News And Links For Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

The end of the world is not nigh

YOU could be forgiven for thinking that our existence on Earth becomes more precarious by the decade. So breathe a sigh of relief –
we may never have been safer.

Read it and weep, bitches! Ha ha ha ha!

New Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall opposed

More than 70 residents of Route 102 in North Smithfield and neighboring Burrillville have signed a petition to say they oppose a plan to consolidate multiple Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls in the area into one building on Victory Highway.

New Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia?

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The Watchtower Society Is Definitely Not A Cult

In his book, [Steven Hassan] uses a model called the “BITE” model: The “BITE” model of a cult is: Behaviour Control/Information Control/Thought Control/Emotional Control. Under each type of control, he lists identifying traits to determine if your group is being manipulated with any of the controls listed above (1-4). What I have done is taken each type of control (#’s 1-4 above) and taken each identifying trait under each one and supported each trait with quotes from the Society’s publications.

Leaving The Watchtower: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

But what happens when you leave the Watchtower behind, or any other fundamental religion for that matter? I feel that I am one of a very small minority that survived such an exodus without any serious or damaging effects. It is true that I have forever-and-a-day to contend with the fact that I have lost my family permanently; and that is no small difficulty. But what I’m talking about here is something else that I have seen when individuals leave the Watchtower, especially young people who were raised in the society. It can be agreed that they generally embark on a journey almost completely alone and with a great deal of naivety.

There are a few types of behaviors that I have identified. By no means does this come from any official study, but from my own personal observations….

This is why I like Moxie’s blog. No hate speak or whining about how “the tower” done her wrong. She writes interesting and helpful articles, then lets the readers make their comments without complaint. The comments she got for this are also interesting.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Least Tolerant Of Other Religions: Study Shows

A recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has found Jehovah’s Witnesses to be the least tolerant of other beliefs. When asked if many religions can lead to eternal life, just 16% of Witnesses answered “yes.” Compare that to the 57% of Evangelicals, 79% of Catholics, and 39% of Mormons who answered the same way. When asked if there is more than one way to interpret “truth” in the respondant’s religion, 18% of Jehovah’s Witnesses affirmed, compared with 53% of Evangelicals, 77% of Catholics, and 43% of Mormons.

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A Jehovah’s Witness Discovers His Atheism

Williams Sisters Can’t Vote Because of Religion

Serena Williams would vote for Barack Obama if she could. Don’t even ask Venus Williams what her political leanings are.

The Williams sisters, vocal on so many issues from fashion to gender equality and equal pay for women, say they’re not allowed to vote because of their religion. The sisters, who have 14 Grand Slam singles titles between them and are among the most recognizable athletes in sports, are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Conversations with an ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Another Ex-Jehovah’s Witness site. This one seems a lot better than many I’ve seen, though. It doesn’t push the hate or get all evangelical on you. Worth a look.

These are the diaries and musings of a woman who was raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, left the faith as a teen and lives as a disfellowshipped adult, shunned by her family.

Brainwashing lawsuit tossed out

The lawsuit of a Calgary man who claimed his daughter was brainwashed into rejecting blood transfusions by members of her Jehovah’s Witness church has been thrown out.

But Lawrence Hughes vowed yesterday to continue his fight and appeal the ruling of Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Alan Macleod.

Massive study finds most Americans devout, tolerant

But they also say, contradicting the teachings of many faiths, that truth comes in many forms. Large majorities of Americans say that many religions – – not just their own — can lead to eternal life, and that there is more than one way to interpret religious teachings…

The most striking exceptions are Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses….

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The Life of Brian

Jehovah’s Witness Saves A Life

See? It’s not always bad news.

Christianity or Cult?

The thing is: there are four beautiful girls from the Jehovah’s Witnesses church that knock on our door every single week. They stopped by last night again. They are very sweet people and that is one of the reasons which stop Brian and I from suggesting them to stop insisting. We feel really bad. We have no intention to be mean.
Although my husband and I have already told them we are individuals belonging to The Baptist Church, they do not seem to get it. They keep knocking. Extremely persistent. And we just cannot find the right, nice words to say we totally disagree with most of their beliefs; therefore, we have no interest in joining the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Personally, I am not prejudiced against any religious. You do not have to believe in what I believe to be my friend. I respect any denomination. I am not that judgemental when it comes to religious. Not at all.

This blog isn’t the easiest to read. The creator uses grey type over a black background. Yikes! But the story will probably bug you more than the typeface because we’ve all seen Witness parents who use their cute little kids to win a few more converts. Anyway… ::Shakes head::

Parents of sextuplets given transfusions lose court fight

VANCOUVER — A B.C. court says a child’s right to life trumps a parent’s charter right to guide their medical treatment in the case of four sextuplets taken from their Jehovah’s Witness parents.

Jehovah’s Witnesses sure get a lot more press in Canada than in the U.S. When we had Terry Schiavo, they had a Witness in need of blood transfusion. I gotta say the blood transfusion gets them a lot of press there, but it doesn’t exactly endear them to anyone. It’s bad press, ya know? Guess any press is better than none.

Here’s another story about this case. You can find a few more news tidbits on this one here.