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24 confliction in
so, the title pretty much explains it.. .
i've come to a pretty definite conclusion for myself as to where i stand, and how i feel about the existence of a deity- let alone the idea that wts has divine backing.. .
my issue is that, being born in, i have lots of subconsciously ingrained phobias and behaviors burned in so deep, i constantly catch myself thinking and reatcting to things the "witness" way- things that don't apply to my life or the way i (want to) live my life anymore.. for example, because of the way i've been raised and indoctrinated, i've grown a serious aversion- you could say almost a literal fear- of worldy people; girls in particular.
20 confliction in
i was speaking with someone who would like to know, does anyone know exactly who the current gb members are?
12 confliction in
so i'm sure someone's already noticed this by now, but i just want to post this because... well, why not?.
i can't help but get that eery feeling that i'm at an assembly when listening to this video of harold camping talking about the rapture- the similarities are stunning, to me.
in other news, obviously the rapture never happened- can't wait to see how this plays out for him and his cult following in the next few days and weeks.
8 confliction in
it's been a long time since i have posted here, or logged on- mostly lurking around once in a while, but not as of late... just wanted to drop in and say hi.
most of my activity has been on facebook, so i probably know a lot of you guys on here already- i'm taylor milligan.
lots of things have happened since my disassociation a while back including arguments, threats of being kicked out, encountering shunning firsthand, and to top it all off, i turned 18 a bit ago, and am now on my own- lots of drama between all of this :).. .
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.. .
6 confliction in
so, i am officially disassociated, am working toward my ged and higher education with full cooperation of my mother, and thankfully have the most part of my life ahead of me.
(narcissistic claps inserted here).. .
anyways, hello to those of whom i haven't met or spoken to yet .
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.
4 confliction in
hello- i haven't been posting on here lately- i've been a busy jw.
but to keep those on track with how things are going, for those who don't know me on facebook ( i'm taylor 'confliction' garrison), here's how things are looking, and my progress as the ever-so doomed apostate i seem destined to be.. .
apart from creating the facebook page, i've created a youtube channel (youtube.com/shunthisass) where i plan to occasionaly post jw related material... but probably mostly to goof around with ( i like making/editing videos).. .
1 confliction in
well, just thought it would be interesting to post this note to any who would care- i've been doing heavy research in trying to justify a paradise earth from the bible (so far, it's almost impossible without leaps and bounds), and it was interesting to come across the term "chiliasm"; up until now i had never heard that term before, so i looked it up.. .
it turns out it's from the greek word "chilioi", which could be translated 'kilo', or 1,000.. well, chiliasm, also called millennialism, is the belief that christ will reign for 1,000 personally over mankind.. of course there are various versions of this doctrine, relating to the belief of the rapture in the second coming of christ- or not.. so, i guess witnesses could be called "chiliasts", correct?.
well here comes the fun part.
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.