UNSHAKLE THE CHAINS:
After their 1995 changed teaching on Generation, I knew the end of my days in the Witness religion were numbered, even though at first I was in denial.
It took a while, but I looked on the internet in 2000 and looked up Jehovah's Witnesses.
It seemed intoxicating and as a JW who couldn't speak about doubts and bad experiences, it was so great to read about others who felt as I did.
Much of what I read confirmed what I already knew or suspected. I was a little shocked about the extent of the pedophile scandal and I never knew about the UN thing.
There was no denying that the Witness religion was deceitful and leading everybody on...It was worse than that: they were flat out insulting people's intelligence. I couldn't sit there and listen to their shit anymore.. I was so grateful I held onto my full time job and resisted these hateful idiots pushing poverty for single women. Likewise, I refused to be targeted to do favors for all the users in the hall.
When I looked around it made me so depressed and I made my plan to "fade". I had the same mentality as somebody secretly looking for another job (which to be perfectly honest, is what it seemed like).
I started my "fade" in the early part of 2001.