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104 startingover in
maybe arrogance is not the right word but i can find no other that describes what i see.
the idea expressed by some christians on this board is that somehow god specifically chose them.
i'll quote perry as an example as his post inspired this thread.
88 flipper in
being very interested in psychology i read a book as a teenager and re-read it last year called " gestalt therapy verbatim " by frederick perls m.d.
ph, d. .
it deals with dreamwork therapy in which he conducted seminars helping people to re-connect with subconscious parts of themselves by recounting their dreams .
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33 RAS in
i am not sure if anyone ever posted this but i thought it was worth sharing: (can anyone relate?).
the following is not fantasy, this is what we were taught to expect when we were jehovah's witnesses.. michael pendley .
day 1. well, the big a is over and i survived.
24 minimus in
witnesses teach that when you learn the "truth", you finally have a purpose in life.. when some witnesses decide to leave the religion, they might experience an emptiness because they realize now that their way of life really was totally a sham.. are jehovah's witnesses right about those that leave the organization no longer having a purpose in life?.
3 transhuman68 in
having visited various mental-health professionals over some years in a vain attempt to get what i laughingly call my thinking-process in order; and having read some books on the subject, ive come to the conclusion that it may end up being an unproductive waste of time and money.. .
if, for example you went to a psychologist with the same expectations as you would with a doctors appointment, i.e.
a prompt diagnosis, you might be disappointed; for three reasons:.
138 flipper in
i'm trying to compare some statistics and figures on this to share later in the thread to see if more long-time witnesses are exiting- or are newer witnesses exiting after a shorter period of time.
and - are more people exiting in the last 10 to 15 years than before.
so your answers would be helpful in looking into this .
47 minimus in
i never felt that "friendship".
60 sabastious in
i'm not sure if it's just denial on a lot of people's part, but the reason the jws doctrine is so wacky and controlling is because they are among the few religions that really try to follow the bible!.
the bible is the culprit here in actuality, but even after someone has "wizened up" to the misguided teachings of jehovah's witnesses they still hold the bible as inspired word of god.. why don't you believe that the governing body was chosen as the faithful and discreet slave in 1918?
because the only real evidence to that fact is that they say so.
8 sweet pea in
three year old killed after weeks of abuse .
baby ryan's mum was brought up a jehovah's witness and gave birth to ryan when she was 16. begs the question, what made her go off the rails?.
and does anyone know of the hancox family in the midlands?.