In this video, JT & Lady Cee discuss their past history attending Jehovah’s Witness conventions. They discuss their experience working in the chairmans office and how different it is from sitting with the general population at the convention.
Lady Cee calls JT out on certain elder practices during the time they went to different congregations where he delivered public talks. They have a fun time discussing and reminiscing about life at the Kingdom Hall and conventions.
Thomas grew up as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses – walking the walk, talking the talk, and making all of his decisions based on the Watchtower script. He comes from a prominent Jehovah’s Witness family spanning three generations. Prior to his birth, his mom began charting her own course of independence choosing to enroll in college and marrying an unbeliever. Of course, this led to her being disfellowshipped from the organization and causing a lot of turmoil in her family. Eventually she reconciled and rejoined the group. So, when Thomas and his sister came along, they grew up in what is known in the Jehovah’s Witness religion as a “divided household”. They were looked at by the brothers and the sisters in their congregation as “fatherless” children because their dad was an unbeliever.
As with most Jehovah’s Witness children, Thomas was one of those eager to fit in with his peers. He was having reservations about whether he wanted to continue in the path of the religion. Eventually, he began reaching out and making more friends within the organization and those thoughts soon faded. However, when he got older, he ventured into thinking about increasing his professional development skills and started reading books and attending seminars. During his discoveries and experiences, he was beginning to learn about his wants and desires as a person and what makes him happy. He also began hearing messages stating that sometimes to progress in life you have to cut out negative influences. Constantly hearing the word “no” every time he wanted to venture out and explore other opportunities.
Thomas knew that he could not put the religion on a shelf and go after his dreams because the religion is a package deal. If her were to begin finding himself in this world, he knew it was something that would separate him from family. It didn’t take him long to begin on the path to critical thinking and his decision to Google more information about Jehovah’s Witnesses helped him to discover the real truth about their so-called truth.
The 2016 Regional Convention was the pivotal turning point in his life. He was playing the script in his head weeks prior to attending where he was actually visualizing the script. Thomas states that he already knew there will be videos relating experiences on how other Jehovah’s Witness children are sacrificing their lives to further the work of the Kingdom. But he was getting tired of that same ole rhetoric. Sure enough, just as expected, he was met with experiences and video presentations showing how other youths his age was being convinced to stop living or dreaming about a life they could enjoy. It was at this convention where the young teen was encouraged not to pursue his passion in playing the violin. That was the last straw and was the last convention that Thomas attended.
Along the way, Thomas began thinking about his own ideas and how to find success in life. He and two friends, also former Jehovah’s Witnesses, started a dog treat business. The business specializes in all-natural healthy dog treats. They have a very nice selection of organic treats for four-legged family members. If you are interested in learning more about what they have to offer, check out the link below for their commercial and website access!
Throughout the years, the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society has never disappointed Jehovah’s Witnesses in applying pressure to perform in the door-to-door preaching. Do more is their admonition if you want to gain everlasting life. Do more, without letup, making known God’s name and preaching the good news of the kingdom under any type of circumstances. If it were not for the mandatory social distancing laws by the government, during COVID-19, Jehovah’s Witnesses surely would be out in the territory seeking to find individuals that are down and out and looking for answers to life’s most perplexing questions.
What better time to show up on the doorstep of unsuspecting victims during this most tragic time of need calming their fears by promising them a chance to live forever in a paradise earth.
After meetings were cancelled around the world due to mandatory social distancing, Jehovah’s Witnesses began using teleconferencing services such as Zoom to conduct their weekly meetings. Although the friends were attending meetings in the comfort of their own homes, they were still expected to dress up as if they were physically at the Kingdom Hall.
Sad to say, there have been reports about Jehovah’s Witnesses being counseled for not wearing appropriate attire or being properly groomed. One elder told a brother that he looked like he had not shaved in several weeks. Still others were told to turn on their cameras and to take selfies and email them to the elders to show how many in the family attended the meeting.
In some cases, the brothers are recommending that those in attendance sit in straight back chairs instead of lounge chairs. One family was blocked from attending the meeting because they had a generic name for their computer. After changing it to the name of their family, they were allowed to attend. If these are supposed to be public meetings, why does the name of the computer make a difference? The Watchtower organization is acting much like big brother keeping tabs on Jehovah’s Witnesses, a stark reminder of the movie 1984, by George Orwell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four
In this podcast, Linda discusses her awakening to the realization that she spent her entire life waiting on false expectations as promised by the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society. She explains how she knew that something was wrong for many years. However, when bad things were taking place at her congregation, the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she looked the other way, having the attitude of “waiting on Jehovah”.
During the 2016 Regional Convention, there was a video presentation demonstrating how to uphold the Watchtower’s shunning policy. As the perfect demonstration for everyone sitting in the audience, there was a husband and wife refusing to answer the telephone after seeing the caller ID displaying the phone number of their disfellowshipped daughter.
After sitting there watching the scene of their refusal to pick up the phone, Linda said, “enough is enough”. It was definitely a turning point in her life in how she is deciding to heed instructions on how to conduct her life as directed by the governing body.
In the back of her mind Linda was saying, what if their daughter were in real danger and needed their assistance and they are deciding not to pick up the telephone? This is not the love that Jesus spoke about the Bible.
Linda is experiencing her own guilt, after realizing she could have been more supportive to her own son after being dealt a bad hand by the elders in the congregation. Instead of pursuing a path to right the wrongs, Linda told her son to “wait on Jehovah”. But he could no longer tolerate their foolishness and left the organization.
