This is an interview with two men who took issue with certain teachings by the Society’s Governing Body and who, after quite a struggle, met with some of them to discuss the problems they saw (!!!) especially the disfellowshipping of Raymond Franz. It’s a long video, but its worth it.
But if you read ExChristian testimonials you will notice that quite often church leaders or members do things that either trigger the deconversion process or help it along. They may turn a doubter into a skeptic or a quiet skeptic into an outspoken anti-theist, or as one former Christian calls himself, a “devangelist.”
Here are some top ways Christians push people out the church door or shove secret skeptics out of the closet. Looking at the list, you can’t help but wonder if the Catholic bishops, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and their fundamentalist allies are working for the devil.
The 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart” District Convention has already generated controversy among thinking Jehovah’s Witnesses with the release of a new animated children’s DVD entitled “Become Jehovah’s Friend: Listen, Obey, and Be Blessed”.
I can’t be the only one who thinks this…like so many of the Society’s videos…would make a great Rifftrax. Seriously. Get on it, people. I would do it, but it’s never as funny when you do one alone and my wife would be burned alive if she helped.
So i’m 21, just married, and raised in my fathers image and thank god he liked sci-fi…a genre i was able to escape to new WORLDS in. He even took me to a TREKKIE covention when I was albout 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum and it was packed. We had watched every episode over and over…I thought. There was no VCR then. So what was my reaction when just as we were leaving for another meeting from hell…it happened…A Star Trek episode came on that I had NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!!!!!! Manna from HEAVEN!!! What would you (or jesus) do? I didn’t CARE what jesus woudl do Scarlet.
Well wife was APPALLED at the thought of me missing a meeting for this lil STAR TRECK THINGY! ….
P.S. A certain Atheist Geek begins college tomorrow. It’s a role of the dice for me and my wife. My boss at my last job had been trying to get rid of me for two years and…mysteriously…I wasn’t able to find a part-time job at the same large facility that would allow me to do this. So I’m looking for another job that will. Wish me luck, guys. I know some won’t understand this, but it’s something I just had to do.