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5 wantstoleave in
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(just giving a shout out to all the aussies on the board).
15 wantstoleave in
sorry if it's been covered before..... i'm struggling with the flood.
media has reported over the years finding bits of this and that (the ark) on top of a mountain.
seashells are often found high on hills or mountains.
12 wantstoleave in
is being inactive just not being active in the field service?
or does it mean not attending meetings also?
for some reason i thought it only meant not going witnessing.. for instance, years ago i went to every meeting, but not on field service.
12 wantstoleave in
i just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone on the board.
i haven't been here that long but from the time i've spent here, i feel very comfortable.
i've been on boards before (witness ones) where everyone is so opinionated, heartless and holier than thou....but this one is so different.
34 wantstoleave in
when i expressed my doubts about my beliefs to my parents the other day, my mom said that 'no matter what people do, they are always searching for something.
if it's not this religion, which one will you go to?'.
she gave the example that practically since time began, people have been clinging to hope in some form or another, namely religion.
24 wantstoleave in
i am in the process of leaving, and those of you who have followed me will know i spoke to my family briefly the other day about my doubts, but not since.
my dad has offered the occasional prayer for various things in the past week, as well as say he wants to study with my preschoolers.
he has also added in the extra tidbits to do with jehovah being the only true god etc.
37 wantstoleave in
my dad brought out a good point today.
he said how can for example, a catholic in one country go to war against a catholic in another country and both claim to have god on their side?
for instance, the catholic priest on one side prays for that side, and the catholic priest on the other side prays for his side.
57 wantstoleave in
i'm a newbie as far as delving into information other than wt based, and have only just started posting on this board...so maybe the following thought will be old hat to some of you, not a concern or perhaps something you occasionally think about.
but, are you scared to watch the news?
purely for the fact of seeing things go on in the world that would prompt you to think about your jw upbringing?
33 wantstoleave in
today, i'm not quite sure how it started, but i voiced my concerns about the religion i've been brought up in since i was 3. my dad went straight on the offensive, though kept nice and polite.
i told them that someone can not be df for accepting a transfusion.
not sure why i started with that example, but nevertheless... dad said 'since when' and started pumping me for information, when, where, what...you get the picture and biggest one of all 'how do you know this'.
48 wantstoleave in
how do you put the bible book of revelation into perspective?
do you see it as real?