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41 gubberningbody in
i think i might go this route..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrwdfgeefce.
4 confliction in
mine is god given by nine inch nails.
when i first heard it, it startled me at how closely the lyrics related to the org.... to me it sounds like you bring a bible study to the hall, and you basically hurry him to believe you, change their life to fit your definitions, and get baptized because the end is so near (no more time to waste).
step into the light.
18 minimus in
were you apprehensive to put up a post on this forum?.
26 minimus in
toward the end of my meeting attendance, i started to pay attention (as best as i could) to what was being said and that was truly the final nail in the coffin.. when you actually decipher the "reasoning" of the "truth", you can't help but see things clearly..
15 Sojourn in
ever since i was a kid, i felt so lucky - so lucky (i know, i know) that out of all the religions in the world, i happened to be born into a family that practiced the one true religion in all the universe.
it seemed much to good to be true, but i always thought it was such a happy coincidence.
my immediate family and grandparents were jehovah's witnesses.. .
11 confliction in
first off, i'm almost definite somebody else has already posted, asked this question, but i'm too lazy to look right now lol.... about half a year of contemplation, evaluation, and calculation has led up to making this decision, so here it is.. .
because of a multitude of circumstances, i don't believe fading will be an option as i originally thought, and i frankly refuse to waste any more years of my life trying to pretend to believe something i clearly do not, and preserve a connection to people who don't even have the decency to speak to me or befriend me as a fellow human being.
i am alienated as it is- i guess i'm just a weird and shy person, and that will not change anytime soon.. i plan to - in the coming months when the time is right - present a letter of disassociation from the congregation, and the watchtower society.. .
30 confliction in
since i've come to the realization and conclusion that i've been living a fictional lifestyle for the last 17 years, i've also come to identify with agnosticism.. .
but one issue that's been taking it's emotional toll on me lately is the realization of the fictitious paradisiac earth.. it was the ultimate goal as a witness- the answer to everything.
even if you had questions that couldn't be answered, you were to "wait until the paradise and ask" when you got there.. .
1 Witness 007 in
a texas mayor killed her 19 year old daughter and then herself in a murder suicide this week.
their father/husband had died of cancer recently, and i find many cases like this where suicidal people take their family with them hoping that they will be together in "heaven.
she was under investigation for credit card fraud.
21 confliction in
i was just wondering.... why do we jw's make such a big deal about jesus dying on a pole, as opposed to a cross?.
the original word, albeit, can lean either way.
and seems in favor of a pole rather than a cross.