News And Links For Atheists And Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: Candace Conti Awarded $28 Million in Jehovah’s Witness Child Molestation Case

College is siphoning all of my time and much of my will to live as I take four tests every week while trying to hold down a job. So I have not been able to put together much in the way of content here or anywhere else.

I still have some things that deserve mentioning, so I’m putting them together for you here.

Plaintiff Awarded $28 Million in Jehovah’s Witness Child Molestation Case

On June 17th, 2012 the New York Times reported that a Northern California jury awarded $28 million in damages to Candace Conti who said the Jehovah’s Witnesses allowed an adult member of a Fremont, Calif., church to molest her when she was 9 years old (Superior Court of California, case no. HG11558324). Molestation lawsuits encompass a broad range of circumstances including criminal charges filed on the behalf of a molested child. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Molestation. http://www.attorneyone.com/molestation/

You can go back and learn more about the case from documents available here.

Why I Am Not a Jehovah’s Witness

I was genetically designed to be a Jehovah’s Witness. I say that because, unlike so many others, I did not join the religion at the behest of a smiling face knocking at my door one morning but rather because my parents were Jeho­vah’s Witnesses. And they were both Jehovah’s Witnesses because their parents were Witnesses. There was no other route—no other reality—in my world than that of the Witnesses and the publishing company that dictates their doctrine, the Watchtower Society. I was taught from an early age that the Watchtower’s teachings were the truth, even to the point of calling them “the Truth.”

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Our Knowledge vs. Their Knowledge

They will tell you that all of these others — these outsiders with their “evidence,” these people who claim to “know” things — are evil liars. They will explain to you that these others are part of a conspiracy. It is a huge, vast, global conspiracy of wicked people that encompasses everyone — everyone except, of course, them. And they will invite you to join them in opposing this conspiracy. They will invite you to join them in believing — without basis or evidence — the very worst things you can imagine about millions of people whom you have never met. They will invite you to join them in celebrating yourselves as uniquely righteous and as better than everyone else — the sole remnant of innocence in an irredeemably wicked world.

A Conversation With WhoIsYourCreator.Com

This is a long one, but worth it.

So here’s my story and subsequent conversations with whoisyourcreator.com. After a return trip along Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon, I noticed a billboard along the side of the freeway with the caption ‘Are they making a monkey out of you’? Having some higher education basics of science in biology, chemistry, and other related fields under my belt, I couldn’t help resist the urge to check out this website. When I did, I checked out the site and was blown away by the misrepresentation of science they were displaying. So I decided to contact them with a non-confrontational email to see how they would respond. Here’s the initial contact last year:

Jehovahs Witness Masturbation Video fully translated.

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A bonus for the geek in all of us.

About The Atheist Geek

The Atheist Geek is a former Jehovah’s Witness turned secular humanist. He’s a lifelong sci-fi geek and a writer wannabe.

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4 Responses to News And Links For Atheists And Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: Candace Conti Awarded $28 Million in Jehovah’s Witness Child Molestation Case

  1. Lauren says:

    Hello,
    I was excited when I read that you are pursuing higher education. If you do not mind answering, have you declared a major? I hope you enjoy your classes. I know that what you are doing is very difficult (work and school) but hopefully it is equally rewarding.

    Like most Jehovah’s Witnesses, higher education was not an option for me. I was taught not to focus on education, and believed Armeggedon would come before I graduated high school! During my junior year of high school, the society changed their stance on higher education; saying we could only pursue higher education to further our spiritual goals.

    I remember feeling such anxiety about my decision. I feared what would happen if I attended school for reasons other than my spiritual goals. I chose to forego higher education, and pioneer instead. Looking back, this is the decision I regret the most (second only to getting baptized)!

    Two years later I realized I did not want to be a Jehovah’s Witness. Since that time I have addressed the regrets I had, starting with enrolling as a full time student. Every time I think of the friends and family I have lost at the hands of the the organization, I am determined to make the most of my choice to leave!

    I wish every person who has left could follow their dreams too. I only know one person who has left, and we are very close. When I see how the society has destroyed her life, I become angry. Nothing would make me happier than for her to overcome the obstacles before her. Losing another person to this battle is disheartening- RIP Oompah.

    There are times I am consumed by the regrets I have. I feel like I should have accomplished more in life. I feel like I should be able to make friends. During these times, I try to focus on the positive in my life. I think about the people who have been affected far more than I have.

    I love reading your articles. I know you are very busy, so thank you for writing them. I view not being a Jehovah’s Witness as an opportunity I should never take for granted. There are so many positive things they are not allowed to partake in. That would be a really nice topic to read about in the future. 🙂

    • Thanks for your kind words. I will keep this in mind as a topic for a future article. I’m not able to write much just now–I’m told the program I am studying in the school’s most difficult, so it’s hard to keep up sometimes. But I will have time off around Christmas.

      Thanks for reading, too.

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