Listen to her story in this podcast and see if you can relate to the many experiences she relates about her life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. At age 70, she is picking up the pieces of the life she has remaining. She is, however, pleased with the fact that in supporting her children throughout the years they are happily sharing their success with her as extension to the life she lost.
If you are a former Jehovah’s Witness trying to make sense of what is happening in the world, you may have that nagging question in the back of your mind, “Should I go back to the Kingdom Hall?” Namely, because you were taught that this is the only place you can gain salvation.
The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has been instrumental throughout the years convincing people that they will live forever in a paradise earth. They have been selling this beach front property to unsuspecting victims for years. The only way the adherents can cash in on this deal, is having a connection with being an active Jehovah’s Witness attending meetings at the Kingdom Hall and willingly spending countless hours knocking on doors and passing out books and pamphlets to other unsuspecting victims.
At some point, many people begin to realize that something is not adding up and stop attending meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Despite the nagging feel that something is wrong with the teachings, they are never able to get closure because they still believe this is the truth and are afraid of doing research about the foundations of the religion. Mainly, they are in fear because they have been forbidden to read anything religious other than what is approved or published by the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society.
Some Jehovah’s Witnesses stop attending meetings at the Kingdom Hall because they may have had a run-in with a fellow brother or sister. And still others may have fallen into the Watchtower’s category of wrongdoing and have been disfellowshipped from the congregation.
Needless to say, throughout the years, people have left the organization for one reason or another. However, when world conditions begin to worsen, people begin flocking back to the Kingdom Hall thinking that the end is just around the corner. We encourage you to take time and research the Jehovah’s Witness religion. You can begin learning many things about this religion at JWfacts.com.
In this podcast, Stephen provides an insiders view on what it’s like being married to a Jehovah’s Witness. He not only became well versed in the religion, but can provide an in-depth review on what you can expect. While every relationship may not be the same, there are a lot of similarities when it comes to following the Watchtower’s rules.
If you’ve ever left the Watchtower organization and thought you were all alone. You’ll discover these three guys story one of triumph. Not only did they reunite and rekindle their friendships, but they have a lot of good advice to share that can help anyone leaving, to pick up the pieces and have a different outlook on life.
In this podcast, the comparison is made to how difficult it may be for an elderly couple to move out of a bad neighborhood much like a Jehovah’s Witness that invests many years in the Watchtower organization. They, too, may experience similar issues.
A lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses realize that there is something wrong with the teachings because of the sheer number of failed predictions. But, they have built their lives around the organization and established relationships with many people throughout the years. They have a certain level of fear about disturbing their current ecosystem because they have no idea how to start over after spending a lifetime in the organization.
Everyone has different interests and have given up a lot in their lives waiting for armageddon to save them from their circumstances. Unfortunately, most people that joined this religion many years ago, died without the realization of surviving into a paradise earth as the Watchtower so aptly talks about rather fluently.
When it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” because each person clings to the beliefs based on their own challenges and difficulties. In fact, you can have 25 people sitting at the Kingdom Hall and each one of them are choosing to remain loyal for different reasons. What one person may believe is the truth about certain Watchtower teachings, another member may not agree at all. However, they both have the same thing in common, namely, they believe this is the truth!
Others may strongly believe that they don’t want to leave because they have nowhere else to go and are willing to take their chances to see what may happen. You cannot force anyone to leave if they are unwilling to accept the information you are trying to present. However, do your best to keep the lines of communication open so that when your loved ones are ready to listen, you will be there for them during their time of need.
Still others remain in the organization and are otherwise known as PIMO, Physically In Mentally Out because they do not want to lose precious relationships with their friends and families. However, once you learn that it’s not necessary to continue living in fear, you will abandon the notion that there is no life outside of family if you will only venture out to the unknown world. You will find true, unconditional friendships and an entire world of loving individuals. But, you have to yearn to explore something new!
The Corona Virus is in its infancy and at this point, no one knows its boundaries or how high the death toll will rise. However, we do know that it is a major global health concern. Like with prior diseases, a vaccine is sure to come by means of medical science.
Unfortunately, certain groups use these as opportunities to take advantage of the fears of individuals by scaring them. They seize the moment by creating an “end of the world” mentality.
Therefore, is the Corona Virus simply another disease that will go down in history as another illness that fades away in time or is it truly a sign of the times?
We receive a lot of correspondence asking us for assistance on how to handle situations where someone’s loved one is dating a Jehovah’s Witness, an individual is married to a JW and wants to return to the religion, the scenarios are endless.
This podcast is one of many where we will be talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses and relationships and what to expect when you are in a relationship with them. It is heartbreaking to hear about long time relationships coming to a screeching halt or newly established ones that are unable to get off the ground all because a JW wants to return to the Kingdom Hall because of the Watchtower’s shunning policy.
We have been reading your comments and we appreciate your thoughts. This is the first segment of many where we will begin sharing your collective feedback about the topics we share online. Everyone comes from a variety of backgrounds, countries, ethnicities, etc. but we all share one common denominator and that is, we all received our instructions from the same channel – the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society. Some paid dearly with their lives others are living a nightmare based on the decisions they made.
As everyone struggles to pick up the pieces of their lives, we hope that our videos can prove to be a true testament to what they have endured throughout the years.
Many thanks to Rashauna (Capgurl3) for lending her voice as the Voice Over Artist for the viewer feedback!
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If you are not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you may not realize that if you don’t know the right type of questions to ask when seeking knowledge, they may trick you into believing something far different from what they actually believe. In this video, JT, Lady Cee and Daniel, break it down, helping you to understand how Jehovah’s Witnesses have their own language which is nine times out of ten closer to being what we term “loaded” thus making it most difficult for their potential converts to learn who they are and what they are really about.