apostates and JW's are exactly the same, one's for and one's anti, just leave and be happy, it works wonders
Posts by DIM
27 minimus in
we were trained to not even look at them at conventions.
91 real one in
leaving the society was scary at first but i had to make myself grin and bear it.
i have renewed my relationship with christ and i am looking foward to his wonderful blessings in my future.
now that i am finally worshipping him in spirit and truth and i have the hope of going to heaven someday.
I wouldn't call it Jesus, but I find I am much more happy....it takes a long time I think. I check this site once in a while, but it has been 4 years or so since I posted regularly. The 1st step for me was to stop thinking of myself as an XJW. I found that the XJW culture was like the JW culture (just in reverse) believe in yourself. believe in others (something that is the hardest to do since we have all been burned many times). Jury is still out on God, Jesus for me. But I certainly won't knock you for finding happiness.
3 DIM in
any help would be greatly appreciated, need to know asap, thank you!
Any help would be greatly appreciated, need to know ASAP, thank you!
12 Icansaylucky in
i came home to find the latest jw tract on my door.
it was titled "the end of false religion is near" what a catchy title, never heard that one before.
i started breezing through it and came across a subtitle called "false religion... tolerates immoral sex" they actually have the nerve to say, and this is an exact quote " even churches that condemn immoralality have tolerated religious leaders who have sexually abused children"
Is this the special new campaign?
23 gumby in
"brothers and sisters....please....no taking pictures during the drama.
the flash from the cameras disturb those trying to be attentive to the program...so please, no flashbulbs!
...* drama begins and the lights go dim* .
who cares, they are cult members. Nothing they do makes sense.
16 lostlantern in
i am listening to sinead o'connor and one song really struck a cord with me.
i just finished 'crisis of conscience" and i have a lot of thoughts in my head about the governing body, organization, etc.
this song today made me think of the organization.sinead o'connor.
"I Get Out" by Lauryn Hill I get out I get out of all your boxes Il get out, you can't hold me in these chains I get out Father free me from this bondage Knowing my condition is the reason I must change Your stinking resolution is no type of solution Preventing me from freedom Maintaining your pollution I won't support your lie no more I won't even try no more Oh If I have to die oh lord that's how I choose to live I won't be compromised no more I can't be victimized no more I just don't sympathize no more Cause now I understand you just want to use me You say love, then abuse me You never thought you'd lose me But how quickly we forget That nothing is for certain You thought I'd stay here hurtin Your guilt trips just not working Repressing me to death Cause now I'm choosing life yo I'll take the sacrifice yo If everything must go then go That's how I chose to live No more comprises I see past your disguises Blinding me through mind control Stealing my eternal soul Appealing through material Oh just to keep me as your slave But I get out, oh I get out of all of your boxes I get out Oh you can't hold me in these chains, I'll get out Of this social pergutory Knowing my condition is the reason I must change See what you see is what you get And oh, you ain't seen nothing yet Oh, I don't care if you're upset I could care less if you're upset see it don't change the truth And your hurt feelings no excuse To keep me in this box Psychological locks Repressing true expression Cementing this repression Promoting mass deception So that no one can be healed I don't respect your system I won't protect your system When you talk I don't listen Oh let my Fathers will be done And just get out, Oh just get out of all this bondage Just get out, oh you can't hold me in these chains Just get out These traditions killing freedom Knowing my condition is the reason I must change I just accepted what you said Keeping me amongst the dead The only way to know Is to walk then learn then grow But faith is not your speed You'd have everyone believe That you're the sole authority Just follow the majority Afraid to face reality This system is a joke You'd be smart to save your soul And escape this mind control You spend your life in sacrifice To a system for the dead Where's the passion in this living Are you sure it's God you're serving Obligated to a system Getting less than you're deserving Who made up these rules I say Who made up these schools I say Animal conditioning just to keep you as a slave Oh just get out of this social purgatory Just get out These traditions are a lie- just get out Superstition killing freedom, knowing my condition is the reason I must die Just get out, just get out, just get out, lets get out, lets get out, Knowing my condition is the reason I must die.
4 badwillie in
from the los angeles times
joel stein warriors and wussesjoel stein.
january 24, 2006. .
Nice article Badwillie, how have you been...? War sucks.
54 AlmostAtheist in
i've commented before that the watchtower goes out of its way to label groups of people it doesn't want you to like -- "worldly people", "apostates", "christendom".
there are scores of these labels.. people in general use them too: "spick", "n*gger", "trailer trash".
once we allow ourselves to refer to people by a label, we automatically change them from an individual to a member of a group.
I think these are XJW Cult terms, I consider the extreme XJW's a cult themselves
8 juni in
whatever happened to the big news that we were to hear about?
or did it deal with the new blood cards?
the big news wasn't very big as far as affecting "true believers" in my opinion.
43 lisaBObeesa in
i got this email in 2001 from someone i don't know.
i posted about it back then, but got no responses.
it is kinda a long read, but worth it.
this is pretty unrealistic, sorry. my mom and dad and everyone in my old congregations would not do anything like that. this is pretty stupid xjw ramblings.