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Former JW
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Former JW
I left the cult way too late in life. But here I am. I'm done with the first phases of becoming an atheist and settled in. Just want to find like-minded people. Nice to meet you.
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RE: Former JW
Welcome! Join the fray!
One thing you never see: A guy in Boston, Mass. with a Union flag yelling "The Nawth's gonna rise again!"






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#3
RE: Former JW
Welcome aboard.
For what it's worth, it seems like I'm too late to bring up this point about his OP: Whether or not it's possible if something can come from nothing, it's clear that God, if he exists, definitely violates that principle: After all, what is the creation of the world but his creating something out of nothing?


-Rev Rye.

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RE: Former JW
(June 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm)chimp3 Wrote: Welcome! Join the fray!

Thanks!
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#5
RE: Former JW
Welcome.

Some years back a new coworker (who became a great friend) had recently left the JWs. It was a terrible experience for her but she made it through with help from friends and a bit of therapy.

Hopefully you too can move forward to a happier life.
Popcorn

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RE: Former JW
Welcome. I love your name/avatar.
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#7
RE: Former JW
Welcome!

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Former JW
(June 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm)Athena Wrote: I left the cult way too late in life. But here I am. I'm done with the first phases of becoming an atheist and settled in. Just want to find like-minded people. Nice to meet you.

Welcome. You can be certain that it is never too late.

Might I enquire how you got into and out of JW?
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RE: Former JW
(June 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote:
(June 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm)Athena Wrote: I left the cult way too late in life. But here I am. I'm done with the first phases of becoming an atheist and settled in. Just want to find like-minded people. Nice to meet you.

Welcome. You can be certain that it is never too late.

Might I enquire how you got into and out of JW?

My parents were inactive JWs. I was heavily indoctrinated by my mother, even listening to the tapes of the horrid bible story book. When I was 13, I saw someone die. He was cute, nice, and I had had a crush on him from the second I saw him. It was devastating. I started praying. Then, my JW grandparents found someone to study with me. I should mention I was also homeschooled. So, JWs were my only community.

I got out just by letting myself think critically for the first time in 25 years.
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RE: Former JW
(June 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm)Athena Wrote: I left the cult way too late in life. But here I am. I'm done with the first phases of becoming an atheist and settled in. Just want to find like-minded people. Nice to meet you.

Welcome Woof.

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