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4 greenie in
i thought this was a cool report on the origins of christmas from fully informed christians and christianity scholars.
i'm going to show it to my jw.. http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/christmas-elements-have-pagan-roots/pqauiaq?q=christmas&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=msnhed>1=42007.
12 OnTheWayOut in
okay, my odometer has one one too many, but i couldn't find one with 11,111..
122 gutted in
i really needed to find a place to write this as i don't believe i can talk with anyone else about my account, perhaps it is similar to a lot of yours.. last night for whatever reason i said i would go online and look up information on jws.
i have been raised as a jw all my life and baptized the last few years.
i looked at www.freeminds.org and www.sixscreensofthewatchtower.com and couldn't believe how easily the whole of my lifes teachings were refuted.. i can't stop my brain from running, bs just in regards to theology alone (1914, paradise earth, celebrations etc.
16 JWoods in
i have noticed multiple threads here by faded jws, non-jws, dfd jws, and so on in marriages or relationships with a hard-core jw.. these are some of the most wrenching emotional situations we read about here on jwn.
for sure the jw religion has done everything they possibly can to make life miserable for the non-jw partner.. i wanted to do a thread on the subject in general without putting this on the specific personal threads - a hard, tough, question:.
is it really worth it to live a lifetime in this kind of mentally abusive relationship?.
18 jambon1 in
i have been meaning to tell this story for some time now.
i feel that i would like to share it so that it may serve as a warning to anyone who thinks that the jw religion does not have a negative effect on children.. i have been out of the religion for 4 years now.
i wasn't brought up in the organisation.
18 restrangled in
hebrews 11:13-16. particularly verse 16: nwt version,.
but now they are reaching out for a better (place), that is, one belonging to heaven.
hence god is not ashamed of them, to be called upon as their god, for he has made a city ready for them.. niv version.
51 Michelle365 in
i am at the point in my custody battle where i need to decide if i'm gonna "go for the gold" and bring religion into the fight.
my lawyer thinks i have a chance based on the parental alienation aspect of the religion.
i'm df'd and my kids are being raised to turn against me.
28 dozy in
the next new light?.
ok a bit of idle speculation here feel free to add your own thoughts.. a few changes that the wts might make over the next 5 years and my odds:.
144,000 is symbolic odds 2/1.
12 Witness 007 in
11 months and 3 weeks.....nothing.
then one week before the memorial all the brothers start to ring and visit with the "we miss you....loved to see you there.
" same with the c.o visit.
76 PSacramento in
sometimes we find a place and it feels like home, it is accepting and understanding.. then, sometimes, that place becomes cold and inhospitible.. when i first joined here i felt i have found a good place.. people like narkissos, leolaia and others impressed me with their knowledge of scripture and motivated me to learn more for myself.. others touched me with the stories of their pan and hurt, pain and hurt that i was feeling also.. i don't think i ever offended anyone with my views on christianity and if i have i sincerly apologise for that was not my intent.. but things change and sometimes home isn't home anymore.... this site had been invalable to me for my understanding what is wrong with the jw's relgion and the wt, it has strengthened my faith and belief.. here i found people of religon, faith and love.. here i found agnostics and athiest that challenged my views and made me question, they made me a believe via reason and not "blind faith".. for that, i thank all of you, especially the "jeff's" ( ak and alltime), i also say a special thanks to leavingthewt, many of his posts made me feel welcomed and made me think and be a better person.. chalam, bts, dd and so many others, i thank you from my heart for your kind words over these many months.. people like mary and sylvia and so many others filled my heart with love with their stories.. all the best to you my dear brothers and sisters.. .