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132 Scully in
just curious about this question today and wondered if anyone else has pondered this.. is worship meant to be a reverent show of appreciation for life that god imparts to individuals?
if that's the case, and someone - by the mere accident of their birth - has a truly crappy life, why should these people worship god or show him "appreciation" for their unfortunate circumstances?
why should anyone who endures hardships worship god, particularly if they have been worshiping god and then all of a sudden a heap of trouble just plops into their lives, unannounced and unwelcome??.
23 Joysome in
as i've said before i'm very lost and torn and confused.
part of me still believes in the things that i was taught as a jw.
2 jazbug in
is there anyone in the spokane vicinity who would like to attend an ex-jw or 'fade-aways' who would like to meet with an informal support group/social gathering.
we meet on the second sat.
of each month.
28 rem in
i had a terrifying experience this morning and i'm writing about it as a lesson on how we perceive things.
this type of thing has happened to me several times in my life, but since it just happened again this morning, and ghosts seem to be a topic of interest on this board, i thought i'd share it.. i was staying at a friend's house while she was away.
this place is an old apartment complex built in the 1920's in san francisco.
20 kwijibo in
i don't miss being spoken to like i was someones best friend when i know they wouldn't pee on me if i was on fire.. i don't miss always standing on my own and having no one come and talk to me.. i don't miss having people talk around me about the great time they had at the latest sport/barbecue/dinner get-together which i wasn't invited to because i'm not spiritual enough.. i don't miss not having friends in the truth or out of the truth because i shouldn't mix with wordly people.. i don't miss being so bored for all those hours a week.. i don't miss all the false smiles people give me when i look at them at the hall and the way they look away when i walk past them at the shopping center.. .................. anyone got anymore?
8 nightwarrior in
the presiding overseer approached me one day with another brother ,his son in law.with a sarcastic smile on his face .
informing them that a man was seen exposing himself in an area where children and familys frequent,i replied dont be silly that is a seriouse matter,looking to him and his son in law,well someone gave the registration number of one of his vehicles in to the police,and therfore he was visited by the police hence all his family got to find out, .
at this moment in time myself and family were traveling around in our motorhome miles away from the area he was supposed to have been in ,but he still needed someone to blame within the congregation,therfore his whole family sat down and ,decided that i was the one to have reported him annonmously ,on reflection another brother visited us and stayed on holiday over the weekend due to his son being with us,therfore i wouldnot put it past him ,i should have done it myself, .
7 Pking in
me and my 3 bros. on holiday with friend his sis and her friend which they secretly brought with.
15 therealtruthsayer in
there were times in my life when i wondered to myself "am i making a mistake by leaving "jehovah"?
" at this point i know i have no doubts because why would a loving god kill everyone on earth who isn't a witness and i don't think that the true religion of god would be delivered to a white man in america.
that's why i'm no longer a believer.
1 therealtruthsayer in
looking for michael coats from tacoma, wa.
i can't remember the name of the congregation.
the hall held four congregations midland, mckinley heights, and crestview and the spanish congregation.