What finally helped you to peek behind the curtain

by UnshackleTheChains 40 Replies latest jw experiences

  • schnell

    I had this thought: The Bible and science should align perfectly.

    NEWSFLASH they don't.

  • skin

    For me it was reading the 1927 edition of the "Creation" book by the IBSA, where it tells us that clearly the Bible shows that the last days started in 1799, the Kingdom was est in 1874 and Christ was given rulership of that Kingdom in 1878. Also the "Study of the Scriptures" 1910 edition contained these same dates. How could that be since today we are told by WT that all these events took place in 1914 and that WT had been saying 1914 for almost 40 years before 1914. This was back in 2002 where I raised this issue with another JW who basically accused me of reading apostate books, that floored me and left me speechless on the spot. How could WT lie so brazenly about their past? That starting the cracking of the WT protective shell for me, made me wonder, what if these wicked apostates were also saying this very thing. Finally, with my heart almost pounding out of my chest, looking all around making sure no body was watching, I went to the (what was then) wicked internet for an answer. Sure enough, apostates were telling the truth on this subject, how could that be since according to WT, apostates are the ones that make up lies? Then the flood gates opened on WT.

  • tepidpoultry

    Hey schnell

    Have you seen this one?

  • AllTimeJeff

    Like OTWO, mine is a long story, but it ultimately hit me at Gilead in 2005 when I first said to myself "This isn't the truth." Those were the exact words I spoke to myself for the first time. We were discussing the prophetic parallels in 2 Kings 1 and 2 where Elijah = CT Russell and Elisha = Rutherford.

    Thus began a not so pleasant two years of my life....

  • schnell

    @tepidpoultry, I know a dub who says any science that contradicts the Bible is not true science. Not that that breaks the scientific method or anything.

    @AllTimeJeff, Elijah and Elisha. *facepalm*

  • Crazyguy

    I was 2000 miles away from my family trying to make some money during the bad recession. Being by myself I had time to really reflect on all things about god and his abandonment of mankind to prove a point. This didn't make sense to me and was the mind set that led me down the rabbit hole. Seeing spiritual witnesses struggle as much as me and more during this down turn in the economy help to push me down the hole as well.

  • Bruisedandbleeding12

    I heard the music.....and it was my turn to le......

  • tepidpoultry


    The expression "true science" tips me off to the fact that he's

    just quoting Watch Tower dogma

    The sad part is he's not thinking anymore

    You could ask him to define "true science"

    "Let's take a look at what Neil Degrasse Tyson has to say on the subject

    I would say that he is an expert on the subject of Science no?"

    Personally, I wouldn't discuss this with him

    He's in a cult

    He's thinking by rote as a result of endless repetition

    It would just be frustrating

    There would be no point


  • ToesUp

    The lack of love and hypocrisy is what started it all. Then my spouse read Crisis of Conscience. Years of saying...."something is just not right." We finally figured out what was..."just not right."

  • blondie

    I had many questions and doubts but no where to safely discuss them. First I found an outlaw jw board that eventually disbanded. Then Simon who had been on that board formed JWN. 3 years and I was out never to go back. Different from my previous forays into inactivity and loneliness. I found I was not alone.

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