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53 Yondaime in
please share your experiences..
5 teela(2) in
having just past 50 i have been reflecting on my childhood with the witnesses.
the people i grew up with who are the same age with elderly parents some still alive.
i tend to have a positive attitude but i realise that for me this is it.
5 The Searcher in
good question, but i can't add a reply to your op.. my statement would be this - "if your governing body is god's direct channel of communication on earth, why did god use babylon the great to reveal a 'new light' to let you all know that the 'evil slave' isn't real, it's "hypothetical"?.
after which, the wtbts plagiarised the idea and presented it as a "new understanding/clarification" in their watchtower magazine.. please read the net bible at matthew 24:48, then read the footnote.
18 keyser soze in
i remember when i was a kid going on vacation somewhere with my family, my parents would always have to find out where the local kingdom hall was.
god forbid we should miss a meeting because we were actually enjoying our time away from work and school..
6 teela(2) in
it may have discussed elsewhere but should not the fact its nearly 100 years since jesus came invisibly.
this should be ringing alarm bells for the 50 year olds and upwards age group.
or has this generation will not pass away being passed over for new light??
59 minimus in
for me, it took many years.. even when i would read all the changes over the years from the "truth", i still would ignore it and "wait on jehovah" and try to be a positive force in the congregation.. eventually, i just couldn't take it anymore and resigned as an elder, and slowly but surely made my fade.. what about you?
were you out, in a short or longer time?
17 teela(2) in
meet up wth an old friend of my parents.
it was sad, mable in her 80's husband is 91 and falling apart.
off course to start with it was armageddon must be soon.
53 minimus in
in the the early 1970's, i used to enjoy going to assemblies, conventions and hear special talks given by bethel heavies.. in those days, we were believers and we applied ourselves as "ministers" with pride.. once the "end" was obviously not within our "generation", many of us started losing interest.. we started to think more critically.
it took a long time but once you start recognizing the bullsh*t, it's hard to stay in and truly believe at the same time.. .
11 kurtbethel in
researchers say cause may be unhealthy food at religious activities.
35 sabastious in
wasn't the answer to this question wrapped up in a neat little package when you were young?
it was easily explainable and it made you feel so warm inside that you knew that god felt passionately bad about the suffering and that it was going to stop.. there is so much pain in this world.
people are starving, people are being torchered by others who have lost their minds, there is endless suffering on this planet.