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Hey Norway,

Now do Scientology!

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My husband of 10 years is a lifelong JW. I'm a lifelong atheist. While I don't understand how someone so smart (my husband) can be so fucking stupid, what I really don't understand is how his daughters, who were raised JWs, can simply stop going to services and being involved in the church but still be welcome in that community. They openly celebrate holidays and birthdays and are not raising their children as JWs. They just...stopped. But when my husband (when he was married to his former wife, also a JW) had an extramarital affair, OH BOY WATCH OUT DON'T TALK TO HIM!!!!! He continued to go to "meetings" where he sat in the back and no one either spoke to or acknowledged him. After about a year of this they "allowed" him back in. It's. So. Stupid.

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My great grandmother was a catholic who basically said "fuck off" to her religion's diktat about women, yet she went to Sunday mass. By the way, her husband was an atheist too.

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In reading your comments he obviously is exercising the patience that Jesus displayed. Apparently your have not committed adultery or he would be able to be free from your apparent hatred of him and his beliefs. May he continue to be blessed for his dedication.

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By the way, you never answered my question about my husband's daughters not being "disfellowshipped." But that's OK, because I know there's no reasonable, rational answer for it.

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He is blessed...he's married to me. ;)

I am also blessed; I found the love of my life. Love is the most important thing in your bible, yes? Where did you pick up the hatred?

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Jan 1, 2023·edited Jan 1, 2023

So did we land here instead of OnlySky? I was sick of OnlySky.

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I don't know wtf Hemant is doing. But, yeah, OS/Vilefoura sucks.

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I was in the JW organization and several different congregations. The “rules” are not applied evenly which is very hypocritical. I left voluntarily as I felt I was surrounded by essentially a group of programmed religious robots who were not permitted or encouraged to have a single thought of their own and would be, in fact, punished for it.

Besides my own observations, the two books that ABSOLUTELY proved to me what the JW Governing Body really was:

“CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE” by Raymond Franz (former member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses and head of the Writing Committee for the Watchtower magazine; Frederick Franz was his uncle and former head of the Governing Body): The life history unveils the functioning and inner workings of the Watchtower organization. A first-hand account as he was the member of the Governing Body and the head of the Writing Committee for the Watchtower Magazine.

“IN SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN FREEDOM” by Raymond Franz: Issues that Christians face when they seek to reconcile considerations of conscience, loyalty, responsibility and freedom.

Must reads for anyone in the organization or studying to join it. If I had read these books before starting to study, I would have been asking a lot of questions at my personal bible study. They would have had no answers, called the books apostate and that I shouldn’t be reading them which would have sent up a huge red flag. I DONATED BOTH OF THESE BOOKS TO THE LIBRARY so the public could read them and maybe keep someone else from wasting 12 years of their lives like I did!

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