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- 54Bonsai in
i asked an old jw friend of mine why so many baptized individuals leave the jw religion.
"did it ever occur to you, old friend, that maybe they know something that you don't know and have valid reasons for leaving?
", i asked.. his response set me back for an answer.
- 18Bonsai in
been a lot of death in my life recently.
a close family member died yesterday.
a close friend died 8 weeks ago - both from cancer.
- 26Bonsai in
so, i've been out for 2 years now.
just picked up and walked away from the wacky religion that tried to control every part of my life through fear and guilt.
i've been wondering as the months go by what would happen when an elder finally showed up at my door and pressed the issue as to why i ceased all activity and then tried to reactivate me.
- Bonsai in
a strong 6.2 earthquake a few days ago in southern japan was followed by a magnitude 7.3 quake this morning in nearly the same area.
looks like a war zone there.
thankfully, i don't live in the area where the earthquakes and aftershocks are occurring.
- 150Bonsai in
time to take a break from debating religion.
take in a breath of fresh air and be healed by the wonders of nature around you.. how many of you have a garden?
how many have a nice flower patch to go with your vegetable garden?
- 4Bonsai in
i dedicated the majority of my life to the whims of seven men who live in an ivory tower.
i've heard recently that they are about to finish a new retirement home in beautiful, rural upstate new york.
- 71Bonsai in
the more i think about it, the more i feel an extreme dislike for the apostle paul.
he was on par with hitler in his treatment of the jews before he "saw the light".
he replaced jesus teachings of love and mercy with a more legalistic, pharisaical concept of devotion to god.. any evil person can come to believe in god and worship him if the scales were literally and miraculously removed from his eyes.
- 21Bonsai in
witnesses on facebook are salivating over this atlanta-journal constitution newspaper article.. http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-atlanta-journal-constitution/20151015/281479275254108/textview.
- 2Bonsai in
i wish i had some fellow ex-jdubs to shoot the shat with.
it's lonely out here when all the people i know are stuck in the borg.
- 20Bonsai in
my wife's mother just related to us an interview she heard during the recent three day convention that she just had to share with us.
a brother and his wife have, for over 20 years, shunned their daughter because she ran off and eloped with a worldly guy.
while openly sobbing, he related how difficult it has been to shun his daughter and avoid unnecessary contact with her and her family.