Hello. I am Mr. Flipper . I was born and raised as a Jehovah's Witness . I was in 44 years . Got out over 4 years ago in late 2003. I was a second generation witness. I am a inactive fading ex-witness.I was a ministerial servant for 6 years , regular pioneer for 3 years. I was very active, assembly parts, public speaker, etc. but chose not to be an elder as I did not want to sit in judgement of my then " brothers" and " sisters ". My father has been an elder since 1953, he and my mother respect my fading status. My three older witness siblings - not so much. My son 23 is also out of the witness cult and my wife never was a witness. Both are very supportive to me , beautiful people ! My two witness daughters will not talk with me , in spite of just being faded and inactive. My motive for being here on JWD is to help others who are escaping the mind control cult " Jehovah's Witnesses " and to assist them to make a new start in life with freedom of choice to control their own lives and make their own decisions by use of critical thinking ability . May the freedom of thought and clear thinking ability help all here to find happiness in this world today. Peace out to all, Mr. Flipper