As Critical Thinkers, we encourage everyone to do their own research and come to their own conclusions.
Unfortunately, as Jehovah’s Witnesses, we were conditioned by the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society to turn our thinking ability over to them. Even when we left the organization, we had to remind ourselves that we are free to make our own choices and decisions. It takes time, but eventually, it feels right.
It is simply an issue of being conditioned not to think for yourself. But, as you continue to grow after leaving the organization, we encourage you to make it your aim to choose for yourself.
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!
To listen to the episode that is based on the viewer feedback in this podcast, click the link below.
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.