called light load. Eh? But, then again, Jesus has nothing to do with this. When I walked away from the JW religion, I felt like a great weight had been lifted! What a lesson learned. No more religion for me either!
Thank you for sharing your story Humbled.
This is for Maeve and others who may be interested.
humbled, thank you for sharing your interesting story...what a story it is. Brave to write Bethel too.
Maybe I need one of your wooden spoons!
Baldeagle— l missed your early post. I appreciate you saying hello. I be waiting to know you too.
Lois— you are always a wide open friend. Yes - we walked out. Best thing ever. I hope you are doing well out in the cooler part of the country. You know the hot summer has arrived here!
longhairgal-thanks for stopping by. Do you have a back story out? Yes there were such burdens. I had friends “in” who helped me and l in turn would help others as l was able. It was uneven and not easily attributed to the WTS. The individuals were kind and giving were driven from within -/not without But the press from “management” made everything so hard. So hard.
Sylvia- l read your story you know. The times we lived in —so much l share and yet l know that there were things l did not have to face because of my color. You seem to have a valve of some sort that lets certain stuff in and some things out have balance. You know l love you.
Dagney—thanks for reading my apostate interview lol.l had fun reading yours. This interval of sharing life stories has been a good thing, hasn’t it?
Writing Bethel finally just had to happen. As time goes on l suspect it was me having to process the incoherence of the literature. I wrote and researched as well as l could, stood ready to have the light shine on a better understanding but l knew l was standing on good ground by the time l sent my packet in.
Spoons? I make truly fine spoons. Message me if you’d like me to send pictures of some etc.
cofty- Thank you, dear Scotsman, for reading my spotty story. If you ever had done any such autobio, l missed it.
I recommend this format if you ever feel like stepping out into the uncertain world of subjectivity and personal revelation. We might feel it a risky exercise but the format does help limit the self-damage that arises from filling a blank page( though some of us are beyond saving)
At any rate, l have always valued your remarks from far away Scotland-even when they tick me off. l always wish you and yours the very best.
When I joined this forum about 2013, your comments were highly valued as from a person of dignity, admirable compassion and deep experience. While your posts from those days certainly conveyed your kindness, and thoughtful humanity, I suggest that you "cracked the door" a few months ago when you responded to a post that offended.
In that post you set the record straight and stood your ground heroically as I recall, and I've since admired you even more ... now this !
Your interview adds to your fine personality a fascinating history - and all set down swaddled in the fine literary lilt of the Irish.
Maeve - 'tis an honour to know you lass.
Amen and amen, GFG.
I've long suspected that Maeve and I could sit on the porch and split a watermelon or two.
I don't know how I missed this. Thanks for sharing your story Maeve.