News and Links for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: Apostasy

Apostasy

This one sounds interesting. From the film makers:

Our feature film Apostasy needs your help. We are in a tight competition with eight talented teams to win the funding we need to make this film. To succeed, we need to prove that this story MUST be told – that we have an audience who not only wants to see it, but believes it must be seen by others.

This film deals with the pain that is caused by Jehovah’s Witnesses who shun loved ones – simply because they dare to live their lives differently. Our director, Dan, was raised as a JW until he left at 21. From his personal experience, from the stories you’ve shared, and from the media coverage about this ‘religion’, we are surprised that there is not a single English speaking film in history which deals with this subject. Why?

So… all we ask is that you like our page **not just this post, but our official Apostasy page www.facebook.com/apostasyfilm**
Thank you and very happy holidays to those who choose to celebrate it.

Their Facebook page is here. Please like it!

The World Is Not Falling Apart Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times.

Yes, contrary to the claims of many doomsday cults, the world is getting better, not worse. This seems kind of obvious to me, but this link gives you some real facts. Another one that lists 26 charts and maps can be found here.

WATCH: 10 Body Parts You No Longer Need

Because Intelligent Design doesn’t make a lot of sense if you take the time to really understand actual science. This one could easily go under my atheist links, but it just so happens that the AWAKE! for this month talks about abiogenesis/evolution (they lump them together, so I might as well do the same). It is … pretty bad. If you read it, make sure to take note of the quotes and the lack of citations. In other words, business as usual.

JWPODCAST.ORG

A new podcast about Jehovah’s Witnesses, run by former Jehovah’s Witnesses. They seem to have a full cast of ex-Witness celebrities you might enjoy. You can also follow them on YouTube.

Jehovah’s Witness Publication Urges Faithful to Treat Disfellowshipped Loved Ones as if God Killed Them

In case you need another reminder that Jehovah’s Witnesses can be heartless, just look at the latest issue of The Watchtower:

This one comes from the Patheos website and was written by the Friendly Atheist. Note that he’s been posting a fair amount of Witness related material over the past year or so. Some may want to keep tabs on his blog.

Reshaping History – How the Watchtower controls their image by editing their own past

This one appears at Cedar’s website, but was written by a guest author.

When Watchtower’s new ‘history’ book was released this summer it was said to have been released because their old one had too many pages. “God’s Kingdom Rules!” was presented as a slimmer, and therefore more translatable, volume than its predecessor.

I’ve recently had a chance to go through it, and I firmly believe its purpose is much more complex than we have been led to believe.

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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One Response to News and Links for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: Apostasy

  1. ann says:

    I would love to see the apostasy film. I’min (this thing will NOT let me separate those words) a weird loophole that’s actually making some progress with my bethel loving missionary family. So, in the interest of my younger family members, I just can’t go around “liking” things called apostasy film. It’s shitty, but it’s the name of the game I’m choosing to play. But I’d pay to see it…just fyi 🙂

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